zaterdag 19 november 2011

The quilt's finished, you can come out now!

Update 20-11-2011: Yesterday evening my new niece was born. Isn't that a coincedence after this post I wrote yesterday morning. They're both doing fine. Her name is Merle (clear sea/water). Another coincedence with the name of the quilt. 


I joined the "across the sea" quilt along this summer. I made the top of the quilt some time ago. I was in doubt how to quilt it. It has plus-blocks on the back too and while sandwiching they were supposed to match the exact spot of the plusses on the front. Ahum, so that didn't happen. So following the pattern by hand or machine was no option. I'm taking a course in machine quilting, but we haven't reached the free motion part. Which I would really like tot try. But since this quilt isn't for me but for the new baby of my sister Lenore, which is due any moment, I didn't want to risk messing it up. So i chose a pattern which fits the name of the quilt long and made wavelike lines diagonally. I love the outcome. The quilt is so straight and modern, so a little roundness in the quilting just fits perfectly I think. Today the weather is nice so I made some pictures. It's not yet washed though.


quilt stats:
name: Baby Lenore - across the sea
width: 120 cm
length: 150 cm
Fabrics: all kinds of pinks from all kinds of designers (michael miller, amy butler, heather bailey, you name it) Some left over from baby Valerie (Filippa) quilt. I like that those babies, both girls, who will be born just a month apart are under some of the same pinks. Background is Kona medium grey. Backing is a flannel dot from Michael Miller. Of which I ordered too little, thats why the blocks are partly backed with the kona grey and we have sashings with kona light pink. 
quilting: wave diagonal lines with light pink thread.


Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

Across the sea quilt along, baby Lenore, plus quilt

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9 opmerkingen:

Little Island Quilting zei

Heel leuk!

Elena zei

Congratulations for this nice quilt... and for the new baby in your family!
Un beso desde EspaƱa
Elena

Jamie Lee zei

Such a beautiful quilt! I'm sure baby Merle will grow up cherishing it.

Susie at ProsperityStuff zei

The quilting is just right! Beautiful work!

Kirsten N zei

Such a beautiful quilt for your niece - I love how you have quilted it too!

Sarah zei

Beautiful job and great timing too! I really love how you quilted it, it's perfect!

Diane zei

This turned out beautiful!

Jessica zei

beautiful! I really LOVE the back, and the way you quilted it.

Ulla's Quilt World zei

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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