Archive for April, 2011

Mystery Quilt Unveiled!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

(by Ann)

Ta daaaah!

The Mystery Quilt that was begun in December, 2007 was hung in the Cute Little House on March 28, 2011. A certain e-mailing spouse sent this photo and a couple of others to several hundred of his closest e-mail buddies but apparently not to all the crackpots, so here it is. Now all I have to do is decide what colors to paint the walls.

Another (almost) finished object

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

(by Cathy)

Well, the domain registrar switch seems to have gone off without a hitch, so I think we can safely continue using the blog.

I had one free hour yesterday, and another one today, so I used them to finally put the finishing touches on this project:

The photography is terrible because I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of the glare from the windows, but the vibrancy of the batik print still comes through.  It’s machine quilted with black thread on the top and variegated thread on the bottom, as you can see in this photo:

I still need to put a label on it and figure out how to hang it. I kind of want to do both in as minimal a way as possible, so as not to interfere with the quilting design on the back.  Since it’s pretty small, I’m wondering about three small loops to hold the hanging rod, rather than a full sleeve.  And I’m thinking about a very narrow strip of a label, perhaps inserted between two lines of stitching.  Any other suggestions for unobtrusive label and/or hanging?