Wednesday, 9 June 2010

At last!

This quilt has taken me so long to get finished, as I kept getting sidetracked. And to be honest, though I loved making the top, I really don't enjoy the quilting part. I don't mind doing the binding once the quilting's done, but I haven't learnt to love quilting yet. And this one hasn't helped me on my way either.

I straight stitched around all the triangles and in the baskets, and then thought I'd practice my free motion skills by doing a motif inside the white rectangles and triangles. I drew some motifs using chalk, stitched them, and hated them. So I washed it to see if it looked any better once the chalk was washed out. It didn't, I still hated them. So yesterday I stipple quilted in the white rectangles and triangles, right over the top of the motifs. I didn't even unpick them first. The amount of quilting is a little unbalanced now (and so am I after all that!) but the motifs have nearly disappeared and the quilt is finished.


Now all I've got to do is the quilt for the other bed in our guest bedroom!

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Love the quilt Amanda, i still have a lot to learn with quilting. love the colours you used.

My quilts always look wonky.

Take care

Amelia said...

Amanda,

From my side of the world it looks fantastic. How far along are you on the other one?

Lynn said...

What a clever idea of quilting over the part you didn't like. Otherwise it takes forever to unpick and then it gets put aside and never finished (this is me I'm talking about) It is a beautiful quilt and the pattern with the purple baskets and that pretty green sashing. I don't like the quilting part as much either, but the more I practice the better it will be hopefully.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

The one on the bed is lovely, but that one on the wall is reallllllly drawing my eye in! BEAUTIFUL!

I enjoyed your trip pics; as always, fun and wishful to see England!

Karen said...

Can I come sleep under the pretty new quilt?

scraphappy said...

The quilt looks beautiful. I love the colors you used. I know exactly what you mean about dreading the quilting part. I used to always get hung up at that part. It was worth getting through though to have a finished quilt to enjoy at the end.

maria said...

It looks wonderful and goes really well with the quilt on the wall. The room will look wonderful when you add the quilt on the other bed.

Andee said...

Looks great...a relaxing place to sleep!

Marie said...

YOur quilts are beautiful and of course I am partial to purples!! Hugs, Marie

Kay said...

Oh! This is so much fun to see all the amazing work you've been doing. You're making me feel like such a slouch.