Sunday, 8 September 2013

A Finish to Welcome Spring...

Further work took place on uncovering the "started in 1988 still not finished" tapestry on the floor frame that seems to have become the dumping ground hanging storage space for hand quilting projects with the next in size now a done deal...coincidentally 30's repros again (as far as I'm aware the only two 30's repros tops in that pile), the top put together using left over units from Bonnie Hunter's Orange Crush mystery quilt project in 200?...hey, at least it's from this Century!...the binding finished Friday afternoon while waiting for new tyres to be fitted on the car, have to take advantage of all opportunities as they are still few and far between...
This one is 24 1/4" squarish (give or take an 1/8" or 1/16th here and there, which when it is given a bath and crinkles up won't be a big deal).  Quilted in big stitch using white perle 8 with circles, lines and scallops...in the light Friday night I couldn't get the quilting to show up...had another go this yesterday morning (yeah yeah hitting publish makes it work on the blog I know, missed that bit didn't I)...
Same quilt, same position, different light and it goes from flat looking to quilty crinkly...and it still hasn't hadn't been bathed yet (it has now and has crinkled up all nice and quilty)...(Mmmm, photos slightly out of focus, must look into that when I've more time - sorry)...

I have no idea what is going to put it's hand up to be worked on next...by the time I get to that point I may have my partner in this year's SSCS swap and new projects may be on the table, oh where will I send to this year, I love this swap - so glad Chookyblue found time in her life gone nuts to let us play along again...thanks Chooky and also Googy Girl for putting on your Elf hat to help her out and make it possible this year, so looking forward to finding out who I send to, stalk her blog, plan the parcel contents...

Happy stitching...

12 comments:

marina said...

well done Annette!!
It looks gorgeous and I love the crinkly quilty finish.
so beautiful.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt........welcome to the swap.......

Fiona said...

such a pretty quilt... I'm looking forward to doing the swap this year...
Hugz

Grit said...

This quilt looks so wonderful.

Mistea said...

The go button was probably off duty yesterday.

Pretty little quilt ready for when it decides where it would like to hang out.

katherine said...

Its beautiful!

katherine said...

Its beautiful!

Kerry said...

Sweet little quilt, lovely quilting.

Anthea said...

Great effort there Annette! to get it finished after all this time is very amazing of you! x

Shay said...

It looks gorgeous in both pictures. Congrats on the finish...does this one qualify as vintage already?

Colleen said...

tried email keeps bouncing Colleen

Grethe said...

This is a lovely quilt, Annette! Looking perfect with the quilting, I thing. Great border with the use of the mixed fabrics. Happy Sewing towards Christmas :-)