Saturday, September 24, 2011

Miss W's Quilt Finished!

I have finished sewing down the binding for Miss W's wedding quilt. I went for a white homespun, the same as I used for the kid's white squares. I figured black would have looked too heavy and didn't want to introduce another colour.

I am really pleased with it, except...... I don't like the way the kid's white squares "pop" out. I know its because the red area is quilted and the white squares aren't, so of course they aren't going to lie as flat as the red areas. And I know I can't quilt in the white squares as it that would just look odd. And maybe to a non quilter it isn't even noticeable.

Milly is all ready to give it to her on Tuesday! I just have the label to print and sew on the back and then we are ready for the grand presentation on Tuesday. Less than 2 weeks to the wedding!

11 comments:

Leah said...

Well done - it looks great, and what a lovely wedding surprise :)

handmade by Helena said...

Super pomysł :)) Panna młoda popłacze się ze wzruszania.Jestem tego pewna:)

carol said...

What a joy! You must have been smiling the whole time you were putting this together. I know I would have been! What a truly incredible gift! She will be thrilled!

becanne said...

Looks wonderful - I bet she cries!
- in a good way - I would if someone did something like that for me :)

And you are right about the white for the binding. It works really well to set the whole thing off.

Cindy said...

Brilliant!

Margaret said...

I have done 2 of these quilts in recent years and I did quilt the art squares. One time I outlined the heads (all kids did self portraits) and another time I chose a geometric element (say a square on point) to put in each square. In the white thread, it does not detract whatsoever from the art.

Cass said...

Helen it looks great and the teacher will love it and I bet she doesn't even notice the squares popping out, she'll be to busy crying!

Jennifer said...

Helen it is beautiful. If I was the recipient of this, I would be too busy crying to notice much. It will be a treasured gift.

Carol said...

What a fabulous gift that will be treasured for years to come. Personally, I like the way the artwork pops out.

Ruth's Place said...

It looks great, what a wonderful gift!

baukje said...

The quilt is stunning, you and your children can be VERY PROUD.