Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Bright !!

Do you remember this ?




that turned into this






well now it's this





It's going to a friends daughter and I hope she likes it.


There was as much pressing in this quilt as actual sewing. I pressed the seams open so they would lie flat and guess what ? They did !!


I quilted in the ditch but decided it needed something more.


So I did some big stitch quilting with 3 strands of DMC embroidery thread. It looked good but what a lot of extra work. I roughly worked it out as 25 hours more. Ever wish you hadn't started something ? lol If you click on the photo below you may be able to see what I mean.





I did the binding in a black and white polka dot just because I thought it needed a strong colour to finish it.



Too much Christmas shopping and cleaning and driving around going on at the moment and definitely not enough stitching. Can't wait to get something done when things calm down.



AND I still haven't opened my SSCS gift yet - think I've cracked it. I've gone 13 days so may as well last out now - sound like an alcoholic - lol ! Ooh the anticipation !!



Will try to post again before the big day...


( message for Aisha - can you email your address and colour choice for the FQ's - tried getting you a few times now ) xx

29 comments:

A Time for Stitching said...

What a fantastic quilt! So colourful. I'm sure your friend's daughter will love it. I don't think 25 hours is a long time at all. I would probably take more like 125 hours.

Lorraine said...

what a fabulous quilt..so bright and cheerful...and I love the black and white spotty binding! Just right to finish it off....I often wonder why I start things....but the extra quilting really looks good.....it is a busy time of year.....no stitching here either!! Happy Holidays!

jindiscottage said...

Love love love it - if your friend's daughter doesn't want it I volunteer *LOL*.

Jackie said...

Just beautiful! She will just adore it!

Gene Black said...

WOW that quilt is great. I have a ruler to make those, but I did one and DIDN"T do all the pressing and it humped right up in the middle. It looked awful and it went in the trash!

Gene Black said...

My grandmother hand quilted with DMC. It makes for a different feel to the quilt. To me it feels like love!

Gail said...

Such a bright and happy quilt, I'm sure she will love it! The extra stitching really makes things pop. Not much sewing going on here either, well there's always next year!

claudia said...

This is a great quilt! I am sure your friend's daughter is going to LOVE it!
The extra stitching you did...Oh My Goodness! That is a lot of stitching. It turned out beautifully though!

Rachel said...

Oh that is BEAUTIFUL! Your friend's daughter will love it (and if she doesn't, do you want my address? haha) I really love the black polka dot binding; it's the perfect finish.

loulee said...

That is a beautifully bright quilt.

LC said...

Oh that extra time was worth it! Your quilting stitches are perfect on this one! Congrats!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt! I have one half started and can't wait to get back to it! It's fun to sew these blocks, eh?
Also love the big stitching...it really adds something special even though it was a pain. I know exactly what you mean...you start into something and think it's a great idea and hours later, it doesn't seem like such a good idea! LOL!

Floss said...

Love it, so glad that it's flat. The extra quilting looks great.

heather said...

Love the colors in this quilt.

Calidore said...

Now that is a seriously stunning quilt. Well done.

Anne Heidi said...

I love your hexagon quilt! So cheery and cute. I can imagine all the extra work with the hand quilting, but it turned out just beautiful.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks amazing...and I love the look of the big stitch...really finishes it off.

Tamera said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderful! LOVE the stitching, but I'll bet it did take a LOOOOOONG time!

That must be SOME friend!

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE IT! Especially the big stitch quilting!

Rhonda said...

I love this quilt.....it's colorful and makes me feel happy...does that make sense? Take care.

sewkalico said...

Wow! This is fabulous!

Vivian said...

I have a similar patten on my "want to make" list. Thanks for the advice on pressing seams open. Good to know that it worked to make the blocks flat.
Lovely quilt -- lucky lady who will receive it.

Meggie said...

That quilt, with all the handwork is just gorgeous. Well done You!!
I hope you have a Joyous Xmas Season, with love & laughter. Hugs XXXXmegxx

Cathi said...

What a fabulous quilt!! It's gorgeous -- all that colour and then the stitching. Perfect!

rattie4fun said...

Oh what a lovely quilt! (I just found your blog.) I like the bright girly colors. I've been wanting to make a quilt using this pattern. Thank you so much for posting the instructions. It actually looks like fun to make.

Linda in Calif.

Guðrún said...

Beautiful quilt, I can imagine it was a lot of extra work to quilt with the DMC.

quiltingcraft said...

Sorry Andrea didn't get an email and not sure if the email address I have is yours. I will do test run now, if you can reply as soon as possible. If not my email address is clai12000@gmail.com

The quilt looks fabulous as usual. You always do a great job.

Lynda said...

The quilt is beautiful! (And I definitely know about the perils of starting something which then seems to be like painting the Forth Bridge!)

gamawinkie said...

Beautiful! I think I'll try this...
Renea in Chattanooga