Finished Mini Quilt
The name of this quilt is "The Boat Landing"
I decided to make a pieced bias cut binding for this little quilt. I used strips of the same fabric I used for inner parts of the quilt. The fabric I used for the binding is a store bought cotton.
I machine tacked the center of the flowers that are in front of the bench .
After I free motioned stitched the surface of the quilt I took three colors of embroidery thread and twisted them together and coated the thread lightly with fabric glue . I machine tacked the the rope in place from post to post.
When I first made the reflection for the boat I had stitched the reflection across the bottom and when I stepped back it looked like there were two boats. So I had to take out the stitching . I then took a fabric water color pencil and marked the refection in place. I then used a tiny bit of Elmer's glue diluted with water and a paint brush and painted of the penciled in reflection. I like the result and will use this technique on other quilts I make.
The binding was 21/2 inches in width.
I am starting a new project today . Something fun I like to do which is fabric bags and bracelets. Usually when I "m making small projects ideas for a large quilt will start forming in my head and one of the first thing I do is start drawing my ideas .
I like making the bags and bracelets because these projects use up scraps and they are easy to make.