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Friday, 8 October 2010

A finished quilt!

I am ridiculously proud of this quilt, especially as it's only the third one I've ever made.

The finished quilt!

I had a bit of trouble photographing it, between the auto-timer, the sun, the wind, and my well overdue bump. Plus trying to avoid all the enormous spiders and spiderwebs which are everywhere in the garden at the moment!

wind, sun, spiders, oh my!quilt back

You can see the back of the quilt there, in all its chartreuse-ness.

Here are some close-ups of the quilting, which I did in a swirly zig-zag, with accents of stippling and swirling.

I used 7 colours to quilt with, because I couldn't stand the look of light thread on dark fabric, at least for this project! I also could use a machine with a stitch regulator, I've got horribly uneven stitch lengths. For my first go with a free-motion quilting foot, however, I think it's pretty good. :)

Church and clouds

The inner circle

Castle and sun

School, Post Office, and Shop

If I were to do this over again, I would make a narrower road, with no white dashes - these were boring to sew and a real pain to get lined up around the middle bit!

Finished dimensions: 44" x 59"

15 comments:

Sharon said...

It looks absolutely awesome! Brilliant. I love it! Am I too old for one?!

shopgirl said...

that is stunning! What a triumph!

puck said...

or maybe a fabric that was gray with a white stripe?

it looks so amazing!

Lien said...

Oh my God, Ellen, it's just beautiful! Hope the baby arrives soon to enjoy it.

emileeknits said...

That's so cute! I love the pretty windows on the church, what a nice touch.

Jenny said...

awesome!! the baby's going to love it, as is everyone who sees it!

Liz said...

I am in awe - it just looks fabulous! Now all you need is a baby and some toy cars.

Moggle said...

Wow .... just wow!

a.niza said...

very impressive! i really like it...good job!

Angie said...

I love this. What a cute idea for a baby quilt!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

This is AMAZING! You did a great job- how many hours did you put into this?

Catherine said...

Oh that's amazing! I love it!

Cait said...

This is seriously brilliant!!!! Well done :-)

elnorac said...

Did you design this lovely quilt? Wonderful!