Monday, 8 April 2013

Finished and gone-the court house steps quilt


The quilt is finally finished and given to my sister for her special birthday.



A label was sewn at the very last minute





It was a difficult one to quilt because of the colour of the threads and fabric....I didn't want pale pink thread crossing over the middle of the red section and my machine cannot cope with anything clever or fancy (cant cope with much actually).....so I machined lines, then did my first bit of hand quilting in circles on the colours. I wish I'd had time to do it all by hand....although the stitches aren't great I like the effect and I guess that my stitches will get better with practice......need to find a better thimble though.



I used Aurifil thread for the first time and I'm completely won over. Really good in the machine and  using for the hand stitching. No knots or breaking.



and a cake! well a double pavlova as requested by Sis.


what shall I start on now......Kaffe inspired me thinks.

10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous quilt - you must be very proud - I bet your sister's thrilled! x

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  2. It's a stunning finish - those blood reds just ping!

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  3. I love what you did. It is a stunning quilt and cake!!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! How do you get your backing fabric to lay so well, I ALWAYS end up with puckers in places, very frustrating.

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  5. I love all of it! Red is my favorite, and that pavlova also looks amazing!

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  6. A really beautiful quilt, I love the colours, red is so zingy.
    I bet your sister was incredibly happy when she saw what you had created for her special birthday.
    That and a pavlova, it doesn't get any better I would have thought!

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  7. Oh, what a beautiful quilt! I love pink and red together! I trust your sister loves it and cherishes it always!

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  8. That is totally and utterly beautiful. A real treasure. The colours are fabulous and your stitching is perfect. xx

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  9. Stunning Quilt. I love the secondary design of the white blocks.

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  10. Your quilt has inspired me to do something similar. Stunning and beautiful.

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