Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A finished quilt

Gosh, it seems ages since I last posted. There has been little time for crafting or posting and too much time spent shopping but the quilt is all done and dusted.

The hand quilting was a little painful but I am so pleased I stuck it out. The quilt has now been washed and the wool batting I used has shrunk a little giving it the sort of slightly wrinkly, vintage look that I like. My initial inspirations were the Asa Wettre quilts I saw in August and and I think the quilt has the slightly "Swedish" look that I was hoping for. I had so many doubts and indecisions while chosing the fabrics, they are so different to my usual palette but now that it is done I really like them. The colours go rather well by the tree, making a favourite old chair look all the more inviting.

Here by the window they look fresh and modern.

The fabrics feel soft, I backed with a lovely warm ticking fabric which should help the "cuddle" factor. I hope it will be much loved for plenty of time to come.

This week I had a lovely surprise in the post. This elegant and beautifully stitched star accompanied a Christmas card from Caroline. I was thrilled to open the little tissue paper parcel and discover this, such a wonderful and unexpected gift. Doesn't it look perfect hanging here on the jug? Craft bloggers really are a wonderful lot, thank you so much Caroline, your gift quite made my day.


Anonymous marjorie said...

Good job on the quilt! I commented before that it had a boyish look, and it does, but you have also given it a bit of a rumpled look which so adds to the "cuddle appeal." And the back looks so soft. Your godson will love it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...

I'm sure it will be cherised for many, many years. x

Friday, December 22, 2006 12:32:00 am  
Anonymous Nora (again) said...

Sorry, I meant CHERISHED!

Friday, December 22, 2006 12:33:00 am  
Blogger Steph said...

Beautiful quilt! I love your choice of color and fabrics, it has a very vintage-y feel to it.

Friday, December 22, 2006 12:38:00 am  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Your quilt is adorable, so much hard work, but what a wonderful finish!

Friday, December 22, 2006 12:57:00 am  
Blogger littlejennywren said...

The quilt is beautiful, I think you have captured a Swedish look and freshness.

Friday, December 22, 2006 8:37:00 am  
Anonymous Sabine said...

How lovely. Excellent job on the quilt.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Friday, December 22, 2006 10:36:00 am  
Anonymous Krawuggl said...

This quilt looks adorable, the colours are so lovely, you have got the swedish look so well. I like how you combined the boy-colours with the striped edge, it is gorgeous and for sure it will be much loved. Thanks for telling which fabric you have used for batting, because I thought about using old woolen blankets and now I know that they are definitely right to do so (not that I even started with some patchwork things. but I am getting nearer every year).
And for switching off my computer tonight for several days I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, a wonderful time with your family, with lots of laughter, food, drinks and presents of course. Have a happy time!
Take care,

Friday, December 22, 2006 4:39:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Woo Hoo! I love the quilt, it makes me ache for one of my own! Very well done, I'm sure it will be much loved!

Friday, December 22, 2006 6:42:00 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love the quilt. Everything about it, the vintagey feel, the colours and the ticking ( just like my duvet cover)
I always get nasty Quilt Envy surfing the blogs, I do, I do...

Friday, December 22, 2006 8:31:00 pm  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Congratulations! The quilt looks beautiful.

Saturday, December 23, 2006 6:42:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd say Hey!!!! We you the one who was asking me where I was working on the internet? Take it easy, I'm enjoying this California weather!!!! I just moved here from the east sooooo :)

I made an extra $2000 a Month Using this site!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006 9:21:00 am  
Blogger Alice said...

After all that.....the quilt is as perfect as possible (it's your good taste shining through again).

Who wouldn't be over the moon with such a gift. It's not just beautiful, but so much work went into it. I'm so glad it worked out.

Saturday, December 23, 2006 8:18:00 pm  
Anonymous heather said...

The quilt's fabulous Rebecca - definitely has the swedish look (maybe you could flog the design to Ikea :0))

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

Heather x

Sunday, December 24, 2006 9:56:00 am  
Anonymous P said...

gorgeous quilt. :)

Have a great Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2006 7:50:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real nice! Keep up the great work. Good work. Enjoyed the visit!
- t
spaghetti alla carbonara

Friday, December 29, 2006 7:58:00 am  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous Rebecca!! I am in awe of you. I so want to learn that craft. Hope your Christmas was all you wanted it to be and that you will enjoy ringing in the New Year tomorrow evening.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 1:16:00 am  
Blogger Dorothee said...

I LOVE that quilt! Can I have it? Just joking ... I think I must make something like this one day.

Monday, January 15, 2007 5:50:00 pm  
Blogger Cupcake said...

I LOVE your quilt. I wish I could get the hang of this quilting thing but since I am straight line impaired I don't think it is meant to be :-)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:24:00 am  
Blogger AmberCake said...

Wow. I cruised over here from BeMused, and that quilt is SuperWow. Really really lovely.

Thanks for sharing it.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:04:00 pm  
Anonymous lyn said...

Bloody hell !
That quilt is beautiful. And you hand quilted it ???
I am seriously impressed.

Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:11:00 pm  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home