Thursday, August 11, 2011
Bird Island, Sunset Beach,NC
Next I wanted to add a frame around the edge... So, I began to research how to do mitered corners. I consulted a new book I've just purchased The Art of Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell. Page 136 had a great tutorial on mitered corners - easy to follow. I think I did well. What do you think? The picture with Sweet Puny Puss shows the process of sewing on the strips and the second picture shows the completed frame. Adding binding with mitered corners I learned easily last year. Now I feel like I've made another giant step in creating art quilts with a real professional edge. If only it were that easy. I keep hiding from all the intricate free motion quilting techniques.
My next step will be to add sea oats and dune grasses in the foreground, along with something near the horizon line... sailboat?, pelican?, seagull?,.... I've got to think about it. (What's to think about... this is called Bird Island - add a bird!)... Well, that certainly make sense. I love it when I give myself good ideas!
Hugs from Mary