Friday, February 11, 2011

Binding

I love to sew the binding. But I will probably not do another one in satin. It is so difficult, I can see the limits of my skills.
I find it pleasant to do these small stitches. It is the same technique I use for the whole korak sewing.
I'm still thinking about a backing fabric. And I know I'll have to quilt or tie it from the reverse. Last time I did that it was on the Bauhaus quilt, and doing the backing quilting was a proof of my patience, indeed. But it has to be done!

Tibetan Astrology: "This is a day when oppression may be felt. Strife indicated. Good for important requests. Avoid secrecy and plotting. Stay away from crowds."
Any readers in Egypt?

10 comments:

Yael said...

Another quilt which is so much YOU Eva! I love it!
I opened that link and I love this colorful painting!
Have a nice weekend!

Deborah said...

The colors and stitching are so beautiful! Another masterpiece!

Judy said...

Oh Eva....that is such a gorgeous piece! I was blown away when I enlarged your photos!!! Magnificent!

xo

Storycloth said...

Yes! this is really lovely - you seem to have knack of balancing colour and texture without over-doing it. I am going to google 'korak' stitching as I do not know what it is. Gilly

Chris Gray said...

Another beauty Eva!...

...and I looked at the close-up too :-)

What's next on the list then?

Rayna said...

A work of art.

Els said...

What a wonderful work! Although it must have been very difficult sewing (the satin) it was worth all the hard labour: looks really gorgeous!!!!
(Your blog didn't open easily for some time ... don't know why ..)

Heather P said...

What a beautiful piece! Your fabrics are gorgeous!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the colors and texture and beautiful hand quilting.

Phyllis said...

Thank you for the comment on the Central Asian wall piece. I was not aware of the techniques used until I read this and saw your quilt, one I recall very well during that time. This quilt is similar too, as the one shown in that exhibit. Beautiful colors you chose.