Monday, April 22, 2013

What was I thinking?


I worked all weekend on my wool quilt, but not finished yet. I added the backing to it and the border which is also the binding. After I did that, I wish I had done things differently, so I had to figure out a way to get the border to look the way that I had planned. I ended up folding a piece over, then over to the back so it left more edge. I did finish sewing it tonight, but I still have some fixes to do. I sewed the binding on by machine through the front and back, so it warped a bit in some spots. I will fix those and any I can't might be a spot for a new appliqué;)

All and all, I am happy with how it came out. I started it three years ago and just wanted to finish it. I did hand stitching around the appliques, black on some and a light greenish shade on the dark blocks, but hard to see in the photo. I still need to add stitching to the side pieces, I wanted to wait for the binding before I did those.


I also decided it was time to clean up my sewing room and got that done today. Here is something I found and have no idea what to do with, maybe throw them out, lol. I started this years ago when I first started quilting and had ugly fabrics. They are designs from whimsicals. The only one I like is the kitty piece, maybe I will make a mini quilt with that and save the blank blocks for a jean quilt I will be making. The stitching is horrible on the appliques, so I doubt they would last long and not worth the effort to finish them.


23 comments:

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh Oh Oh!! It's georgeous!!

annie said...

that top one is fabulous!
the others, I'm sure you'll figure out what to do with those!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful quilt so much detail! I'm sure those blocks will make a nice little quilt :)

Deborah OHare said...

Love that quilt!

Terry said...

Your wool quilt looks wonderful! :0)

cucki said...

wow so cute x

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your wool quilt is lovely !
Now will you be using it or hanging it ? Beautiful work.
Rose

Cindy said...

Ooh, Debbie, it's FANTASTIC! Definitely a beauty! You have outdone yourself!

Vicki W said...

I love how your quilt turned out!

Karen said...

My favorite of those blocks is the one with the cat. The blocks look fine to me. Just call them prim and finish them into something.

Kendra said...

Your wool quilt is so wonderful! What an undertaking! Is it a lifestory quilt?

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kendra

Linda said...

Your wool quilt is gorgeous!!!!!!

paulette said...

Your wool quilt is gorgeous!! oops Linda just said that...looks like I agree with Linda!! The mottled wool and motifs are wonderful!! Love it!
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marie said...

Your quilt turned out wonderful. Will it be used as a lap quilt or a wall hanging. Which ever it's a lovely addition to your home. Good job!

Miccosukee said...

Deb,
What a wonderful wool quilt!! I can imagine you sitting with a good book in a favorite chair bundled up in it under a reading lamp.
You do beatiful work!!
trisha

HomeSpunPrims said...

It turned out wonderful Debbie! I bet it feels good to have it done. Hugs, Lori

Raymond Homestead said...

You're coming right along!

Fiona said...

Your wool quilt is lovely... and looks so snuggly and warm too - perfect on the back of a chair for those cool evenings ..... I make pot mats with odd blocks ....
Hugz

Pat said...

Love your wool quilt!

Carrie P. said...

It is beautiful! I have done the same thing with old blocks. I just don't want to work on something that I won't enjoy.

The Joy of Needlework said...

I love the quilt it is just so very prim beautiful. I see another quite in the making. lol, lol. A job well done. Smiles, LenZie

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