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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cq ladies (CQJP 2015) is ALMOST finished

So this cq has taken a long time to finish.

Mostly because I have been looking for the perfect backing for it

A backing that would both give it some more structure and was still pliable

Tough bill to fill.

What I ended up with was a heavy brocade upholstery fabric

Can I tell you a secret? Promise not to tell?

I stole the backing, from material I 'm supposed to hem for my daughters mother-in-law, for a table cloth.
To be fair there is plenty more and I feel, not at all, guilty over the theft!

Its your own fault, if you leave me in charge of the perfect material, to finish something I've been agonizing over for 3 years!

Aand there you go, Mom logic.

It was bound to happen at some point.

Any way, It's ALMOST done.


I was looking at it hanging there on the curtain in my sewing room and decided,

It needs something,


It looked to plain, Just hanging there, It looked bare.

If something as embellished as these panels can be said to look bare!

I thought giving the panels a wide border   and putting the panels askew rather than in a uniform pattern
would make them less chaotic to look at.


Than sewing them all together in a bunch, throwing a binding around that and calling it good.

Well the spacing part worked out bUt Instead of the balance I was going for, the askew part just ended up making it look more awkward.

So, I am in the process of adding laces and flowers and stuff,

so it doesn't have all that empty space between the panels.

That look like they are going nowhere.

THey make it look Meh.

I will fix thAt!

1 comment:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That ffabric is perfect for your gorgeous blocks! I still have an old CQJP waiting to be turned into a book.

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