AQ # 23: On the Fringe Update

A Milestone

Before I share my post with you today, if you don’t mind, I would like to do a little self promotion. I have been blogging at this address since early 2012. Since its inception I have been busy sharing my personal as well as my business experiences. The post you are reading today is my 600th post. Can I get a round of applause! Whoop, Whoop! Yeah! 🙂 I don’t know if I have 600 more posts in me but I will do my best to keep going and trying to make this a great place to visit. Ok, I’m done. Now back to our regularly scheduled program! 🙂


On September 29, 2017, I shared a post announcing the completion of 16 quilts. Since then I have been writing stories featuring each one of my completed projects. In this edition I will share the undated version of AQ # 23: On the Fringe.

The Details

On the Fringe was the first quilt made using home-made fabric. The fabric was constructed following the tips I learned from Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes of Play. To my new fabric I added a variety of materials. Among the additions were denim, a piece of an old curtain and a couple strips of hand-dyed burlap. By the way, I did not dye the burlap. While I would like to learn how to do that I haven’t as of yet. Maybe in my next life. LOL! 🙂

The center art piece was then fused to a black cotton. Behind that is a sandwich of black fusible fleece and more black cotton fabric. I chose black because I didn’t want to risk having a lighter color show through. The three layers were quilted together, on my Pfaff sewing machine, with straight-line quilting. I used a color-coordinated, variegated thread on everything except the black cotton. To embellish the black cotton I stitched a geometric pattern with black thread.

The Fringe

All around the outside edges of the colored fabrics I removed multiple threads creating a fringe. In the very center of my art quilt is my crazy denim add-on. This is the piece that provided the inspiration for the art quilt’s name and the other fringing. If you would like to read the story behind the fringe you can read my post titled AQ # 23: On the Fringe.

After the top was finished I removed the excess perimeter fabric and added a black facing. The facing was folded to the back and hand-stitched in place.

The Reveal

This is how my odd quilt looked when it was finished. Some might think the denim section in the center looks a bit out of place. I think it adds a nice contrast to the two horizontal pieces of blue burlap. I also think it provides a cool texture that is fun to run your fingers over. In light of those reasons the center denim do-dad is staying. 🙂

AQ # 23_ On the Fringe
AQ # 23: On the Fringe All Finished

The quilt from top to bottom measures 19 1/2″ and 19″ from side to side.

If you would like to read about the other six Quilts, of course I know your would, you will find links to them below.

I know that there are so many other things you could have been doing yet you took time to visit with me today. For that I am grateful. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable time! I always look forward to our visits.


18 thoughts on “AQ # 23: On the Fringe Update

  1. Congratulations on almost 6 years, and the 600th post! I hope you won’t abandon the blog any time soon. IG is nice for a quick peek, but I want all the details and that takes a blog post! =) I like this piece, and the denim in the middle is perfect, for color and for texture. Listen to your own voice, and forget the rest of the world. =) You might like taking a look at what my friend in Houston, Debra Dixon is doing with large collages of fabric. It’s fun to see both size perspectives, yours and hers. Ignore the Thanksgiving picture. LOL In fact, go back to Nov. 15 and Nov. 9 and then further.

  2. Good Morning Cindy!
    600 posts!! WOWEE! Congrats to you That can be whatever beverage you choose. This early, it is either water or coffee for me! HAHA! I love the fringe idea. I really comes together for me with the fringe on the denim, too. Otherwise, it would just be fringed borders or an afterthought but the denim makes it planned to me. Happy Thanksgiving friend! I hope you can enjoy it with family and friends. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseann, I know, isn’t it amazing that I am still here and have so much to say! LOL! I guess my drink of choice is water. 🙂 Thanks for the reward. I will always remember those fringed jeans when I look at this piece. Funny how certain memories sneak through the maze in my brain! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! I will cherish the designation of “friend.” Hugs to you! 🙂

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