Saturday, November 07, 2015

Pink and Purple Cathedral Windows from 2012 Finished!

Well, I have finished this quilt and it has arrived in it's new home so I can blog it. I forgot to take the measurements before mailing it off but one of my helpers behind is about 150cms tall and you can't see her so it must be a bit bigger than that! As mentioned earlier in this blog, the blocks were received as part of a block swap back in 2012, the Bee FF 2012. I have kept all the cards and notes that I received with each block, thank you to Anita, Sarah, Karen, Saudi-Laura, Tia, Lynn, Laura and Louise. Its an amazing quilt and I can't believe I waited so long to sew it together.

The photo shoot didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. What do they say? Never work with small children or animals? What about a 11 and 12.5 year old??! The girls are starting to giggle here and get tired of holding it up...

Grace asking can she go inside now. "My arms hurt Mum!"

And she is off! Leaving poor Milly wrapped up and me yelling "Don't let the quilt fall on the grass!!"

A close up of the middle of the spiral, with those famous combi vans! Once again I made the mistake of quilting in an anti clockwise direction. It got a bit bulking in the neck of the machine there for awhile.
Here are my quilting specs for next time:
Pressure dial on the back of the machine - 2.
Upper thread tension - 4.8.
Stitch width - 3.
Stitch length - 3.
Top thread - Aurifil 50.
Bottom thread - Aurifil 50.
Direction of quilting - Anti clockwise spiral.


bidtl said...

Nicely done. The photo progression was fun to watch too.

Dollandesign said...

Oh, what a wonderful quilt you have made.
I really liked the way you mixed the colors.


Linda said...

Great quilt. So pleased you finished it and that it was a success. Well done!

Tiffany said...

This is fabulous! Love your pictures too. ;)

AJ said...

Looks great Helen. Check your specs...thought you said you didn't want an anti-clock wise spiral....or I could just to reading that wrong.
Either way I do love the spiral and I'm yet to try it!

ruthsplace said...

It's turned out beautifully!

Monika Karwowska said...

Piękna narzuta :) pozdrawiam Monika

Tine said...

I am reading your blog with my daugther. She instantly fell in love with this quilt :-) And who can blame her? So now I need to go in search of a how-to!