Monday, October 05, 2009

Quiltus Completus

attaching the binding
Finishing my quilt - attaching the binding

Cast your mind back hmmm... 16 months ago and you might remember this quilt that I was working on. Well in true crafting style I left the quilt in a state of mid completion for over a year from being sidetracked by more 'important' things. Okay well starting a new business is a pretty good excuse.

Actually I did have another good excuse - the old Elna Lotus I was working on didn't have a walking foot attachment. So firstly I couldn't actually quilt it, and secondly the last time I tried to machine sew binding without one it was a twisty disaster. And although I have the patience to make lace I do not have the patience to hand stitch binding.

But now! Now that I have my shiny new Janome (and a walking foot attachment courtesy of Pete & his mum - awwwh) I could finally finish it off. Et voila:

finishished quilt
My finished quilt - using mostly discontinued designs unfortunately

finishished quilt
My finished quilt - zoomy shot

And then I tried to take some pretty, stylised shots of the quilt and realised taking photos of quilts is hard. But I persisted.

finishished quilt
With Jhoanna's Peg Bear again - properly this time

finishished quilt
On the couch - there are grids everywhere in this photo!

finishished quilt
On the bed - hmmm not so sure about this one

So yeah, much fun to be had and now I'd like to make another.

But next up - cushions!

24 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Looks lovely - very nice colours. Sounds like you have caught the bug :-)

ren said...

Oh it's wonderful! I love the combinations you've chosen.

Georgia said...

It's really lovely - delicious colours. :-)

Mookah said...

That looks fantabulous! I love the fabric with the house and tree and bike in it.

Jesse said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes a while to finish quilts.... This one is lovely, and definitely inspiring!

Samgoose said...

What a beautiful quilt :) Your fabrics are so lovely.

LO said...

lovely quilt! very inspiring patterns

Little Mary Moo said...

The quilt is just beautiful. Congratulations on its completion. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years to come. Oh and Happy Birthday too.

Suzy said...

The quilt is gorgeous, and congratulations on the new sewing machine!
I have a soft spot for the Elna Lotus though, my mum has one so I sewed on it for years.

Catalina said...

These fabrics are the cutest! and the quilt looks amazing!

Shary Bobbins said...

I just wanted to say how much I love your quilt. The fabric is gorgeous- but that's no surprise!
I have some gorgeous hot pink Ink & Spindle fabric of birds in trees. I absolutely love it but the problem is that it's so nice I don't want to cut into it!
x Lauren

Christina Lowry said...

That is what quilting is all about, isn't it? Starting something and then letting it sit for awhile before coming back to it with gusto?

Your quilt looks gorgeous. Your fabrics are perfect and look fantastic together. What a great way to document your fabric that is no longer in print. :)

lindsey clare said...

it's lovely, Lara!

erica said...

This might be one of my most favorite quilts...ever! Simply gorgeous!

Nonna Illustration & Design said...

Sooooo cute!

missnymo said...

I just randomly came across your blog and I really love your patterns (and your blog!). Inspiring.

:)

Jo

Nat said...

I love this last image of the quilt on the bed.

jody mcdowell said...

i agree with everyone else who is swooning over this quilt! it definitely makes me want to sew!

Marina said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh i love the fabric!!! Please come soon back ;o)

Bed and Breakfast said...

I really want to learn making these kind of quilts! I am especially attracted to the color combination you have here...so simple yet elegant!~

Hunter Ceiling Fan said...

A wonderful project for sure!
Thanks for the ideas :)

ace front wigs said...

Lovely color picks.

cd duplication said...

I love the orange monkey!

cArLa said...

if i were to ever make a quilt, this would definitely be the look of it. i just absolutely adore the colors and the fabric choices. xoxo, carla www.carlasdeleon.blogspot.com