Monday, December 2, 2013

A Quilty Finish

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Happy Monday folks!

Annnnnnd welcome to December!!! Let the festive festivities begin!

I have another finish to show you all today of the quilty variety! (I also have a stitchy finish but I can't show it to you just yet!!!)

So without further ado I present a beautiful throw! 





While I thought this would be more of a lap quilt, like my last one, it's actually more body sized and would be great to cuddle up on the couch with. I figure I will slowly make my way up to a full sized quilt... this one was hard enough to handle and it was much smaller than even a twin sized quilt.

I say the main reason I found this quilt difficult to finish is because of all the stippling I did. Swirls all over the blanket. And when I say all over I mean everywhere my little needle could go. And boy did it ever use some thread to do! So when I finished this quilt Sunday morning passed, I was happy to see it end, but also oh so pleased with the end result. All those hours moving my quilt this way and that paid off, and I have to say I love the effect stippling imbues. 

Now it's on to the NEXT one :) I'm even thinking that maybe I'll sell some quilts. Not sure what the market is like for quilts but who knows :)

I also finished some placemats... again the stippling, but at a scale that was far more reasonable. Probably took me about a 1hr work from start to finish for each mat. Not bad for a beginner! 




Again I really tried to optimize my fabric. I had about a metre and a bit to make some placemats out of. When all my calculations were done I realized I only had just enough fabric for 4 mats with binding made out of the same fabric (and that's using every inch of fabric... I mean it). I was a little disappointed that I didn't have enough to make a least 6... if only I had another fabric to use for binding....

I have another 3 projects I'd like to get done before Christmas on the quilty side of things. Not leaving much time for stitching I know - but I'll squeeze it in there some where at some point or I'll go insane. 

I'm so ready for a break at this point... I feel like I spend EVERY evening doing something. I just want a couple of nights where I do nothing but veg on the couch... with my new blanket :)

Happy Stitching!

Melissa

16 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Congrats on your finish Melissa, it looks SU-PERB!!!! x

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  2. Lovely! Good for you. You did it!
    I know what you mean. This is my break right now. Then it is back to gift stitching!!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Melissa. I can;t believe you did all that pretty sewing so fast. I too am making a quilt for my sister. After seeing seeing your incredibly pieced lovely quilts - I know mine is sooooo simple. And here you have 2 quilts done. Congrats my dear. Great job. love Annette

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  4. Oooooh!!! It's amazing Melissa! Oh how I wish we could live near each other and you could give me a kick in the toosh to finish up my quilt...hehe. Stippling?! I love the effect and I think I'll do that with mine. Did you trace a design or free flow it? Let me know. Also, how did you find the binding? difficult? Fiddly? Hugs!

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  5. Wow!! I would have never have guessed you are a beginner. I'm hoping to take classes in Jan. I'm hopeless at sewing so i need lots of help. Well done!

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  6. Beautiful, great job! I'm going to get into some quilting and applique in the new year, I'm excited!

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  7. Wow! Those placemats and your quilt are quite nice! I want to try my hand at quilting things, but... there is so precious little time to do everything! Maybe when I ever retire! Hugs!

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  8. Beautiful quilt and those placements, well done.

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  9. Wow, it's such a gorgeous quilt! You did a fantastic job on it, Melissa. The colors are beautiful too. :D

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  10. Gorgeous!! The stippling if so pretty.

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  11. Oh, is that gorgeous!! Congratulations on a wonderful finish, Melissa!

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  12. Congrats on your finish ~ it is beautiful!! Sounds just like the size I like to snuggle under on my couch ~ I'm sure it will keep you comfy, cozy this winter!

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  13. Gorgeous quilt, congratulations

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  14. You just whip them up like nothing, your quilts. I'm totally impressed. Congratulations.

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  15. Super job! Love the colours and the stippling. There is nothing like a hand made quilt.

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  16. you said beautiful ? are you joking ? it is WONDERFUL !!
    you've done it so fast and so beautiful
    incredible :)
    are you sure you are a beginner ? =D
    very well done
    xxx

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