It's such a great feeling getting a piece finished. The peace that comes with being finished lasts only minutes for me though as I have many painted tops unquilted. Sometimes being a type A sucks! Oh well.
I faced rather than bound this floral piece, and I like the end result. There is a blog article titled "Let's Face It!" last April/May 2009 so I didn't repeat the photos/steps here. I do a lot of small pieces when I am working out plans for other things. If anyone is ever interested in purchasing something you've seen on this blog.... inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org. I bought many of my early inspiration pieces from well known artists on a time plan. I will certainly do the same for you.
This afternoon, I am packing for a girlfriend retreat to catch up on each others lives and some of our unfinished projects. We're off to Temecula, Ca tomorrow am for Friday through Monday sewing. This getaway is at Vina de Lestonnac... a retreat center extraordinaire... full meals, lodging, big well lit classrooms with private kitchens. Yahoo! This is the same place I am holding my annual Painted Quilt Art Retreat in May. Check it out by clicking on the link titled Patt's Retreats at the upper left of this blog.