Always looking for new finishing ideas, I googled up a storm a while back trying to find out how to make the arrow-head like edges that are used on some quilt finishes. I didn't know what to call that edging so I never found what I was looking for. But out of the blue, Liz put a post on her blog about doing a variation of 'Prairie Points' and then I had a label to search for. Found several different techniques, so I picked one that looked like the least amount of work, method 2 on this page. Problem is, that one also requires the most precision and is very unforgiving when you don't cut and sew perfectly. Found that out the hard way. I stitched this little fairy from Chez Mounette, "Mariage d'Ariane et Jean-Pierre", for the sole purpose of trying out this technique. It's stitched in DMC 719 on a lovely piece of Miek's hand-dyed fabric. Next time I try this (if there is a next time), I won't use the one-strip method. I'll have to bite the bullet and make individual points so I can move them around in the sewing to make them fit perfectly.
The photo is also featured on the blog, Chez Mounette, on this page.
Happy New Year to everyone!