Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Back in the beginning of 2018 I started sewing along with others in a months long mystery designed by Gosia of Quilts My Way. The final clue was released and it was time to finish up our wonderful stags.
I really wanted to quilt it using the invisible threads, but I had so many issues with my thread breaking so ended up going with a salmon colored thread instead. It seemed like a neutral color for both the light and dark fabric that the design contained.
Straight line quilting seemed like a good option, but then thought of adding the leaves considering the design needed a hint of nature. If I had unlimited time to get this guy finished I would have done a more detailed FMQ in the stag himself. I am still pleased with the way it turned out. The E2E quilting design is called Split Leaf Line by Lana Corcoran.
Using the piped binding with this quilt just seemed to be the perfect frame for the piece.
I did a pieced backing using some wonderful antler fabric. The colors of the cream and brown in the fabric were perfect for the design.
You can find many other elegant stags out there on Goaia's blog (www.quiltsmyway.blogspot.com), IG (#sodearlyqal), FB (Quilts My Way modern patterns) and various blogs. They have all been beautiful as well as colorful. There is even time to join in and do one with us. All the information is on Gosia's blog.
Thanks so much to Gosia and the generous donors for helping to make this such a fun project.