January 27, 2013

Deborah - Progress


I have finished basting the "false back" and the final backing, as you can see, and it is ready for binding. I'll sew the lace on afterwards. I noticed a few little details that need attention, like where I did not finish beading a seam detail. But I hope it will be finished today.

However, "Elvis" definitely will be ready to go to the AAQI as soon as it's bound:

 

13 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

What a serious accomplishment, Deborah! You must be as proud as a peacock! Be sure and post when the lace is on. Are you putting it along the border?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks, Debra. I could never have disciplined myself to finish without the encouragement of this group. I ordered some lace from Dharma because I couldn't find what I wanted. It just came yesterday so I'll add it once I get the border done.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

...add to the border, I meant to say.

ladyhawthorne said...

It's just wonderful, so filled with eye candy: color, textures and memories. You should be very pleased with it. Elvis is looking pretty good too.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Deborah, such a beautiful piece of work and am so looking forward to seeing your lace.

Suztats said...

This is a wonderful memory piece, and I really like the dark background you have--makes the colours pop. It's really stunning, and \I can't wait to see it once the lace has been added.
Elvis looks cool!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I've got some issues with the border. I felt like screaming this afternoon so I put it away for a bit. The border is wrinkling & puckering. I'm not sure why. I took the basting out thinking that might be the reason but it may be the nature of the fabric. Maybe I stretched it as I was sewing it to the quilt? I hate to say it but I think I am going to have to take it off & start over. :-(

Debra Spincic said...

My 1st guess would be it is stretched. Did you measure the wallhanging and cut the border to that measurement? Or did you attach a long strip and cut it off?

You may also need to interface or at least interline the border since it is one piece of fabric vs. the multi-layers of the CQ blocks.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I cut a long piece and trimmed it. I have some lightweight interfacing; I'll try it on one side & see.

Debra Spincic said...

You might check the length of your border against the length of your wallhanging to see if there is a discrepancy.

Judy S. said...

I have one of my knitting projects in time out at the moment also. Sometimes it seems to help me start with a fresh approach. Elvis is looking good! I can envision a big fight over who gets to purchase him! ;-)

cq4fun said...

Loved the angle of the view of your quilt. This is a beautiful finish, even if it's giving you fits right now. It is worth it! Elvis is going to be popular at the auction, I'm sure!

Cy said...

Your quilt top is looking so good with all the lovely blocks together. Great colour choice for the border too. I agree with Debra that the border might be wrinkling up because it is only one layer of fabric opposed to the multi layers of the blocks. Iron-on stabilizer (or something similar) would help give the border fabric some strength to lie flat.
Loving everything about Elvis.
Great work this week Deborah.