Canyon Quilt it is done!!
For those that need to catch up please have a look at how I started putting it together
The Canyon Wall all pieced and ironed in place with my batting attached! Raw edge appliqué.
Next I went ahead and zig zagged free motion (feed dogs down) back and forth with a variegated thread of tan to dark grey. I stopped counting after 22 + bobbins!
Next step was pinning my backing to the layer that was just quilted. This hides all the back of the zig zag stitches from view. I then started all over again with a solid black and used a smaller zig zag free motion stitch to make the look of rocks or boulders. A couple of dozen more bobbins!
From here I added some fibers here and there of green, grey and off-white. I also used a lime green thread to put little ferns here and there to give it some perspective. Larger ferns at the bottom of the quilt and tiny ones at the top. I decided to only put a few because there were not that many in the photo that I was working from.
And the final step — the binding. Went back and forth about the color. Black was just to strong. I found a deep green that picked up the moss color I had within the quilt. I thought about not having a binding but I wanted a finished frame edge look.
I hope you enjoyed my process of finally finishing this quilt.