Catherine Whall Smith . . . is getting ready for the final PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 2016

Last week I finished the top of “Here’s Hillary” and started to work out  the selection of the fabrics for the back side of this piece.  Since I hand quilt all of my art from the back of the piece, I needed to select fabrics that would give me the lines I would follow for the overall pattern of the quilting stitches.  Here is a photo of the fabrics I finally decided upon;

Back of "Here's Hillary"

Back of “Here’s Hillary”

I will follow the lines of the checkered fabrics – maybe stitching on every other line to create horizontal and vertical lines. When I get to the Coca-Cola fabric I will switch my wooden hoop to the top and continue stitching on that side.

So far I have been able to quilt almost half of this quilt.  My eyes do need to rest once in awhile from viewing that checkered pattern.

The other thing that I always do when I finish machine stitching the many pieces of fabric together is to photograph the inside of the top before stacking the three layers; (1st – quilt top) (2nd – cotton batting) (3rd – quilt back) and basting them together.  You will never see this side again once the piece is quilted.  Here are two photos of the inside;








So I will be sitting there hand stitching row and rows of lines while watching the debate tonight.  At the end of the evening I will have accomplished something – I wonder what I will learn about the candidates!



About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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2 Responses to Catherine Whall Smith . . . is getting ready for the final PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 2016

  1. Looks great! Can’t wait to see the finished piece…

  2. Pat Dubos says:

    Can’t wait to see the face. >

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