Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Tale Completed...

When last we left an incomplete tale of a quilt, (yes it was a while ago, last year in fact, but in my defence...OK I have no defence, moving on...) perle threads had auditioned and were nervously awaiting the maker's decision...
The contenders for thread colour narrowed to pastel blue or green...but given the maker had failed in her quest for backing fabric having discovered the intended had been used something else and only scraps remained and, having the attention span of a goldfish, she promptly moved on to something else (or maybe a dozen other something else's but let's not go down that track shall we)

Then from a magic fabric warehouse in another location came fabric for the backing…
The fabric looked for in vain was green with white daisies, which was unbeknown to the elf who lives in the magic warehouse, so the offer from the elf for the puppies to play in daisies was serendipitous indeed…thread basting took place and ditches were quilted to provide stability...finally the quilting began... 

Big stitch perle echo quilting around each puppy shape…
Bones in the white space...
...and then what? So it sat for a while as further options were considered and discarded...even started and nope, that is not going to work...what to do? what to do?...P-faff beckoned...come here little quilt and let me stitch on you some more...and so the quilt acquiesced and let P-faff play with the borders, quilting contoured lines through the border shapes...
And for the binding?...the backing fabric waved so hard to be chosen it almost did itself an injury and with that much enthusiasm for the job it won...
A combination of some fun favs...30's repros...puppies...apple core (or as it is known between me and the magic elf - dog bone) shapes...scallopy edges...happy :)
Happy Stitching...

13 comments:

marina said...

beautiful!!
well done on completing this gorgeous little quilt.
No need for a defence after finishing this lovely.

Maria said...

Well worth the wait. Such a pretty little quilt and you do fabulous quilting on it.

shez said...

Wow Annette this is amazing I love it,give Jo a hug for me tomorrow,have fun.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee that is just so lovely......

Christine M said...

Your little quilt looks amazing Annette. You've done a fantastic job with it.

Shay said...

I cracked up laughing the whole way through this post- so entertaining. It sounded a lot like the talks I give myself !

The finished product though is a real beauty! Apple cores/Bones - who cares it's done and its WONDERFUL!

Susan said...

Very cute finish. Love the bone quilting and the wavy border....I'm sure that was fun to bind!

Fiona said...

oh it's just gorgeous... I love the whole story and the end result is so pretty... I agree with Marina.. no defence necessary... it's all part of the creative journey?????
Hugz

Mistea said...

Your puppies look very cheerful with their pretty bones.
If these things didn't take so long to decide they wouldn't tell such interesting stories!
Enjoy your doggy bones.

elliek said...

What a sweet little quilt. Beautiful work.

Chookyblue...... said...

very cute...great to have it finished........

Ulla's Quilt World said...

That is so nice! Very nice fabrics! :)
Hugs, Ulla

Jo said...

Hi Annete, thought you were coming to retreat, didn't see you last night & was supposed to pass on a message. So a belated HI from SHEZ..

CUTE QUILT TOO.