Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Next Time...

Next time I make a quilt...


I will think twice about hand quilting


I will use Pearl cotton like everyone else


I will make myself finish it within twelve months


This time...
I took way too long to finish it - two years too long!


I was so excited to start that I didn't take the time out to get the proper thread


But, I did enjoy every stitch.
And I do think all that love is appreciated

22 comments:

Christy said...

Your quilt is lovely. Love the colours.

Selina said...

Worth it though, it's beautiful!

Andrea said...

Oh that is so lovely, I just love it. Worth all of the hard work, it will be loved for years.

Bronwyn said...

What a wonderful job! I love the quilting pattern - it does look like perle thread though - what did you use instead? I love the way the pattern 'waves' up and down, dipping in and out of the stripy border.

Thanks too for the tip about the border around the heading - the HTML code is so scary to deal with though!

Cass said...

it looks great and your hand quilting looks wonderful

Calidore said...

It may have taken two years to complete but it was worth it. Absolutely stunning and the young man isn't too bad either..vbg. Who cares what kind of thread you used - so long as you enjoyed using it.

Miss Muggins said...

That is an absolutely stunning quilt and worth every stitch!

Duyvken said...

Looks like it's a hit! I love the colours. And I haven't used perle cotton for hand quilting. I buy something from my lqs called hand quilting cotton thread. Imaginatively named, no? It's glazed so it pulls through the batting beautifully.

beth said...

oh Tam! Well Done! SO so lovely... 2 years worth of love/procrastination! it's an heirloom... what is perle thread?

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

ooo I dont know which is more gorgeous ! the quilt or young man! LOL both stunning !!!! very well done!
Lesley x

h&b said...

OMG, but how beautiful !!
I am in awe ( and deliriously jealous .. in a good way ;)

And your little man.

Perfect.
Perfect.

13mimosa said...

It is gorgeous, but you know what I am thinking - how on earth do you get the covers so smooth?

rach said...

Oh Tam
I remember this in its infancy! You have done a wonderful job, and i agree, it does look like you have used perle cotton. You have such a way with colour. Be sooo proud xo

Rach

Top Bird said...

Congrats on such a beautiful quilt - a fine achievement. xx

Corrie said...

gorgeous! I find I really need to motivate myself with big projects

I'm off to get a special foot for my machine to make a single bed quilt because I know I'll never finish the hand quilting

oh and when you need perle cotton there was an ebay shop with every colour under the sun if you look up perle cotton!

Corrie:)

Soo said...

It's worth the wait...the quilt is wonderful!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fabulous quilt! I usually hand quilt too - my resolution this year is to improve my FMQ - hopefully I will manage to finish some this year!!

smileykylie said...

Hi Tamara, Love the quilt, I used the Johnny and Buck range for my nephews 1st birthday quilt and it's one of my fav's. I quilted it on the machine and vowed never to go there again! :)Kylie

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, but does it all matter? Look at that happy, appreciative face. Gorgeous, gorgeous work!

marianne alice said...

The quilt is truly beautiful...but that is a smile to break your heart! So lovely to be able to visit again - I have missed my trips to your blog. xxx

Julia said...

Tam - gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. Worth the wait for E. And to be cherished forever. Perhaps even on his childs bed one day? J x

Anne Marie said...

what a treasure!
sooooo fantastic!!
peace!