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!
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Perfect quilting choice!!ReplyDelete
What a great quilt!ReplyDelete
it's gonna look amazing! love all that quilting!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!! Love the trees and the quilting is perfect!!!ReplyDelete
Looks great! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
Looking lovely- I think the quilting delivered exactly what you wanted!ReplyDelete