My skinny lines are really fun. The narrow strips are made with my quarter inch bias maker, though they are not cut on the bias. I hand sewed them to the background fabric with batting underneath. The batik fabrics are especially nice to use with the bias maker. I like how the fabrics look in such narrow bits. I want to make more. I really like how this looks. The background purple is a Vicki Welsh fabric.
My friend Wanda sent me this link on how to do skinny lines by piecing them. I think that is beyond my skill level. I don't think I would enjoy the process as much. I really like playing with my skinny line pieces, moving them around until I like how they look. I couldn't do that if I were piecing. But it was really fun to see how it is done. Thanks, Wanda!
However, I am having doubts about big stitch quilting the background. I would really enjoy doing it but I am not sure it would enhance the background. I think the narrow strips DO enhance the background but I am not so sure about the big stitch quilting.
I think most quilters struggle to finish things. I struggle to have enough hand work. Hard to believe, huh?