Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quilted

Yesterday was spent procrastinating.  I really wanted to finish this quilt as I was "over it", but struggled to find the motivation.  Late in the afternoon I pieced the quilt backing, was still basting when two hungry cricketers arrived home at 8pm, and started quilting towards 9pm.  However, once I started quilting there was no stopping me.


Quilted with a simple cross-hatch of straight lines, edge to edge.  Needless to say, it was a very late evening, or maybe even an early morning.  Just the binding is needed to finish it off.  Hopefully today.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, it was pretty before, but now...hoo boy! And just look at the back. That's another gorgeous quilt. Two for one. Hope you tackled the binding. I usually wait a year or so before binding, but that's just me. Don't be me.

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  2. I am definitely NOT over this quilt! It's gorgeous. Actually, somewhere recently I saw a christmas stocking with a similar block and it was really cute!

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  3. You do such an amazing job with color! The quilt is beautiful -- both the back and the front.

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  4. Stunning, as usual! And what a backing.

    So ... if you're over this quilt, it must be nearly time for someone else to get under it, yes?

    (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

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  5. Such an amazing quilt! What an eye you have.

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  6. I love the front Rita but the back is sensational..actually I think I may do a quilt top like this quilt back...stunning!

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  7. I get that way sometimes, I reckon everyone does. Lovely job with the quilting though... love the simplicity of it. The back's gorgeous too.

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  8. Cute quilt, fun back! Sometimes it is hard to get in a finish a project but wow it feels good when it's done!

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  9. Rita - this one is really stunning. The colors and patterns are fabulous. Another great job!

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  10. That's right. Once you start, there is no stopping (did the first three flowers for the grandmother garden quilt which I said I will begin during SewMamaSew hand sewing month)

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  11. this looks so great. the quilting is so perfect

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  12. I love it - the quilting is perfect! What's next? :-)

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  13. I love all of your beautiful quilts. Can I ask what type of thread that you use for the machine quilting?

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  14. What is that large floral print on the back? Is it a Kaffe? Regardless, I love it!

    I was visiting a baby quilt I made three years ago on the weekend, it had a pieced back like that. I need to return to that, I really liked it. As I like yours.

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  15. It's the most difficult part - getting started. But I'm the same way, once I begin doing something, I find it terribly difficult to put it on pause... I usually go full throttle until it's done.

    It is beautiful, by the way. Hopefully, all of our comments will renew your enthusiasm for it!

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  16. This is such a beautiful tessellation quilt Rita, I adore the colours you have used in there. The back is gorgeous, and I love a simple cross hatch! xo

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  17. Another stunner.
    Bet you've finished the binding already!!!
    :-)

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  18. whee, beautiful quilt! love the mix of prints and colors. you did great with that quilting (and so late in the evening - I'd have scribbled all over the place)

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  19. This is a beautiful quilt...front and back! I have a quilt that I am SO over too. Except I quilt them by hand so I can't get mine done in a night, therefore I keep procrastinating!

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  20. I love it, all the colors just make my heart sing. Beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful Quilt I love the cross hatching so clean looking.
    I had to laugh at what Erica said in your last post!!! I feel the same way. Also I found your FAQ link and I answered my own questions. Cynthia

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  22. I love it! The quilting is just right for the quilt. :)

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  23. I just have to ask - do you quilt on a regular machine or a big one? You do such lovely work!

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  24. I just love your blog! Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
    Robin

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