At long last: Flamboyant Extravagance

After a little indecision, and A LOT of help from my friends, I finally tackled and finished this UFO. It has been quilted, bound, labeled, and is currently drying out after blocking it.

So how did I quilt it in the end? Well, I did stitch-in-the-ditch with monofilament thread. And it was looking pretty good, but I did realize at that point that it was going to need more dense quilting. It is a table topper, after all, and I wanted to make sure anything set on it wouldn’t topple over. So I went back and looked at the alternatives and the suggestions some of you made. Thank you for that!

So what did I do? Something I hadn’t even considered until I read SewCalGal‘s suggestion. Of course! With all the beautiful threads out there, a little thread painting was just what it needed. Thank you, Darlene! I’m loving this piece! (You can click on the photo for a larger image)

And a couple of close-ups…

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    It is absolutely gorgeous, I love the mix of colors and the quilting.

    Debbie

  2. mariangela
    Posted April 6, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Angie, estas loca: es algo lindissimo. Como pudiste? cuanto tiempo necesitaste? Bellissimo.

  3. Irene
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Just a word: WOW! It´s really, really awesome!

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