Sunday, 24 April 2011

I've changed my mind...

...I do rather like it now:

And a good lesson for me...
...that although I might not always love all my quilts tops...
...when I have added in a backing...
...and done copious amounts of hand-quilting...
...it does seem to transform into something much nicer....
And it has already been well received into its new home, giving me space to move on to the next quilt for the next person who doesn't even know they need a quilt to make their life complete ;-)

12 comments:

  1. I love your new header and agree that the quilting really makes this quilt sing. All that sand and cactus isn't on the island is it? Did you go somewhere warm for vacation?

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  2. How much Red Bull are you drinking to accomplish all this hand quilting of late??? I love the finished look, though I admit I was not super excited about the top at first either. I love it now!

    BTW, bragging about 32C does not count if you fly far away to find it!! Am envious of the flip flop weather, regardless ;)

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  3. wow, it looks beautiful! Great job.

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  4. WHAT!?! HAND quilted?? You are crazy, girl! But it looks so beautiful! How do you do it so fast!? I've been working on a small baby quilt for weeks now and I'm not even 1/2 way done!

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  5. I need tips on hand quilting at speed or my girls will never see their quilts finished.

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  6. That hand quilting is amazing! Love it!

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  7. The quilting really makes it. Love the optical illusion it gives. Great job!

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  8. I can't believe that you did all that hand quilting...... stunning

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  9. Yep - the hand quilting makes it absolutely beautiful. Congratulation!

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  10. what a beautiful quilt! And you are right the quilting can so totally transform a hohum top to something spectacular! I am so impressed that this is all hand quilted! Gorgeous work!

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  11. Oh wow, that quilt is amazing, I can't believe you have done all that handquilting, that is fabulous!! xo

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  12. the quilt is beautiful...and so are the pictures...love the background..the weather; o;n the ohter hand...grrrrrrrrrrrr.I am getting cold rain here in Canada...so the post is getting here...

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