Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Fall Forest In Progress
This has been such a fun quilt to work on. I've found myself sewing every chance I get. Yesterday I finished up the quilting and today is binding day! The quilting is faux-faux-bouis. Yes, that is two fauxs.
Faux bois is French for false wood and it usually includes knot holes when used as a quilting motif. It is also called wood grain quilting. By removing the idea of knot holes I was hoping for a more uniform, all-over texture.
I really wanted the trees and the bold solid colors to be the focus of the quilt, but still I still wanted it to have great texture. In my mind I rationalized it as having a wood grain, nature trail, country road kind of feel. Or if your local, it's like driving up Highway 9. ; )
When I was finished I held it up for my husband to see and his first comment was, "I like how the wavy lines look kind of like wood." Mission accomplished! I didn't even prompt him to say that.
I'm putting the finished touches on the pattern and it will be available really, really soon. Thank you to all who have been asking!
Labels: fall forest quilt