I can cross another one off the list, because Deco Shimmer is done! I quilted it in one evening, and then cut and sewed the binding the next. I hand stitched the binding on the third evening, and then I had to wait for the clouds to clear to take some nice pictures outside.
I quilted it in a giant spiral. It seemed fitting for a quilt named Deco Shimmer. I used my walking foot, and quilted the lines about an inch apart. It was tight maneuvering in the middle of the quilt when I had to wrestle the whole thing around to rotate it every few stitches, but the farther around I went, the easier it got.
You can’t see the quilting as well in this shot, but the colours show up better. I put a hanging sleeve on the back in case I want to put it on a wall. This also gives me the option of putting it in our local quilt show next June, since hanging sleeves are required for the shows that are entered.
I backed it in a dark green fabric that had been lingering in my stash for a very long time. I guess I don’t use a lot of dark green.
I caught this little ladybug on the quilt as I was taking pictures, so I had to add a shot of him. I was surprised to see one outside at this time of year, since it’s been a number of weeks since it has started to drop below freezing overnight. It must be a very determined ladybug.
I tried a new shot, nestling the quilt in the crutch of the ash tree on my front yard. I love the fall colours on the trees down the boulevard. It’s a great view to see out of my front window.