Monday, May 19, 2008

Complete At Last

Finally, I have completed my first quilt.

This is the best picture I could get of my quilt. When I laid it on the floor, I could not get far enough away to see the entire quilt on the screen on my camera, so I laid in across my bed and here is the result.

All in all I am quite pleased with the results, although I would not want a seasoned quilter to look at the back. I have not yet mastered the technique of how to hide the knots. This is definately not a reversible quilt!!

I quilted by machine using the stitch-in-the-ditch technique, by hand for accents and french knots to give the effect of a tied quilt.

As of right now I have more holes in my fingers than I can count from being poked with the needle as I moved through the fabric from top to bottom, but it has been worth it. I suppose I should have used a thimble, but I don't like the way they feel, I like to be able to feel the fabric, the thread and ..... yes the needle too.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this quilt and poured many hours and lots of love into this quilt.

Very soon it will be winging its' way to Nova Scotia to its' new home and to my new friend.

Enjoy Vickie!!!


Vickie LeBlanc said...

Complete beauty. The color combination is sooooo perfect. I can't yet find the perfect words to describe my appreciation for being offered this beautiful piece of hand work.

I've only been offered a new quilt once before - as a wedding gift 29 years ago. All our quilts are second hand (mostly from my mother-in-law's stash).

Can't wait to see it in my home !

Thanks a million times Barb.

Sebrina said...

It looks amazing!!!!!!

Kat B. said...

Congratulations! It looks fabulous. :) I'm starting my first quilt soon and this is wonderful inspiration!

Colleen said...

I am so proud Barb; it is beautiful.

What a wonderful give-away.

One of my goals in life is to begin -- and then complete -- a quilt.


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