Your thoughts please?

I have finished quilting Penny and Fletcher for the Festival of Quilts and I am going to bind it today- in white as that’s the only thing I can see working. I thought about black but I think that will show every little stitch gone wrong when it comes to the very top of the quilt.

So, this morning I fabric painted in a few details and the shadows to make it stand out from the blue background and add a bit of dimension. I am now wondering if I shouldn’t have and I should have left it as it was! I have a choice, take the iron to it and set the colours, or throw it back into the washing machine after I’ve bound it and wash it all out.

Here’s what it looked like before (and before quilting- I forgot to take an in between picture)…

Here’s the original photo…

And here it is now…

So, honestly, what do you think, have I made a mistake?



  1. Posted July 15, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    I think it definitely looks better after you’ve added the detail. Set it I say!

  2. Posted July 15, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love it as you have it now and I think you should set it with the iron. It ad’s depth and makes stand out more. What a amazing quilt Penny ! you quilting skills are just amazing. if this is for a contest, you win !

  3. Posted July 15, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Set it! It looks brilliant! I’m coming to to festival on the saturday 🙂

  4. Posted July 15, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Kerry this is literally the most awesome quilt I have ever seen, I love the additions of the paint and I think you are really talented 🙂 Stop seconding guessing yourself! (twinklyspangle/katie)

  5. Posted July 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Penny, honestly I think the fabric paint has really brought the image to life and has given your quilt some ‘doggy soul’, love M x

  6. Posted July 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I like it with the shadows added too 🙂 It looks really fabulous!

  7. patricia
    Posted July 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I adore this project and could not wait to see it finished. I think the fabric paint gives it a bit more dimension. Either way it is a winner.

  8. Posted July 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It is wonderful Kerry! Really lifelike. I think it looks great. But I have no idea what the judges will think – are you allowed to add farbic paint? But I love it!

    • Posted July 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yep, the one that won best of show last year was entirely painted 🙂

  9. Posted July 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Get that iron out and set that baby! Looks wonderful!

  10. Posted July 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Leave it how it is! It looks fabulous!

  11. Posted July 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i love it – set the paint i reckon 🙂

  12. Posted July 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oooh looks lovely with the paint- adds a bit more depth 🙂

  13. Posted July 16, 2012 at 2:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    I think it looks nice.

  14. Posted July 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It’s just lovely. I know the feeling of having looked at a piece for too long and then having doubts. When that happens to me I often put it somewhere I can see it each day and think about how I feel when I look at it. If it still nags you after a few days then you have your answer. But seriously, from here, it looks amazing!

  15. Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely artwork. Is there a real Penny and Fletcher who posed for you? Good Luck. Your work is fantastic.

  16. Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    You have created a beautiful quilt of Fletcher- such fabulous detail – it sure captures your wonderful animals. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Regards from Western Canada.

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