Sunday, 18 July 2010
The BIG Quilt...
I started this quilt a while ago. I was pretty nervous in the beginning & overwhelmed by the thought of sewing something so big without a pattern. I certainly learnt along the way that planning is key, as is unpicking sometimes too! Finally it is finished, back from the long arm quilter & after a few nights by the fire the binding is done & dusted.
This quilt was a labour of love, made as a (belated) wedding gift for my sister & her husband. It is times like this that I am so happy to be able to sew & create something that is truly unique appreciated by the recipients.
The finished quilt is not quite as big as I would have liked, but big enough for a Queen bed. The solids are all from the Kona range, the backing & binding are Kona Ash (a firm favourite of mine) & all the prints & shot cottons are from Patchwork on Central park. On the back I have embroidered the date of their wedding & a couple of lines from the song that Dani walked down the aisle to & I even managed to work some of the silk from her Wedding dress into the quilt top.
I think this project have given me the confidence to plan a few more big quilts & given that I was rather sad to see the quilt head to it's new home I think one for us is in order now!