Friday, 13 July 2007

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.

11 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.