Thursday, 16 July 2009

Another quilt, by popular demand..

I have shown you my first quilt (several times:-), the blue quilt, being the first one I ever finished. Not to be confused with the first I started (or the 2nd 3rd 4th and so on....only kidding, not that many... honest.....). But I am counting completed quilts only.

I also posted the 3rd one, the lapquilt with the panel 'Footsteps in the sand' blogged about near the beginning of this blog.

You are seeing the birth of the 4th one, my Old Red Barn Company sew-along quilt, which is now sandwiched and waiting for quilting.

Many people have asked to see the 2nd quilt. which is a double full bed quilt. Not being very experienced I had a lot of trouble with this one. A LOT!!! but I won't bore you apart from saying it had to do with not having enough fabric and getting around it by skimping on seam allowances... ahum... NOT a good idea !!! I had it longarm quilted in the end as I wanted it ready by Christmas. The poor longarm quilter just about lost the will to live, but she has since realized it was inexperience and not maliciousness on my part, so I am forgiven..:-)

It turned out beautifully in the end and the lovely quilting she did is holding it together very well. We did each a fair amount of repairs and I will remember this learning experience for a long time to come! But DH was very pleased with it, so that's allright in the end. Phew....



9 comments:

Lauranie said...

I like the colors, very warm. And I don't think I've seen that quilting pattern before. It looks like waves...I like it!! The quilt top pattern is really neat looking, and kinda difficult! All of that piecing... it for sure would give me FITS!! AWESOME job, not bad at all for a learning experience! Love the music being back!! :)

Terrie Sandelin said...

The quilt is stunningly beautiful. I'm a sucker for shades of brown. And your comments about skimping on the seam allowances and your long arm quilter just made me laugh. It is ALL a learning experience, isn't it!

Catherine Watts said...

All I can say is WOW. If I didn't know all the trials and tribulations behind it I would have thought an experienced quilter created it.

Megan of Sanourra Designs said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Aren't you proud?! I would love to make something like that.

Now, if I could only find the time!

Evelyn said...

That is quite an ambitious project for your second quilt!! It turned out beautifully!

Bia Cardeal said...

Hello! Your quilt is wonderful!! I like so much "log cabin" quilts! These colors is my favorites!

Bia Cardeal
from Brazil

Jaime said...

Hi Marg! It's Jaime. Love this quilt, it is gorgeous! I love the quilting on it! You are so talented :)

Micki said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I love the colours that you used.
Micki

Mrs Quilty said...

I love the look of this log cabin quilt!!!!! And the colors too! Wonderful!