The Edge of Paradise

Hello everyone.  For today’s photo challenge, I’m taking it back to quilting.  The assignment, “to capture an edge”.  Of course to me… I think of the edge of a quilt, the binding.

This quilt has 4 different treatments to the binding, but today, I’m going to give you a detail shot of the flowers, accented by the edge treatment between the center and the border.  I really love color, and the combinations in this quilt are perfect.

bird of paradise quilt wp_1024I paper-pieced this beautiful quilt nearly 10 years ago.  Bird-of-Paradise blooms are one of my favorite flowers, and I just love this design.

Have you tried paper piecing before?  It is time consuming, but the results are such perfect, sharp points.  I’ve learned a few different methods over the years.  If you are curious, a link to a paper piecing tutorial can be found here.  This is the way, I do it nowadays.

Happy Quilting,

Fellow Quilter,

Brian

 

4 thoughts on “The Edge of Paradise

  1. And a bountiful table to you and friends this Thanksgiving too. There is so much to appreciate in the world and, after a bump in my health road, I am delighted to get back to your blog. Bird of Paradise is artfully done and paper piecing is so accurate. I have done a few paper pieced projects but generally make the Rocky Road to Kansas quilt block to clear out scraps. Your glass fringe photo reminds me of the beginning of a bargello pattern. Thank you for your continued photo views.

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