I made both of these pendants as an experiment yesterday:
Here’s the back:
I wanted to experiment with this easy technique before I do more of them or use them in some larger pieces. Looking at the back view, I still need to clean up and polish the silver bail on the green one.
I also delivered back Candy’s quilt so she can finish off the edges. Here is a good view of it finished, laying on my guest bed:
I quilted the piano keys on this quilt very tight. Why did I do this? This was so Candy could trim the quilt edge any way she wanted to bring more interest to her quilt.
Which brings me to a quilting tip. Sometimes, details are worth the extra effort. See where there is color changes in the border? I used 2 different color thread for each area, so this meant I needed to switch thread colors at the split:
In the dark area, I used dark thread and in the light area, I used light thread. I have a nice transition between the two areas with no build up of thread at the transition point. I prevented the build up of starts and stops by tieing off and burying the thread ends. (Btw, sorry my photo is a bit blurry)
Yes, this took longer, but it was worth it to get the look I was after. To recap, my tip is to not forget the small details in your quilting.
Enjoy your day!! Carla