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« on: June 12, 2009 12:59:39 AM »

I made this 'square' about a month ago, it's an art piece (my first attempt at a 'true' art quilt)  But I'm at a loss as to how I should finish it, overall it's 9"x12" right now. Thoughts, Advice and opinions are most definitely greatly appreciated!

if you want to read back story on the why I did it or what it is I did post about it on my blog here Underground Quilt
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 01:00:16 PM »

That's really cool looking.

I have no idea how to finish it, but my first thought was matting and framing it, which is probably not done for art quilts.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009 11:20:53 AM »

That is really, really, really well done - I'd probably bind it and hang it quilt style, or bind it and put it in a shadow frame.
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009 08:13:24 AM »

Oh great job!

You might attach a border in a slightly paler version of the teal color in the doorway which should contrast with each edge.  Then, maybe an outer black border with little steel washers or gromits with the fabric centers punched out?

I also like the shadow frame idea already mentioned.  That would enhance that feel of perspective and depth.

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009 11:07:04 AM »

Awesome work.  My first thought in finishing it is to create a faux gold guilded frame out of quilting.... dunno how but seeing what you've done, I'm sure you'll figure it out!
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009 11:21:27 AM »

Second BattleAxe--I made a large applique of a bird with brocades, and finished it with a bronze-y taffeta border, and it looked really good.  If you wanted, you could fit dowels into the border for extra support

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009 03:41:30 PM »

such awesome ideas everyone!  I'm hoping to get some play time tonight where I can sit down and mess with this.   will go stash diving and see what we come up with (love the idea of a faux frame and a shadow box)

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