I think I've already confessed that when I signed up for Carolyn's class, I didn't realize it was all about this paper-pieced pattern. I'm certainly glad I didn't let that deter me when I came to the realization, as the class was more than enjoyable, and I learned some tips that have served me well.
There's so much I love about Doe - all the geometric prints and the palette itself. It was a no-brainer to use it on the back of the runner as well as the front.
An unexpected photo-shoot in a friend's back yard met with a wildlife encounter of the best sort. And that first photo - crooked door and all - was an instant favorite.
The quilting 'design' was decided while I was still piecing the top, so for once, creating that backing and the dreaded basting weren't too bad, as I was anxious to get to that quilting!
One small problem. It was very hard to see my hera-marked lines on the front, so after a halting start, I unpickd the several rows I had done, and started again, making sure to do the quilting during day-light and with a strong light over my machine. I actually just marked about every 6-8" and then did improv angles between those guidelines. Dare I say it was downright fun?
Aurifil 50wt thread #2600 (Dove) was used for both piecing and quilting. In natural in-house lighting the quilting is much more visible on the back than the front, so I was glad to get these photos that show it off pretty well on both sides.
Lastly, I couldn't resist finishing up with angled matched binding. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, right?