Thursday, February 03, 2011

Another Day, Another Quilt


I finished the quilt I was making for a community fundraiser. I'm quite happy with it, even if it is a little too dainty for my taste. The scalloped border took a good seven hours of work! Fiddly, but worth it, I think.

The embroidered linen squares were made at least thirty years ago by a friend of Sue's grandmother. She was glad to donate them so they would no longer be lurking accusingly in her workbasket. The squares were pre-stamped with the patterns, and quite nicely embroidered.

The border is of linen from a beautiful but stained sheet. It feels so lovely and smooth. The sashing came from Charlotte's stash, and contains a percentage of polyester, as I ruefully discovered a bit too late. It had an annoying tendency to slither around the table as I was piecing the top. The backing was a thrift store sheet that I had bought to use on my bed as I liked the colour. But I found the very high thread count made it too soft and clingy, so quilt backing it is!

Of course Angus had to get in on the action. He provided a useful weight to keep the fabric from slipping to the floor as I drew the scallops on the border. If you would like to know the fine details of scallop making, I found Linda Franz's tutorial a great help.

5 comments:

  1. The quilt looks lovely and how wonderful to use all those different materials and those blocks and to create something new and useful and beautiful from them.

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  2. That's a great quilt! And with the help of Angus it will be a great succes!!! :))
    What a lovely cat!
    Enjoy!

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  3. --what an amazing amount of work. Really like the dark border around the squares and border--gives it a bit more umph! The border itself is a masterpiece.

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  4. Such an elegant result, Heather! What a lucky person who wins this quilt.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I like the look on Angus furry face!

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