Nellie"s Needles

Friday, February 27, 2009

"Imagine Monet" Is Finally Finished

I thought it was finished ... and most of you considered it done, too. But then I began to wonder if I could soften the transition between the dark binding and the body. I tried a variety of yarns and this gray-green chenille is perfect.
It not only is a value transition, but a the fuzzy texture serves to soften the hard line.

"Imagine Monet" 30"x 32"
Here's a peek at the back side. As you may recall the center panel and the four border pieces are constructed and quilted separately. They are connected with a wide zig-zag stitched seam. To cover up the stitching and to strengthen that join, I place a tube of fabric over it and hand-stitch it in place on both edges.
All photos are clickable for a larger picture.

11 comments:

acereta said...

It's increadibly beautiful!

Joyce said...

It looks better every time you show it.

Marie-Thérèse said...

Very clever solution :o) I very much agree.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

It's amazingly beautiful, Nellie.

Beverly said...

I don't know whether you did something, or whether I'm more observant today- but the illusion that the branch goes from bottom to top is definitely there. The colors read out into the border- it just works in that orientation.

ROZ said...

Lovely color choices

Anonymous said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.
Bernie

Maggie R said...

Hi Nellie. This is beautiful ..Nice work..
xoxo
(((((hugs))))
Maggie

teodo said...

Nellie..........the quilt as usual is BELLISSIMO.
I will connect my blocks so, it seem so perfect.
ciao ciao

Ketutar said...

Oh, I love it! Very pretty :-)
Thank you for sharing :-)

Michele Matucheski said...

Very nice--right down to the expressive quilting!