Incidentally, I ask Mike all the time for his opinion on my WIPs and he hates it. He usually likes my quilts and projects but isn't particularly interested in the details. As the only other person at home though, I'm constantly dragging him out to the studio to say look-what-i-did-today or something similar (usually after only making incremental progress since the previous day), and his stock response is "very nice honey". In this case though, he suggested the pink border and even selected the fabrics I used. I was evaluating a bunch of different pinks, greens, and combinations thereof, but I'm so glad I went with the ones he picked. I think it changes the whole feel from this, and I'm glad I didn't go with any brighter border colors. I'm really happy with the piping in the binding, I've been slowly getting better at piping and this is my best try yet. Not perfect but close. I like using a washable glue stick for making my piping (and lots of other things), I think it helps.
Finishing this was my main February goal over at the Fiber of All Sorts Lovely Year of Finishes, so I'm linking up over there, and since it's a finish I'll add it at Richard and Tanya's. As usual, I'm also linking up at Nina-Marie's for Off-the-wall Friday, her readers were so much help!
|The Sister Tree, c. 2013, Shannon Conley|