Tuesday, 3 July 2012

An impossible task

Taking a photo of this quilt in its entirety, that is. This is the best I can do, although to be fair all you are really missing is a good view of the mahoosiveness. The wonderful thing about this pattern is that you don't lose any of the actual design in the bits that hang over the edge of the bed. That Aneela is a genius!
just so you get some idea of scale, those are *my* feet, not one of the kids
I am so happy with how this turned out. I spent literally every waking hour this weekend stitching - my hands ache in an "I achieved something" kind of way. It feels good. Now if only I had some scaffolding or something that I could hang the bugger off I would show you the quilting from the back. I used regular white quilting thread (not perle cotton, for a change) and actually managed to get fairly small, even stitches. They look really nice against the dark pink backing. It's bound in dark blue (Kona Windsor, I think) and I used this fantastic method for the binding. I know it sounds crazy gluing everything together, but it really works and the glue completely disappeared in the wash. I even joined the strips on the diagonal, which I never do normally because I always sew them together in the wrong direction. Gluing them first makes it idiot proof and holds everything together really well.


In other news, it is our second wedding anniversary tomorrow and the traditional gift is cotton. If only I had some fabric lying around, I'm sure I could come up with something appropriate ;-)

17 comments:

  1. I can appreciate how big it is, too bloody much!! On a nicer note, your bloom is fricking fantastic xx

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  2. This is really stunning! Your color combination is one of my very favorites! Cute toes!

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  3. It looks great, can't wait to see it.
    Happy anniversary x

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  4. Amazing, I'm speechless. You do soooo much.

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  5. It's stunning! And the fact that you hand quilted it too. Bah! I'm still stuck at the choosing fabric stage with mine.

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  6. Your quilt is wonderful! Love the design and your colors are perfect too. I can definitely sympathize with the aching hands thing--when you get close to finish you don't want to stop!

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  7. That's not a good measurement, you're teeny lol Well done for battling through though, such a shame you're all out of possibilities for the anniversary though (hey, could you give him this?! ;o) )

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  8. That's lovely - it looks gloriously squishy! I'm amazed you have time to make that and paint your toes!

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  9. Wonderful! Have a happy day tomorrow x

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  10. So beautiful love that you have just used DS fabrics too.

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  11. Gorgeous! I've spent a few weekends stitching too, only stopping to eat :)

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  12. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It looks so soft the way you quilted it. It's a lovely quilt for a second wedding anniversary!!!
    ; )

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  13. just the most beautiful quilt EVER! Happy Anniversary to you and yes, shame no fabric around to make a cotton gift ;-) x

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  14. That. Is. Beautiful. I think I love it even more than your Oakshott quilt (if that's even possible!) I really am going to have to make one now :o)

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  15. It's finished already? It's lovely. The hand quilting looks great. Is this the start of all things hand quilted? :)

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  16. Wow, Charlotte, it's stunningly beautiful!

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  17. Hey hey, now I'm realizing you got married only a few months after I did!! Ok, and now I want to MAKE THIS QUILT, o em to the g. I feel so out of it. Like, it's making me realize how much cool stuff happened BEFORE I got into modern quilting and I feel as though I must READ ALL THE OLD POSTS on every blog ever. Oh dear.

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thanks for making my day!