I've always loved the idea of framing quilts - brings them to a different level. With all the lectures and workshops I do which also involves hauling quilts around, framing is not practical and makes it impossible to bring a lot of work especially if you're flying. So I've held off until now. I needed to have my Black and White piece - "The Flute Player" framed but decided to also try a natural wood frame in addition to the black frame on The Flute Player. For the other piece I chose Walnut which is a favorite wood of mine. I've always called this type of frame a shadowbox but not so - it's a floater frame. I did prepare the pieces ahead of time by stretching them over 3/4" stretcher bars. I'm so pleased with the look of this piece, makes me want to go through my house and frame some more.
On another note, I haven't been the most diligent blogger lately - just so much traveling this spring and tomorrow I'm off again to Texas to teach at 2 guilds, so thanks for hanging in there with me. Till next time.