Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wool Quilt Finished?


I got my quilt finished for now. I am still not sure about the side bards and I might add more embellishment to the stars and the sides, but for now it will have to wait. Hard to get a photo and capture the true colors since there is so much going on. It was windy today so that didn't work out.

I did edge stitching on the blocks where the blanket was flat and left it along where they came out. A bit of this and that, just having fun and doing whatever as I went along. The finished quilt is 54" x 43". It is very heavy, so it will be nice and warm in the winter.

I lightened it up in photoshop so you could see the details, but it is much more prim in person.


After I did the top, I pinned it to the backing and cut off the excess. I sewed the black border/binding onto the front and then flipped it over to the back. That was not the best way to do this, the thickness made the wool bunch up on the sides, so I had to make a few fixes. The new larger star over the kitty is one place I needed a cover fix;) I wanted the border to be a little wider, so I folded over about a quarter inch on the back and pinned that to the back, then sewed it down by hand. This way it has a floppy, softer edge. The green is a loose weave wool, that a friend gave me.


14 comments:

Fiona said...

I love this quilt top...
Hugz

Anna said...

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful! you should be so proud for all the work you have accomplished!

Sandi said...

You've made slovenly quil, something to be very proud of. I look forward to seeing you finishing touches.

Sandi said...

Arrg, didn't proof mr comment it is a LOVELY QUILT!

Barbara said...

It's absolutely adorable, Debbie.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful! I love the colours in it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well done!

krislovesfabric said...

Love this, maybe a couple more lady bugs to embellish the side? I think it's perfect tho as is! Still love those kitties!

Orange Sink said...

Hi Debbie,
I just love your quilt and could sit and study it all day! The elements are great and love the wording! I love how you added the softer edge. May it keep you warm and bring smiles for all your hard work!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Karen said...

I am trying to decide which block is my favorite in the wool quilt. Maybe the heart block. The heart is so long and skinny.

moosecraft said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Debbie!

Cindy said...

I just love this quilt!!! It's definitely one to cherish and keep.

KatieQ said...

It's wonderful to see this quilt in all it's finished glory. It has lots of lovely details. The star over the kitties head looks like it was meant to be there.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

That is beautiful Deb!!!! An incredible amount of work but a TREASURE for sure!
Hugs,
Lynn