Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Out of the Ashes - Beyond Boro (Part 2)

In  order to stabilize the compromised fabric while also keeping it supple, I chose to make a batted backing unit to top stitch onto the back of the scroll.  Here are the steps that this process required.

Scroll Laid atop Batting

Cutouts and Orientation Marked on Batting

Cut Out Circular Areas

Place Batting onto Backing
Cut the Backing to Match the Batting
Backing Fully Cut to Match Batting
Stitch around the Backing and Batting Unit.  
 Leave Opening to Turn Fabric Right Side Out
Clip Curves

.  Turn under Area Left Open for Turning. Pin Backing/Batting Unit to Back of Scroll

Stitch Very Close to the Edge of the Batting/Backing Unit

Free Motion Quilting Partially Completed. 
To be continued...


  1. Great detailed instructions on the progress of this piece. I know it's a cliché but this artwork speaks to me. Beautiful!

    1. I finished the quilting today and am doing a bit of beading tonight. Will post more photos soon. Glad it speaks to you, Mia :-)