Saturday, 27 February 2010

Update 1

I've finished putting my Angels Story quilt together, and I think I'm okay with it. The photographs are hopeless, but it's such a dull day and it's difficult to get it completely flat when it's just a top.

I've already taken it apart once because I found the square patches used between the stitched blocks overpowering. So I bought some gentler fabrics, cut another 320 squares and stitched it all together again. I still find that the stitched blocks are a little overpowered, but I don't think there's anything more I can do about it. I'm not taking it apart again, but I think if I were to I'd put plain fabric between the blocks, rather than the patchwork blocks.

Hey ho, at least it's done, about a year after I started. So now I need to buy some wadding and backing fabric so that I can get down to quilting it.

Now for a cup of tea and on to the next project on my list, machine quilting the geometric quilt, which I think I'm going to name Going Round in Squares.


Gina said...

Love how your angels quilt has turned out

Love and hugs Gina xxx

May Britt said...

It's so beautiful. I too have this top sewed together, so perhaps I should baste and finish it........not today :) Wish you a happy Spring Sewing Party day.

Amelia said...

Love the angels!...where they appliqued and embroidered both?

Simone de Klerk said...

I think the 'overpowering' of the stitchery blocks is good! Sometimes those blocks fall away in the whole quilt, so I think it is perfect!
I will start sewing on my Spring tablerunner. I was too late to sign in too )O: Still keeping my plan!

Jo-Anne said...

Your quilt top is simply wonderful. I am in awe of the work! I cannot believe you unpicked and started over with all those little blocks!
I can't wait to see it all quilted up!! (no pressure, of course.)
Happy day-oxox

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

The fact that you resewed the entire quilt amazes me. I don't know what the original colors were, but these colors all blend lovely together! Once again, I am reminded of that ol' saying..."We are our worst critic!"

The quilt is lovely and beautiful Amanda!
Hope you continue enjoying your say of sewing!

Stina said...

Love your Angels Story..and congrats to have a top finish...:o)

Karen said...

I would like to see this quilt in person. It looks so pretty. Well done.

craftydiane said...

It is beautiful, Amanda! You should be so proud!