I finally finished the McDazzling. Putting this background filler into a quilt this size is not for the faint hearted. It took about 6 hours to complete this part of the quilt. I used 6 bobbins of So Fine thread.My machine takes the larger sized bobbin so that’s a lot of thread.
Then it was time for the feathers that I had been dreaming about to fly out of my head and into those setting triangles. Now I am a minimum marking maximum effect kinda girl. I made my own templates to mark out the curve and the centre feathers.
I marked these main features of the design and stitched them out.
Then I start stitching feathers. I didn’t mark anything else.
Once I had completed the top and bottom border I took the quilt off and turned it. Kaiser of course thought this was a good time for a cat nap.
I’m loving how the curve in the triangle feathers is forming a fuax swag look.
Back onto the machine, interesting back view after the turn.
With the other two borders finished, those feathers took about 4 hours to complete.
At this stage I felt very glad that I had completed the narrow gold border. Time for a thread change. For this last border I am stitching in dark blue. The border fabric is so rich I feel it needs a simple treatment. I am stitching Piano keys with a quarter inch echo. I think they look very understated and elegant. The perfect finish for this quilt.
Thanks for popping by, do come on back tomorrow for the grand final.