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;
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!