Jan 6, 2009
Last nite I put on the new binding and added a few more dew drops made from glass crystals and
decided it was complete. The title for this 21X 24 inch quilt is "Evening Solitude". I hope you can see the detail of the border where I quilted two meandering lines around the quilt and between them I added french knots. I really like that enhancement to this border and it repeated the addition of dew drops to the body of the quilt. I also decided to show the back of this quilt. I have not done that in the past but thought maybe I will since it is a whole other challenge to make the backs of our quilts tidy and interesting. In the past I have appliqued fish, birds, and flowers on the back sleeves and labels. I did not with this one because I am not sure it is worth the time. I know at shows many time the white glove person will say...."wait until you see the back!" ...and then
grab a corner and show you this other side of the quilt. Although interesting, I still have not decided myself if the extra work involved, which takes time away from your next piece, is worth it.
Does it ever get seen once the quilt is hanging in its permanent home? Is it just the little surprise that you get when you least expect it that makes the time involved worthwhile? I have decided to omit it for this little quilt.