Sunday, 5 August 2007

Scrappy quilt done !




I love it ! Finished stitching down the binding last night and it is done !


I absolutely really enjoyed doing the applique border - I know the leaves were machine stitched using bondaweb but even so ! The vine itself was hand sewn and it was great to do. I'd never made bias tubing before but it was fine. I used those bars you insert in the tube and press and they really worked well ! I just sort of placed the tubing around the edge and pinned in down and although it's not perfect I'm pleased with how it turned out.


I quilted it yesterday - just a small meander in the border and ditch stitching in the centre bit. Imight hand quilt a few leaves in the flying geese blocks to pull it together a bit.


I don't think you can see in the picture but the binding is a lovely dark purple !


Now I'm looking at my unquilted tops thinking " now an applique border might work on that "- lol ! The 1930's Dear Jane I've posted about before springs to mind.


My border fabric for the Castle Walls pp quilt arrived from the States and is washed and ready to cut out. Nearly finished the main section of this now so will spend a bit of time tacking the border pieces over paper. We are actually having some hot weather for a change so this will be nice to pick up in quiet times. Pictures on that soon !

28 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

Brilliant!!! It looks great - well done. You are quilting up a storm at the moment.
We are having good weather here too, hope it lasts.

Fiona said...

Wow, what a pretty quilt, I love it too!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Spectacular! I love brights and you have done a wonderful job on this quilt. Of course I had to enlarge it and see all the details - love how you used a decorative stitch on some of the seams. Now you've gone and put yet another idea into my head - LOL.

Belvie said...

What a beautiful quilt! It's so bright and cheerful. You did a lovely job on the quilting too.

Linda said...

Wow Andrea that's just gorgeous, love the border you used, it really finishes the quilt beautifully, and quilted and bound already. I'm guessing you don't sleep....

dot said...

This quilt is wonderful. You did such a good job. Your colors and everything. What a great quilt.

Yvonne said...

I love it too!

Helen in the UK said...

Wow, you finished that fast! It is beautiful :)

Libby said...

I love it too :) Great job and such fast work! You put us to shame ;)

Darcie said...

What a superb finish, Andrea!!! It is simply delightful...well done!!! Celebrate!

Bren said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!! I love the vine border. I am doing one also and have the vine almost done. Then I am adding posey flowers and leaves. I love the look.

Anne Ida said...

Hi, Andrea! That is a lovely quilt! And your borders are so pretty!!! Very well done!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It looks fabulous Andrea. Love the colours and the applique really sets it off.

Pam said...

I love it too!! It is such a pretty little quilt, and you finished it so quickly!! The appliqued vines and leaves are just the perfect border.

swooze said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job!

Wendy said...

Wonderful quilt, love the leaves and vines. That just reminded me that I have those bias bars somewhere and I'll need to use them on my current project.

Sonnja said...

Wow,what a beautiful quilt!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Lynda said...

Wow, Andrea, that is a great quilt! Don't apologise about using Bondaweb - if our foremothers had had it, they wouldn't have done so much needleturn!
Lynda

Leanne said...

Fantastic quilt! Love the bright colours

katepang said...

Beautiful - really stunning! I am so pleased to have found your blog, thanks to you leaving a comment on mine! I think bondaweb applique that is machine down is just as much hard work as needleturn, and a lot less portable - don't apologise!

Harmany Quilting said...

Whata lovely quilt you have made and so well put together.
Nicola in Australia

Rose Marie said...

Can you hear me clapping? It is awesome!

Not Lucy said...

That is amazing. I have some fabric that once it is made into a quilt would lend itself to a border like this. That is pretty far down on the list of things to get done though!

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE it! It turned out really nice!

Malagueta said...

These colors are just gorgeous, so clear and bright!

Floss said...

Love it, it sure did turn out grat.

Kathy Wagner said...

This is such a wonderful quilt!
And it was so cool how you challenged yourself to try lots of new things!

Ila said...

Very lovely! What size are those squares?? Those geese must be tiny!

Congratulations on a finish.