Saturday, 28 May 2011

It's done!

(Welcome if you are coming over from Amy's June sew and tell)



I know it's not for everyone but I love hand quilting and with a quilt as small as a Brit Quilt Swap quilt, it really doesn't take that long to finish a quilt. Added to which I personally find it less fiddly hand quilting small areas than stopping and starting when doing it by machine.


To get the straight radiating lines 'marked' on to the quilt top without actually marking the top, I use a hera marker.


I've had mine a while and as you can see, it looks like a blunt, small rotary cutter. The links I've given above to current hera markers look different but they still do the same job; namely making a temporary crease along which you can quilt. I'm not sure they'd work for more complicated designs but for simple straight marking and then hand quilting I think they can't be beaten.

All in all, despite a few points not quite 100% matching up, I'm really pleased with how this quilt has turned out...

...and I hope...


...my partner...(!)


...likes it too.


Meanwhile, I just have to decide who's name to write on the label ;-)

23 comments:

  1. It is beautiful and I love the hand quilting you did.

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  2. I'm declaring myself your partner whether I am or not - adopt me! It's beautiful! Jxo

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  3. It's fabulous! You've chosen perfect binding to finish it!

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  4. I LOVE this. It's got so many lovely details. Your hand quilting looks amazing.

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  5. S H E I L A..............hand quilted, I am in awe, it is beautiful.

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  6. I love it! Wish I was your partner!

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  7. Please write my name!!! This would look amazing in my green and grey house :-) I seriously love it.

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  8. love that zingy green against the grey!

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  9. It's fabulous, love the hand quilting, I wish I was in the swap and your partner.

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  10. It's beautiful! The fabric on the back is the perfect compliment. And I like the tip in the hera, still learning.....

    nosey, eh?

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  11. Just write my name on the label. I can give you the mailing address. I'll even pay postage. Thanks! Ha-Ha.

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  12. This quilt is so beautiful! If your P doesn't want it I'll swap with you :T

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  13. Great Job! I like it! :)

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  14. I think it's gorgeous and your partner should be very proud to have it!

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  15. That is lovely and ... brilliant bit of fun linking the nosey partner !

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  16. Quite simply 'a rinneadh le grá!'(Made with love)
    It's beautiful especially the hand stitching.

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  17. that is so pretty! I'm loving how the green pops off of the gray.

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  18. it is gorgeous. it looks good in your garden, too. the hand stitching looks like it was done by a machine. love the colors, pattern, and placement of everything. great finish!

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  19. Love the green contrast against the grey! Very nice!

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