Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Quilt is Finished!

Hi all,

I'm dropping in today to show you my finished quilt.  I've really enjoyed making it and it's been such a learning curve.  A lesson in sewing seams, unpicking seams then sewing them back together again so they join together neatly!



I pieced left over fabric to make the back ...








I think my favourite bit is the stripey binding, it just ties it all together ...





I decided to quilt it in straight(ish) lines which I think compliments the design of the quilt and besides, I wasn't confident enough to try free machine quilting a fancy design!








I've really got the sewing bug now, card making has temporarily gone out the window!

Linking to Handmade Monday







Thanks for popping in, wishing you all a lovely week.

Suze xx

20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your quilt is really wonderful, you have made a wonderful job of it. It will surely be a family treasure! Hugs, Valerie

Patchwork Fairy said...

That is fab for a first quilt - love the turquoise and orange colours.

Ali said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I really like the colour combinations and a great use of leftovers for the back.
Ali xx

Meggymay said...

The quilt looks awesome, you have made a super family heirloom.
Yvonne

Gay Peplow said...

Woah, what a fabulous result Suze, I love the binding! You're right it really brings it all together, the sewing is remarkably straight too, I couldn't do that in a month of Sundays you clever old stick, well done! You made a beautiful quilt that will be handed down to your children, hope you're suitably proud Hugs Gay xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You have created a family heirloom - it is stunning.
So glad you shared it with us.
Wishes
Lynne
I could use your quilt this evening as there is a nip in the air - off to make up a hot water bottle!!!

Free Spirit Designs said...

Wow, what a great job you've made of it! It must be very satisfying to have something so lovely to show for all your hard work :) x

Kim x said...

This looks fabulous Suze, well done you xx

Andrea Kay said...

Your quilt looks great. Congratulations.

Highland Monkey's said...

Love your quilt, so full of colour and cheery. Bet you wont stop at one!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh wow Susan this is amazing! Your right the binding does finish it.This will definitely be something to be passed down the generations,now better get on to the next one .....mine! Hee he x

Vicky Hayes said...

It's fab Suze and I love all your lovely bright colours! Glad to see you've really got your creative mojo back! Vicky x

buttons and paint... said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt! Love your choice of colours and the way you've pieced them together :)

Josie said...

Wow, you must be so proud! I have not yet made a full sized quilt but if that was mine I would stare at it lovingly whilst stroking it.....for hours!

Justjennywren said...

lovely quilt :D Love the colours x

Gertie said...

Well done in completing your quilt. It's gorgeous. The stripy binding really finishes it off xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze :D Thank you for my latest Suze giggle, Ernie .... oh my goodness if only I'd thought of that LOL Soo appropriate ! Hope all's great with you and you're having fun? Hugs gay xx

Lilly's Mom said...

wow! Your quilt is not only beautiful but it's huge. I'm sure you are so proud of this beautiful creation. It's really lovely.

Aileen said...

Well done Suze, your quilt is wonderful. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, crumbs, however did I miss this?? Excellent job, Suze! Your quilt is beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell