Monday, April 22, 2013

Guild Challenge Reveal

My guild members revealed our challenge pieces at our meeting on Saturday. The theme was "colorful Colorado." The maximum size was 30" square and the minimum was 1" square. No one went that small, but my piece was one of the smaller ones.

This is what I made.

It is about 9" by 12". The top is all made of wool and perl cotton threads plus a couple of buttons. It is all done by hand.

I tried a new-to-me finishing technique - facing. I used this tutorial by Victoria of The Silly Boo Dilly. Her directions and accompanying photographs are excellent. I had no trouble doing the facing and I'm very pleased with the results.

Here is what the back of my piece looks like.

I should add that I did not put the back piece of fabric on until after I was done with all the stitching on the front. For these types of pieces, I prefer to cover the back to protect the stitching. Doing this also hides all the knots and I don't have to worry about hiding them between the layers.

Here is a side view.

If you ever need to finish a quilt with a facing I highly recommend Victoria's tutorial and her method for doing this.

Also on display at our meeting was the quilt several guild members made for Alamosa County's upcoming centennial celebration. The county turns 100 on July 4th of this year.

All the information about the quilt, the significance of the various blocks and the makers can be found on our guild website.


West Michigan Quilter said...

As you know, I love your little wool quilt. You did a beautiful job. I like the way you finished the back too. Thanks for the link. That quilt for the centennial celebration is awesome!

Vivian said...

Your woolen project looks good enough to eat! Each part is exquisite. I don't stitch many hand projects, but I'm making a note of the tutorial for that backing, just in case. Such a logical way to hide the stitching.
Lovely centennial commemorative quilt.

Mama Pea said...

You know I love this project. You did such a great job. Maybe someday, I'll do another challenge. :-) Thanks for the link on the facing. I will try that sometime.

Jackie said...

That is simply gorgeous!