Last night I finished the last stiches on the binding of the wall hanging, and I took it outside for a picture taking today. We have had a very strange winter this year, normally it would be very cold with lots of snow. When I took my walk in the forest today, together with DH, it felt like spring. No snow, birds chirping, and 5 degrees C. That made it a lot easier to complete the photoshoot.
The wall hanging is approximately 40" x 50" and it consists of 12 stitcheries from as many designers, one for each month of the year.
The spring-like conditions were a perfect frame for displaying the quilt. The sashing in between the framed blocks is a white-on-white fabric. Then a 1" black inner border, and finally a wide wood-like outer border. It is almost like a wooden frame.
Here the quilt is on display in the kind of spooky light in among the dense trees.
Here is a detailed picture that shows one of the blocks and the quilting. Each of the 12 individual blocks are framed by dense straight line quilting in white thread. That does not show off very well in this picture. The outer border is quilted with rectangular lines, which gives a good contrast to the wavy design of the fabric.
Notice the December block which is almost 3D with the yellow braids of the skier.
The Snow Bird in the January block was singing in the forest today, but there was no snow to make a snow man and -woman for the February block, like there was last year.
The binding is a green, black and gold striped fabric I bought during summer. It may be a little difficult to see this on the picture, but in real life it almost looks like a golden frame on the outside of the quilt. The backing fabric also fits the golden binding.
With this quilt I have finished my third UFO this year, and I also completed my February Goal of 2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes.
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