Saturday, February 4, 2012

More Ghost Quilting

I have done more of the Ghost Quilting series. These are fun to make. I start with a center square, usually about 6", and either fuse to a background or sew on borders to create the background. These pieces are between 10" and 12" square, but I have made larger ones, too. I stitch around the main elements of the center design and extend out into the (blank) border, imagining what would be there (hence "ghost quilting").

Sometimes I add Neocolor II wax pastels to further enhance the center element. It is amazing how different these can be with a change of borders.

The edge treatment is by attaching rattail cord and zig-zag stitching about three times around.

1 comment:

Joy V said...

Love your 'ghost quilting' idea. A great way to make use of those fab bits and pieces one doesn't want to throw out. Thank you for sharing your idea.