Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Finished Top.

And here it is! This is the best picture I could get. Lynda suggested skirt hangers across a wardrobe, but I have a walk in /dressing room, so that wasn't going to work. With a little more effort, this will work just fine in future. ;-)
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So my finished top. I did think about doing something more adventurous for that final border, but the math gave me a headache. LOL Then as I was stitching the pieces together I wondered if it would have been better without the neutrals, but I'm happy with this as it is. Once again, this picture was taken with a flash. The colours really are much prettier in real life. It's clicky for a bigger picture.
Even though it measures 94 x 112 inches, it's made very little impression on my scraps box. Before I tidied up last night I put together a back. It's made up from three old sheets! Yes three!! LOL The flat part of the valance sheet I used to sash the top, another whole piece and a slice from a third. I'll have to see if I can replenish my store of recycled cotton sheets. Not so easy in these days of quick drying poly cotton. I have one spare star block which will become the label. I fell asleep last night dreaming about how to quilt this thing. Circles, CIRCLES? My muse wants circles. I suppose the fact that one or two corner stones continued to misbehave, means that straight lines are out and I'll go with circles. But first, I have to layer and pin it.
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It's day 2 of eleven days off, and already I have that huge sense of achievement.
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I'm off to Wii for an hour or so, take care.

14 comments:

Ali Honey said...

It's lovely Lou! Well done. I hope you really treasure your days off and get lots done that you would like to.

Jenny said...

I do love that quilt!

Janice said...

Fabulous! It look so nice a bright in the middle of winter.

Gina said...

It's great. I think circles aswell, they would look good in the star centres.
Isn't it strange that no matter how much we delve into our scrap boxes they never seem to go down.
Enjoy the rest of your time off.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Miss 376 said...

I agree, it is so bright and cheerful.

Paula said...

Oh it's wonderful! Good job!

Andrea said...

Well done you - it's a beauty. Makes me want to make some star blocks too. Mind you I have a stack somewhere I made a while ago -now where are they ? xx

Annemariesquilt said...

Congrats on a stunning finsh!! I do love your boarder, must have been a lot of work to put it together.
Is it going to be a bedquilt?

Allie said...

Wow that is beautiful! The colors really pop - a very cheerful quilt, it's lovely, Lou!

Lindsay said...

It's gorgeous

Lynda said...

How clever you are! Quilts always look better in a flat photo, and this one looks stunning!

Rose Marie said...

Love, love this top ... but you sure have had a time with the quilting part.

sewkalico said...

It looks really good and I think the border is perfect!

QuiltSue said...

It's just gorgeous. I know you said you had a problem with the cornerstones, but you seem to have got them to behave and to sit there looking beautiful.