Thursday, 25 February 2010

As you have probably noticed I have enjoyed making this throw more than anything else that I have ever made. From the picking of the fabrics, to the quilting at the end and all the patchworking and embroidery imbetween.

Not one tiny bit was a chore. Maybe it was something to do with using my favourite fabrics. Maybe it was something to do with being a first, so no repeated processes again and again. Maybe it was the joy of doing something for us that will hopefully be treasured for years.

Maybe it is the beautiful feel of the cotton batting that I used (a big thank you to Manda and Kristy for guiding me to Doughty's). Honestly, words can not describe the feel of this quilt with this batting.

I'm so glad that I used up my precious Orla for the backing and thank you for all of you for advising me to do so. I had actually bought the fabric for a project for this room in mind, so I'm not sure why I dithered about it. I know it's on the back, which may seem a waste. But it makes it reversible doesn't it? You can probably tell I didn't quite have enough. Or maybe the linen trim at the top was always meant to be. I leave it to you to decide ;-)

I now fully understand why so many of you make quilts. And make some more. And some more after. I used to wonder how you can keep making them. And making them. But having had such a wonderful time making this I too am hooked and can't wait to cut up the fabric for the next one. Ruby has put her order in...I think there may be a bit of pink in that one...


16 comments:

Vonnie said...

Absolutely delightful, I am so in awe of your work!

Kristy said...

I absolutely love it! Check my bags before I leave when I visit. Isn't that batting gorgeous? Makes all the difference.Manda is so right on her quilting tips.

M is for make said...

It's lovely, the embroidery really makes it. I also love the idea of having something you have made for years to come, I think you may have inspired me to give it a go!

Krista said...

This turned out amazing. Very inspiring!

Justine said...

Oooh the quilt is so lovely! I'm yet to attempt a quilt, I find the idea of quilting it all together well, scary if I'm honest! I suppose I don't feel like a competent enough sewer yet! The embroidery is lush.What method did you use to quilt it all together?

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Wowee! This is your first quilt? It is gorgeous! So beautifully pieced and you obviously have a great eye for color and pattern. I too love cotton batting and use if for most of my quilts.

Rita

Susan L (lily40au) said...

absolutely beautiful ... i feel calm just reading your post.

Andi said...

Stunning work!!

One Flew Over said...

It is STUNNING! I love the stitching detail and am so pleased you used Orla for the back.

And you guessed it...quilting is addictive - looking forward to seeing all the wonderful quilts you are bound to now create.

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Katy said...

Fabulous!!!!! It's perfect!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh I think it is absolutely beautiful. And the back is just as important as the front :)

Annabelle said...

Well done, it's beautiful, front and back! Nice touch with the hand embroidery, it really adds to it.

Mira Narnie said...

Your quilt looks amazing!! You have truely done a remarkable job - well done!

love your blog....:-)

Mira Narnie said...

Your quilt looks amazing!! You have truely done a remarkable job - well done!

love your blog....:-)

Lisette said...

O no! I'm in love!!! Those colors are so great! You are very talented!