Friday, 3 December 2010

My Quilt

I have finished my Quilt!  It has taken me 18 months!!!  (Lots of other samller projects in between though).  I have made it a priority for the last couple of months, and managed to sew the binding on yesterday.  That alone took 4 hours!  I wonder how many hours work has gone into it?  It is 90% hand sewn.  The only bits machined are the borders!

 

I made the bed this morning and had a little photo shoot!  I am really pleased with it, dead proud of my achievement!

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The border is made with this gorgeous cream fabric with white printed butterflies.  I decided to make a butterfly template and use it for the quilting.

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The points of the 2 larger stars are done with log cabin.

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Here’s a close up of the central star.  The gorgeous salmon flower fabric is my ‘signature’ fabric, and makes the largest star points.december daily 063

And finally, here’s my Christmas table runner and 2 of the mats.  This is my first go at machine patchwork and quilting!  Love those Basic Grey fabrics from Moda!

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6 comments:

Chicken Licken said...

OMG Linda that is amazing! What a labour of love! And well done to finish it. I started a simple quilt 20 years ago and it is still just a heap of squares!
x

Kim said...

Incredible project! congrats!

Mrs Wonka said...

WOW this is beautiful, a real work of art!

Zoe x

scrappysue said...

Linda, your quilt is absolutely stunning, what a treasure! I love the Christmas projects too. You must feel so proud!

Deb said...

Hi Linda - thanks for your comments on my blog. I did like Highcliff - we are keen to go back in the summer. Never been to Lulworth Cove - so we must add that to the list of places to visit. By the way - I have got to grips with Blurb now and am making a Blurb book of my '52 walks' - so thanks for the suggestion. It going to have over 100 pages and is the large square one - so I think it will cost me over £100 - but I can't wait till the end of the year to finish my walks and order the book!

Shari said...

Your quilting is beautiful Linda - what a great accomplishment to get this finished. Love the Christmas project too.