Tuesday, 26 August 2014

done quilting

 I know its hard to believe because I only just told you how I was quilting my economy block quilt,
but I have finished hand quilting already.
My first idea for binding was a solid red..
however I remembered this fabric my Mum gave me.
Its a dark burgundy which I think could actually work,
with the interests of using what I already have 
I shouldn't hesitate should I?
I think red may actually be to brash for this already busy quilt.
Plus I don't have any red
so I could getting binding today
couldn't I??

ps. I have mentioned before, I am now on instagram.
If you don't have the ability to join in
you can still see my feed here
there are lots of progress pics 
go take a look x

16 comments:

  1. You truly do have the patience of a saint! That looks lovely - I'm just about to embark on another. You are my inspiration xxx

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  2. It's fab. I particularly like the blue rose fabric, I wonder why that would be!
    Lisa x

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  3. Your quilt is quite lovely, beautiful stitching!

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  4. Oh, wow, this quilt with your hand quilting is spectacular! And good choice on using what you have :-) My sentiments exactly! And I'm so glad you blogged about this quilt, because I, for one, am not on Instagram. At least not yet.

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  5. What a beauty! I love the simplicity. That is very speedy hand quilting, well done you!
    I think you're so right with the binding, the over all palette you've used is more gentle and country style to take red.
    Just beautiful!
    Gill xx

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  6. Yes I think this is better than red, a dark blue or black would have worked too. Did you machine the actual quilt top? It's stunning, love all those patterns and colours together! :) x

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  7. A great quilt, Clare! Big and bold! I love it....it will keep you nice and warm this Winter. Yay, Winter! hehe

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  8. It looks great, and I like the colour you have on hand for the binding.

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  9. Beautifully quilted - the dark thread adds interest. It looks soft and gorgeous!

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  10. Très beau quilt . Félicitations . Amitié Mamifleur

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  11. a lovely quilt and what immaculate hand quilting. I am planning to hand quilt one of mine but it worries me about what colour to use, Being not very good and having a plain fabric on the back which does not match the quilt makes me wonder if I should have a go on the machine and can then use the correct colour for the back but hand quilting will be so much more relaxing to do so torn at the moment decisions decisions

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  12. It is really gorgeous and your hand quilting is perfect.

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  13. Hi Clare! Looks so beautiful! It's fun how the hand quilting is much quicker than we expect. I think that binding goes perfectly! x Teje

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  14. Lovely! good choice to use what you have~

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