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.
I 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.
4 thoughts on “The Edge of Paradise”
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.
Beautiful! Where do you get your paper piecing patterns? The quilt shop by me doesn’t carry them…
Morning Megz I am not sure where Fellow Quilter gets his, but I also find basic ones at http://www.freequilt.com/piecing.html However, I imagine this one is by a specific designer. We will have to wait and see what Fellow has to say. Good luck; it is beautiful for sure!
I purchase them in quikt shops as i travel around. I purchased this one in Hawaii. Imagine that, huh?