Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A very proud moment and happy dances all around!

I have finished my autumn throw for the conservatory settee. It was extremely difficult and I nearly gave up as each part of the leaves were different colours and there were triangles every where!! LOL It is only the second quilt I have made so not for new learning quilters. The border is sewn on but I still have to catch stitch the back. Although it is far from perfect I am extremely proud of it, and it looks lovely on the settee. I think it might have to be a Christmas one too, although by January I should have finished quite a few of my projects so I might make some thing in bluey colours.

I bought the fabric at the NEC quilting show in August, which was very reasonable, all  fat quarters. One thing is I have learnt a lot making this, and it's as I said before, you can read the books, watch videos, listen to other peoples experiences and advice on how to quilt, but you have to have a go yourself to really learn how to sew it!
I am now back to my cross stitching although having seen Hazel's stripy crochet blanket, I have ordered the yarn!!
So its your fault Hazel that even though I have loads of cross stitch on the go, I am now starting a crochet project!
Happy stitching or quilting or knitting or crocheting everyone!
(Just remembered that I have socks on the go too for Christmas pressies!)

17 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Beautiful colours! Well done ;-)

Hazel said...

Wow it is stunning Chris! I haven't the patience for it. All that cutting and getting edges straight! I am very impressed. Hope you like your yarn when it comes. xx

Cath said...

Beautiful quilt ,well done .

Gayle said...

The quilt turned out so nice. I can imagine what all the triangles would be like to sort and sew together. The pattern is perfect for this time of year.

amelia said...

The quilt is beautiful and sure you must be very proud of it!! I know I would be if I had done it!! Fat chance of that ever happening!!

Parsley said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the colors!

Lesleyanne said...

The quilt is gorgeous.

Lula said...

its lovely - you are right to be proud

Kathy A. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Chris. I love the pattern and the colors are just so warm and bright. What a lovely tribute to fall.

Elisa said...

Thats gorgeous...well done xx

Julie said...

WOW - its gorgeous Chris, patchwork has never appealed to me.

Enjoy your new blankey, lots of stitchers seem to have taken up crochet recently (says she who cant seem to put needle to fabric as she's got wool and hook in hand evedry night LOL)

See you soon x

Lynette said...

This is so beautiful Chris. I'm not a quilter and definitely don't think I'd have the patience to make this one.

Tina said...

Stunning Chris,love the Autumnal colours,would love to have a go one day
Tina x

Justflo said...

Beautiful colours on your quilt. :)

Janaina said...

"... but you have to have a go yourself to really learn how to sew it", and girl, you really learned it good! It is looking awesome! Well done! =)

Janaina said...

"... That photograph of the beach is so lovely I could just step into it. If you ever need a visitor you can ask me, it sounds idylic where you are..." LOL!You're welcome to come by anytime, dear! =)
The picture of the beach is not really close to where I'm right now. I'm at the south part of the country and the beach is at the state of Rio de Janeiro, a city named Cabo Frio, around 150km distant from the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Planning on vacations any time sooner?! =)

Karan said...

Oh this is fabulous! Well done for persevering -definitely worth the hard work. :0)