Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The last one on the line........

It's been a bit frantic at Charlotte's Cottage the last few weeks  months as I've been finishing off quilts for the big show in town on Sunday. This morning I was up at 5.30 washing the last quilt to be completed. The binding was finished late last night and I still need  to attach the temporary hanging sleeve with a quick running stitch.
It took  3 years to do it.
 I had so much trouble with this.
It's been quilted three times!
I just couldn't get it flat on my quilting frame.

My gorgeous daughter in law Mish, saved my sanity by carting it home to unpick the second attempt at quilting, all 4.8 square metres of it!
After unpicking it once I was ready to give up when the second lot of quilting was just as bad as the first.

 Eventually the problem was solved by using triple the quantity of pins and lots of straight stitching with the walking foot first. Once it was tamed into managable sections and I had a re-think on how it was to be quilted, progress was made.

I hope Corey appreciates it, he asked for a "brown" quilt but that was a long time ago. He's probably forgotten by now.


A few weeks ago I posted about the first flower on this tree. Well look at it now..............and more buds are opening everyday.

11 comments:

Allie said...

Dang - well worth the effort Sue, it's glorious! If there are going to be prizes, I'd be willing to bet this wins one!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sue..well done the quilt is stunning...all that hard work and look what you have produced...a masterpiece....

Lizzie said...

I like that Sue, well done for perservering with it, I'm sure I would have thrown it in a corner..! I wish I was there to see the quilts at the Priory but I'm planning for 2013, I'm coming then for sure..
Lizzie
xxx

Julia said...

well done Sue, it looks stunning, well worth redoing.
Julia ♥

BubzRugz said...

It's worth it in the end - I greatly admire your perseverance.... lovely finished item....
Hugz

Joanne Lendaro said...

fabulous quilt!!

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

Congratulations on persavering with the quilt. A stunning use of colours.
Enjoy Sunday.
Bev.xoxo

Maria said...

Cory's Quilt does look fabulous hanging on the line. Worth the hard work you put into and Mish!

Joy said...

Sue it looks fantastic, all your hard work has paid off - it's great :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Micki said...

It was well worth the trouble, because it turned out beautifully!
Micki

Mary said...

It turned out so beautiful after all of the effort. There are some projects that one never wants to see again after so much trouble. I know it will be well loved.