Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quilt #2 finished!! and a WIP...

Yes! The quilt is finished and I'm very happy with how it turned out. The Free Motion Quilting wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and it looks (as my husband put it so eloquently) like a "real" quilt!! I finished it off yesterday in the company of some very experienced quilters. It was a really lovely afternoon and a great way to finish it off.
I love the binding stripes - pink and green of course!

It is quite addictive once you start and whilst making this one I was dreaming up the next one......
This will be the next quilt I do. Just a little sneek peek for now to keep you interested!!! (And me motivated to finish it off!!)
It is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary today so we are making the trek to see them for the day. We are going out for lunch then having dessert back at their place. Mum makes the BEST lemon cheescake you can possibly imagine - light and fluffy and oh so lemony....I hope she has made this...fingers crossed!
Kathryn. XX

26 comments:

JEWEL said...

Beautiful - you are an inspiration. I would love to know how to do that.

Lady Hopwood said...

That has turned our beautifully, well done you!

i cant sew said...

wowzers that is great. love love love the wip as you can tell from my profile pic i have a soft spot for them. %*_*%

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh I can see the next qulit is going to look a ripper.
Andthe one you finished you seemed to do in a blink of an eye....That's inspiration girl!
Enjoy your day out and hope you get your cheesecake

Christine said...

Your quilt is lovely. You did well with the machine quilting. Look forward to seeing your next quilt.
Christine

Lucy Bloom said...

Your quilt is just stunning!

Linda said...

My sister and I took a free motion quilting class and that's as far as we've gone! I'm too scared that it will turn out bunchy. I love the next quilt - it's going to be a beauty. Best wishes.

Sonya said...

Well done Kathryn, great job. Beware though - quilting is an addiction that is hard to shake once you have the bug! A suggestion? Get into SCRAP quilting, so you can use up left-overs from your other non-quilty projects. That way, it won't cost so much, and you'll be guaranteed to have quilts that match your existing crafty objects. You can also use older blankets etc. for batting, or even edge and enlarge existing blankets - I have made a single bed quilt out of a much-loved woollen cot blanket by adding rounds of quilted borders until it reaches the right size. If you always use dedicated, new fabric and batting for your quilts, the cost can get out of hand very quickly.
Anyhow, well done, and welcome to quilting - one is a 'toe-in', two is a dabble, but three is addicted :o)
~Sonya
(sagoontuesdays)

Jan said...

You're on a roll, Kathryn! The quilt is gorgeous - see, I knew you could do it! - and the next one looks so pretty.

Holee said...

You did a grand job! The next one will surely be my favorite!

mandapanda said...

It's just beautiful!

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

Oh My! It's so adorable! I have a quilt which has been pinned for weeks waiting me for to have the courage to quilt it...maybe now I'll give it a go. The quilt in pregress looks like it'll be a winner too!
:) Jenelle

Holly said...

Hehe don't just love supportive men? :p

Your quilt looks absolutely gorgeous! And really just like a "real" quilt!

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Bernadette said...

It looks fabulous Kathryn, well done. There will be not stopping you now!! LOL word verification was perms...hardly what I need!!

PaisleyJade said...

What a lovely quilt! Can't wait to see what your next one will look like... I just love russian dolls! I would love to try doing a quilt oneday... how do you get the patterned machine print on at the end... is it all done by freehand or do you get it done professionally? (hope you know what I mean)

Kerryanne English said...

I knew it was going to be spectacular Kathryn. Simply beautiful!! Quilt #3 already has me intrigued.

Hope you had a great day with your parents.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

LoloDesigns said...

Wow, your quilt looks amazing, absolutely love it. well done xx

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Ok Kathryn so tell me something, when I bought my new you beaut sewing machine (which I just LOVE) it came with one of these quilting thingy's & after years & years of sewing do you think I can use the bloody thing, no way no how. Any suggestions???
Love your quilt, they really are fun to make huh


Lyn

TattingChic said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! What a great job you did! :)

The Vintage Rose said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! well done! It sure helps having a little support and encouragement, I'm glad you had the courage to give it a go - there's no stopping you now!

Julie said...

Well done, just lovely, it does look like a "real" quilt. Husbands are priceless aren't they?

Rebecca said...

Absolutely BEEEEEAUTIFUL! Such Grace! Such Talent! Wow!

Bring us MORE!

Annie said...

Kathryn, the quilt was just beautiful, and oh so shabby! It was great to have you at our little retreat on Saturday. Same dates booked for next year!!

SG said...

It's beautiful!
I'm curious about the next one...

Jessica said...

I just love your quilt! The machine quilting is so pretty. I've only hand quilted myself, but one day I'd like to try quilting on the machine.

marie said...

The quilt looks beautiful!! A piece of art!!