Friday, January 22, 2010

The frock quilt is finished!


I completed hand quilting this quilt last night while watching "The Green Mile". I can't believe I haven't seen this movie before. It's now on my top 5 movie list. It made me laugh and cry and was just such a powerful movie. If you haven't seen it you must! Anyway I'm so pleased to have finished this quilt and really love how it's turned out. I took it out into the garden for a photo shoot and our oldest and grumpiest cat decided as cats do that it would be nice to sit on. Just as well he had clean paws!
I made and attached the binding this afternoon. It took me over 2 hours to hand sew it down. It is usually a job I like to leave to do in front of the TV at night but I was keen to get it finished and photographed, plus we went out to a barbecue for dinner tonight. I have photographed each step of how I make my binding so I can do a little tutorial on it tomorrow.

For the backing I used up some of the leftover strips for a line of blocks down the centre for added interest and to make the backing fabric to go further.


And one last photo that gives a better look at the quilting. It is 90% hand quilted. I machine quilted around the inner individual blocks and handquilted all the borders with various meandering loops and hearts. This quilt now belongs to my eldest daughter Amelia who loves clothes and shopping.
This is my finish this week for Sew'n'tell Friday. You can check out some more finishes over here or click on the button on the right hand side bar.

27 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is a beautiful quilt! It looks big so all that hand quilting must have taken a while. It's wonderful that it's going to your daughter who will treasure it.

Diane said...

This is beautiful! The backing enhances the overall so much. The hand quilting is awesome!

Andrea said...

Oh that is lovely! Very beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful and it looks so girlie!

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful. I am thoroughly impressed by your handquilting! Thank you for sharing.

Mag said...

wow, i love the colors.... you can't be unhappy around the quilt

Sharon said...

Hand quilting?? What an excellent effort - well done to you. I wonder if it's lucky to have a black cat cross your quilt - I'm sure it is!

Suzanne said...

Very beautiful! I always admire those who can hand quilt such a big quilt like that!

Dee said...

Oh, how girly, and fresh and lovely and beautiful!

Wishing it would come play at my house!
Fabulous Friday Finish!

Leslie said...

this is so amazing! the colors and the quilting are beautiful. what a great finish for sew and tell.

georgie said...

well done catherine it's really gorgeous i love the cheerful vibrant colours.
love georgie x

Lauren said...

I love the handquilted look! Good for you. Love the colors too!

Lis said...

Amelia is a lucky girl, that is such a gorgeous quilt. I love the blocks in the backing, it really adds interest. Beautiful quilting too, well done you.

Michelle said...

I love that quilt..It's so pretty and fresh!

Sew It UP! said...

She is going to treasure this forever. It came out so beautiful.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'll bet your daughter adores it. ;o)

Lara said...

Oh Catherine this is simply beautiful!!! Well done! It's just gorgeous and I bet Amelia will treasure it for many years to come!!

SueWis said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it - the colors, the pattern. And all that hand quilting, oh my! You should be very proud of this one. :)

Karen said...

Fantastic quilt!

Rebecca said...

Wow - what a tonne of work! Beautiful!

Dotty Jane said...

Amazing! I can't imagine doing all that hand quilting. Truly beautiful:)

Sara said...

Pretty, pretty quilt. Nice job on the binding! I really love to see bindings that are hand done.

Lesly said...

Gorgeous! I'm so awed by hand quilting - yours looks great!

wishes, true and kind said...

What a wonderful finish --- front, back, quilting, and binding! So pretty!

lilmagoolie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I was your daughter ;-)

Rene' said...

That is a beautiful quilt. The colors are so pretty and calming. Can't believe it is 90% hand quilted. Wow! Thanks for sharing!

ivoryspring said...

Catherine,
Thank you for your kind words on my Spring Bloom quilt. Please visit again so that we can keep up our quilt chat! :)

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