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Binding is done. I thought I was done, but when I hung it up, I didn't like how the little red scallops don't lay flat. Tonight I'm going to see if I can add 3 or so little tacking stitching to hold them flat, keep them from curling up. Hey, I've been crazy on this thing all along, what's a few more hours of crazy. Since the quilting is fairly open on the border I think I can do it without much showing on the back.
Hopefully your plan will work and a few more hours for the finish line!!!
My current progress on Inner Cube. The "lemur print elements" have a small Tumbling Block in the center, surrounded by a black-n-white print with a color dot, and then another round of Tumbling Blocks in the same colors as the center one. They are the BIG color areas. I have one more lemur print to go on the far left side and one last row along the bottom.
The end is in sight and I can almost taste it!
When I first started cutting out all the individual pieces and all the fussy cutting and all the whining & venting :-) I was thinking there was going to be more than enough hand stitching here to last me through a rather long road trip we will be taking in September. Now that I'm almost DONE with stitching all those individual pieces into their respective elements, I'm realizing that for the September stitching, it's going to be sewing the column elements together. This creates another logistical problem to overcome .... how to KEEP all these separate elements in their proper place while stitching on the road?
Under normal circumstances, I'd keep them on my "design wall" and take down only the pieces I would be immediately stitching. But for a road trip, I don't have that luxury. I'm thinking that I will stack ONE column elements (the far right) together in the order they need to be stitched. I'll *leave* all the other columns pinned on the "design wall" and just take the whole design wall with me! When I finish one column, I can then unpin and stack the next column to be worked on. At least, that's a place for me to start thinking on. :-)
All i can say is "wow!"
Beautiful! It takes my breath away!
Is it possible to "pop the knot" of the little tacking stitches as you would in hand quilting?
that's a good idea, but I ended up able to hide the knots under the little scallops as I went around. the only one I couldn't hide was the last one, so I just did a small tack on the back. I approached this similar to applique, except I only did 3 stitches on each, I didn't want to stitch them completely down, just enough to keep them folded open. Some were fine but many of them were folded over. So much happier with the result. I finished it up on a short road trip today. All done, including the hanging sleeve for the show.
looking great Shelley. and great solution to take the design wall with you. You definitely don't want to unstitch hand stitching.
That is beyond wow!. Your forever projects sure don't last very long.
Your border is wonderful. I can see why you would be pleased to have taken the extra time to "flatten" the scallops.