Saturday, 22 August 2009

Spring Fling

I have at last finished my Spring Fling quilt. I started this back in January, at an intermediate quilting course. Unfortunately I missed the last two sessions because of our move to Somerset. However, I finished the top fairly quickly after our move and have been intermittently hand quilting it ever since. Another self imposed deadline helped to get it finished and up on the wall before our weekend visitors arrived (about an hour before they arrived!)

This is by far the most complex quilt I've made and it is quite heavily quilted, but I'm pretty pleased with the result. The colours are brighter than in the photograph, but it was a bit of a rush to grab the tiniest bit of sunshine to take the photo before putting it up on the wall.



20 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness girl take a bow,that is truly beautiful..well done and wow lots of quilting great work,cheers Vickie

Karen said...

A big WOW! Your quilt is so soft looking and very pretty. Well done. Love the colors you used. And certainly not an easy one to make.

Candace said...

It's beautiful Amanda. I love everything about it, but you certainly were working until the last minute.

Amelia said...

Amanda,

This is so prettty - I can tell lots of hard workk went into this beauty.

What was the completed size? Where did you hang it?

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love the colours

scraphappy said...

Your spring fling quilt is lovely. The colors are all so nice and soft and it mixes different techniques so nicely. I think deadlines are good for us all, even self imposed, they help us to keep moving along.

Gretchen said...

It's a beautiful quilt! And hand quilted too. Just lovely!!!

Lynn said...

Just beautiful. I love the flying geese border and the mariners compass - really spectacular. The fabrics and colors - so pretty. You must be so proud when you see it hanging up.

Wendy said...

Hi Amanda,
persistence pays....it's beautiful!!! congratulations on a job EXTREMELY well done!!!
;o)
Wendy B

Wendy said...

Hi Amanda,
persistence pays....your quilt is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on a job well done!
;o)
Wendy B

Kay said...

Oh Amanda, I LOVE it! Anybody would. The colors are gorgeous and peaceful. It would make anybody smile to look at it. Gosh, that was a lot of work though.

Anita said...

Very pretty quilt. Looks like you did a very nice job. Glad the sun came out long enough for the picture taking.

Lynda said...

Such a beautiful quilt...and hand quilted too. Wow!!

Gina said...

It's wonderful amanda

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Tanya said...

Beautiful quilt! And what a lot of handquilting!!! Fantastic!

Sheryl said...

Hi Amanda, I have just caught up on your posts and haven't you been busy... so many finishes... the angel story needle book was beautiful.... the little seaside quilt was cute.. did you enjoy the paper piecing, when I get to do it I quite like it... and the Spring Fling is gorgeous, lovely design and colours you must be very proud of yourself.... happy stitching, Sheryl

Tracey said...

Wow Amanda this is truly wonderful, well done ,

Take care
Tracey

Simone de Klerk said...

Great catching up with you again! I love you Spring Fling Quilt. Totally impressed!

Bec said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it! You must be sooo happy with it!

Mistea said...

Your quilt looks beautiful. I'm sure it will bring you much Joy.