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At long last ......


At long last it's finished. My first large (96 x 78 inches) quilt.



I'm really pleased with the pieced binding. It took a while to finish off - but I really like it.
I've still got a bit of tidying up and I need to add a label - but the hard slog is finished.


So I feel a bit lost now without a huge quilt to sit and stitch when I fancy.
You can see from below I've already got the fabric for my next project from Strawberry Fayre. And yet again it was great service - really fast. I've washed the fabric and now it needs a good press. I also need to make sure I think about how the cut the fabric so I don't end up with lots of bits. The larger pieces I'll piece to make the back.

Comments

Thimbleanna said…
Oh Sarah! It's beautiful! Very nice job!
Leanne Hurren said…
Well done Sarah - it looks great! Don't think I will ever be able to make a quilt that size - I haven't got the patience.
Karol-Ann said…
Well done - Great job!

Finishing a quilt is a weird feeling, sort of a rush from finishing, but also a kind of displacement as if an old friend has moved on... does that make sense?
Fiona said…
how beautiful - the colours are lovely - very restful.
Rachel said…
I'm impressed that you took the time to hand quilt it. It's beautiful. I look forward to seeing your next piece of art
Selina said…
Yay, yay, yay! Very pretty.
Helen in the UK said…
Huge CONGRATS on your big quilt finish. Lovely colours :)
lindsey said…
What an absolutely beautiful quilt. Congratulations.
dizzyjadey said…
What a beautiful quilt! Nice work on the hand quilting, too. I don't think I'll have the patience to hand stitch a huge quilt. The largest so far was a cot quilt and that took months just on the hand quilting.

Hooray for the next quilt, too! I know what you mean about feeling at a loss with nothing crafty to occupy your spare time.
katelnorth said…
I like the pieced binding a lot. I frequently use it myself, especially on scrappy quilts with borders in a single fabric.
Rose Marie said…
I'm always at a loss when a quilt is finished. Your quilt is lovely as is your hand quilting.

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