I’m a poster child for the slow quilting movement when it comes to my Moonrise quilt.
I made the moons with a drunkards path template I bought years ago. They’re appliqued on and lined with batting to prevent the seams from showing through.
Then the top languished in a closet as I tried to figure out how to quilt it. After I realized I would have to free motion quilt it for the look I wanted, I procrastinated further with a lengthy thread selection process.
I forced myself to sit down and do it, and spent some time ripping stitches out. My biggest hurdle was the metallic and holographic thread I wanted to use for the moons. Even though I used every trick I ever heard of for this type of thread, it still kept breaking and having tension problems.
I deliberately chose a backing fabric that wouldn’t show my quilting errors.
After I finished the quilting I hung the piece over a railing and tried to figure out how to finish the edges. I considered fancy edge treatments that involved silver cording and ribbon, but I ended up going simple with a narrow binding of Grunge fabric. I couldn’t find a silvery gray cord that didn’t look like it was meant for holiday gift wrapping.
Let me know if you need any silver ribbon. I may have just the thing as I bought several possibilities at Joann Fabric.