Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to the Snake


You remember the Reptile Quilt, don't you? I put it aside thinking about the backing. And about a batting, if any at all. Then I found this golden brown Indonesian fabric that I bought for 40$ in Berlin on a flea market. It is about 2 1/2 yards length. So I took part of it and just basted it on the reverse of the snake quilt (red thread). I chose the olive golden Turkish nylon thread. As the front has a quilting of its own, I let most of the thread run inside. A waste in some way. The pictures don't really show how nicely the golden bits shine on the surface. I follow the lines of the pattern; so it is not as boring as I was afraid it would be; have been procrastinating this job for months.

12 comments:

Els said...

Aaaah Eva! Love the fabric and what the golden thread is doing to it!
(Tried to read the kind of runic text next to the snake but couldn't ....)

Eva said...

Els, the runic text is Estonian.

deanna7trees said...

i remember. that brown fabric is just luscious and so is the thread. don't think i've seen thread like that before.

Yael said...
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Yael said...

Eva this fabric is gorgeous and fits perfectly with the snake and dragon quilt! I really like it a lot!
It's nice to see you with fabric and thread again! :-)

jude said...

good to see cloth here again

Judy said...

Wonderful choice - I'm glad you held off on it until you found the perfect fabric! That is such a beautiful quilt - so much to see and enjoy!

xo

Suzanna said...

I love the reptile quilt and the methods you have described. What a beautiful backing.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Just happened upon your blog and am enjoying your lovely quilts and paintings. The colors you use are sumptuous. Happy quilting!
best, nadia

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Oh, Eva, your quilts are stunning. I was just looking back on my blogs when I saw your comment again on the post-http://mscomfortzone.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-am-beholder-my-notebooks-memories.html-which I had answered asking what it meant (I speak only English, sorry to say)...then I found your wonderful blog after some false starts on the other ones (I have only one). So, if you wouldn't mind, I still want to know. And are you participating in Jude's Magic Feather Project? I am -It is my first ever attempt at stitchery!

Eva said...

The feather project is a wonderful idea, but I don't have time to participate. Got involved in a non-fabric project at the moment.

Deborah said...

Perfect together!