Monday, September 5, 2016

Corsage for Arcadia Avenue


As I'm finishing up sewing the binding on Farmgirl Vintage, I'm starting to think of what's next. I bought this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric to be the backing for Arcadia Avenue. It's called Corsage. It's so pretty. 

This is the best I could do with piecing it. The corsages are about 5 inches wide. The edge you can't see is made up of half corsages. I tried to match them up but the corsages are not the same. After moving the fabric around about a million times, I thought this set up would work out the best. I just tried to match the flowers up as best as I could. I think it's fine. I still have to wash and iron it. 


For those of you who don't remember, this is Arcadia Avenue. I'm a little afraid to start quilting it. I don't want to mess it up! I think I'm going to stitch in the ditch a lot. I don't think this one needs too much loopy quilting. It looks good as it is. I plan on doing some free motion quilting in the connecting triangles between the blocks. I'm still working on my plan!

8 comments:

  1. Wow what a stunning piece of fabric! Love the colors! Of course Arcadia Avenue is beautiful too!!! Anything you decide re:quilting will be fabulous!

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  2. Very pretty fabric for the backing. Good plan for the quilting, too. I know you will do a wonderful job.

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    1. Thank you, Em! Hope I come up with a good quilting plan! I usually decide as I go along. Seems to work for me.

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  3. Gorgeous backing fabric! and your quilt is fantastic--what a lot of piecing! -hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Hope this is one is easier to quilt than the last one!

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  4. This is looking great - stunning in fact!

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    1. Raewyn, you always leave me the nicest comments! Thank you so much!

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