Thursday, May 13, 2010

A finish!!



As you can see it has the royal seal of approval! Finished it yesterday but we had heavy rain all day so was unable to take a decent photo. Today was fine and sunny so I have some lovely shots taken outside in my garden. I think her highness likes this quilt as she followed me around trying her best to get in each shot. She won in the end! Perhaps she just wanted to feature on my blog!

Here it is in all its technicolour beauty! I used most of the leftover strips from my string quilt but still have a few left for another quilt that I've designed myself this time.

I machine quilted along each seam line and tied the centre of each block with matching embroidery floss using 3 shades of the block colour and also tied where corners intersect.

And this is the back. I know, quite dull after the front but hey its made up of old fabrics from my stash that needed to be used up to make way for some fresh modern ones!  The green check binding was leftover from a previous quilt although I had to make more for this quilt. For now this quilt is going to hang out in our lounge to snuggle under on cold winter evenings. If you want to make a  'quilt as you go quilt' you can find the instructions over on Penny's blog. Thanks Penny for great instructions and hosting this quilt along.

23 comments:

sharon said...

It's a beautiful quilt, love both sides! Sharonj.

ivoryspring said...

What a colorful finish - I like the back too.

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! it's absolutely great!!! beautiful!!

Rafael's Mum said...

Fantastic quilt Catherine! Thank you for ending the suspense!! I LOVE it and what a nice touch having the ties in the middle too. It's beautiful and will go well in your lounge with those lovely cushions you made!

Lis said...

It's gorgeous Catherine and I love the back too - you really have two quilts in one there. The tied quilting really adds another dimension to your quilt, superb.

Birgit said...

Oh wow -- the quilt is a dream!!! :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

bearpaw said...

Gorgeous quilt (and your cat!), and I love how you made it out of scraps. Very inspiring!

Leslie said...

wow that is amazing

BaileyGirl5 said...

OK, now I'm immediately getting back to work on mine. This is just amazing! Give your kitty a big scratch on the head for me and tell her she looked wonderful.

Michele said...

Oh Catherine, you did such a good job, I love it! I am mightily enjoying those colour gradations in there; they give a real illusion of depth. So good!

I may try this new-fangled way of quilting sometime soon too, it sounds so possible to do while on the go...

Pokey said...

The variety of colors are awesome! I love this happy hued quilt!

Andy said...

wow - a feast for the eyes - beautiful!

Sew It UP! said...

It's a kaleidoscope of wonderful quiltness!

beth said...

Love your quilt! I was so tempted to make this one...maybe someday. So many quilts to make...so little time!

P. said...

That is so gorgeous! I love the colors and the quilting on it.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt - your cat has good taste! Fabulous colors - so very cheerful.....

Ariane said...

I love it! You did an amazing job! Great way to use up your stash!!

Sara said...

hi -- thanks for your comment.

wow, what a masterpiece!!! LOVE what you did with this quilt. :)

Michelle said...

I LOVE this quilt. It's absolutely gorgeous and delightfully scrappy. So cheery too.

Her highness knows an awesome quilt when she sees one. :-)

Michelle said...

Wow..I Love it!

Dayna said...

Absolutely beautiful!

everydaychaos said...

Your quilt is so pretty! I love the front and the back, and I adore the picture of your kitty!

Laurel H. said...

This is beautiful.

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