Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quilted!



Well, lookie what I did today - yep, finished quilting Ursula's quilt. I decided to make the border a little funky and trimmed it with a wave, which I'm really pleased with (except one bit on the right, which needs some minor adjustments). Now I just have to make loads of bias binding to bind it. But it's nearly done. In the end, I decided to quilt it with a variety of variegated threads, wherever possible working with the block colours. I think I used about 6 or 7 different ones in the end. I think it's come out really well - from a distance, you only see the fabrics, but up close you see the texture and the fabrics, which is just what I wanted. Not sure what colour I will do the binding - kind of depends on what I have in my stash. Or perhaps I will piece it out of many different ones - it would suit the quilt, I think.

18 comments:

Vicki W said...

It looks great! I really like the wavy edge. I think the pieced multi color would look great for binding but I wonder if all of the seams would be hard to deal with.

Julie Bagamary said...

Nice quilting design.

Judi said...

Kate you did wonderful job on Ursula's quilt. I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for putting it together and quilting it for us.

blackbearcabin said...

This quilt turned out really beautiful, and i love that you put a scalloped border around the squares, very creative! This may be one of my new favorites :)

Wil Opio Oguta said...

It is gorgeous Kate! Well done! Ursula will love it. The border is also fitting with the island she lives on.

Celia said...

Beautiful work, Kate - and like everyone else I love the border.

Angelcat said...

It looks great Kate, I love the wavy border!

anne bebbington said...

Fabulous! a real showpiece for those fabrics!

Michelle said...

It's fantastic Kate - thank you for doing this!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful Kate! Simple design...fab quilting and the scalloped edge makes it extra special!

Shasta said...

It's beautiful. I love all the colors, and the wavy border is awesome!

Thelma said...

Awesome Kate!! The wavy border sets it off,,you done a fantastic job on putting the quilt together and quilting it. Ursula is going to love it. Thanks!

sophie said...

The scalloped border is perfect on this quilt. Ursula will surely love it.

artisbliss said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous Kate. Very nice work.

Ruth's Place said...

It's breath-taking!

Kelly said...

Kate!! That is wonderful! I LOVE the wave! I know Ursula will treasure it always. I'm always amazed how so many different colors/styles/techniques/etc can work together so beautifully. You did an amazing job, girl!! YOU ROCK!!!

Dot said...

Kate - this is beautiful! I love all the different colors and textures. And that wavy border looks very effective.

Mary said...

Beautiful - I love the wave border and the quilting.