Tuesday, 8 June 2010

FINISHED

Well I have finished it, surprisingly quickly too.
These are the threads I used for the quilting. I had to go outside to get a photo of the quilt as I was too cramped up to get the whole thing in the view thingy, we opened the window wide, I ducked underneath and starting taking the pictures...I wonder what the neighbours thought I was doing, they all know that is the bedroom window!!!!
a single block for you to see how I quilted it,
outlined the central hexagon, flower, stem and leaf, then did one row of echo quilting,
added five freehand quilted butterflies - on each block - 100 in total,
then put larger butterflies in the spacer blocks, 3 per block = 15 total,
vermicellied the border adding the large butterflies as I felt like it - lost count...
Hope Erin likes Butterflies!!!!
two more single blocks just showing the different fabrics Pat used...
Back views of the above or similar blocks...
Back view of the whole Quilt - on my bed...
looks like a wholecloth
I machine wrote this on the sleeve, along with...
this too...
At last you say...the complete Quilt, I love it and doesn't it look good on my bed?
I am meeting Pat for coffee in the morning, I do hope she likes what I have done for her. I know she will be looking on here in the morning before we meet, so Pat, this is for you and Erin, Quilted with love for you both, no charge, you are my friend, well, you can buy me a coffee. I am just pleased to have saved you about £100 or more??  for NOT having it long armed. Any time, you know where I am. 

Mind you, can I have a bit more time for the quilting next time?

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I just want to add a footnote here. I have absolutely nothing against having quilts done by the long arm machine folk, I love the machine myself, would love to have a go on one for an hour or two, some of these folk do amazing quilting on these machines, think of Ferret, it's just I don't like the 'mattress' style quilting some do, I have been told you get what you pay for, it seems it is quite expensive to have special quilting done too. That strikes me out from ever having one of mine done then. Mind you, I just love quilting on my beloved Bernina, so will carry on stitching away until I can no more. Hope I didn't offend anyone earlier.

6 comments:

Pat B said...

Jan, it is beautiful. You really have inspired me to have a proper go at machine quilting. I just know that Erin will love it, she LOVES butterflies and makes a beeline for t-shirts etc that have butterflies on. I can't say thank you enough for doing it for me.
I dare anyone not to like it!
Pat

Cal said...

What a beautiful quilt, and the flower and butterfly theme go so well together! Fantastic job.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

it looks great Jan.......WOW

Di said...

It looks fantastic Jan. A beautiful quilt made even more beautiful with your quilting. Something for Erin to treasure.

Tracey said...

Love this Jan, never used hexi`s like this before to make flowers, love the quilt,
Take care
Tracey x

Cath said...

Jan, it is perfect, I would challenge anyone to do anything better on a longarm!! Wonderful quilting, and Pat and Erin must be over the moon....I know I would be.