Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Golden Finish

I have been competing in my own Olympic competition. The "finish that quilt" one. Yes, I have finally finished my quilt that I am going to give my parents for their Golden Wedding Anniversary. It has felt as if it has been a long course to get to this point. The quilt pattern was the project given to us in January at my patchwork class. I have battled with not hand sewing it, not liking the colours (they were picked with my Mum in mind) and generally not feeling the love for it. In the past week I have had a final push for a finish. The binding was machine sewn and I have been hand sewing it down during the last couple of evenings. I machine quilted around each block to stabilise the quilt. I then hand quilted each block to highlight the block pattern. I actually enjoyed doing the hand quilting by the time I reached the end. Unfortunately my camera is not good enough to pick up the hand quilting detail but I used a soft green and a light blue floss that blended into the quilt colours.

A "Golden" finish
I shared this quilt with  Sarah & Catherine when we met last month. They gave me some wise advice (get it finished) and encouragement. So a BIG thank you for getting me over the line. Thanks too, to you lovely bloggers have given me lots of encouragement to get this quilt finished.

"Golden" Quilt
I am pleased that now I can mentally move on.  I have two other quilt tops that I put together when I was away in August. I cannot start quilting either quilt yet, as I have run out of 505 spray, and I cannot face grappling around on my hands and knees using pins. For now, I am content to have a Golden finish.
Di x

18 comments:

  1. Di this is GORGEOUS! Totally stunning. Your parents are going to be bowled over!

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  2. It looks absolutely fantastic Di, they will be so pleased with it. When will you be handing it over?

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  4. it's just lovely. I'm sure your mum will love it x

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  5. Well done for a great finish Di - a really special present.

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  6. Yay! Well done for persevering! It looks beautiful, I'm sure this will be well loved :)

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  7. So glad you have finished it.
    It's really going to be loved.
    xxxx

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  8. You may not have loved it, but it does look fabulous. Well done for a finish!And I suspect your Mum and Dad will love it!

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  9. It is beautiful. I am sure they will love and cherish it.

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  10. Yeah... here it is finished, I think your parents will love it, and that along with the quilt you are giving them your time, determination and commitment to them, as it has been a journey to complete it xx

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  11. Yay for the finish line! I know you don't love it but it is a beautiful quilt nonetheless and was way to nice to give up on. Hope your parents will love it!

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  12. Wow! This is magnificent Di! What a brilliant quilt, and the colours are so soft and soothing. I hope your mum loves it. Jxo

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  13. I agree with everyone - it's stunning! I'm loving the calmness of blue and white quilts right now - and this one is just lovely.

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  14. Well done! I love the colours of this quilt, right up my street. I'm sure your parents will love it!

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  15. And what a golden finish it is. Beautiful calming colours too.

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  16. It's really lovely, but isn't it strange how we just run out of love for some projects, and your friends are right, you needed to finish it to mentally move on from it if it wasn't inspiring your creativity! Ange x

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  17. Di, I am far behind in blog reading but I wanted to stop and say how wonderfully this turned out. I hope that by now your parents are snuggling under it as it is wonderful!

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