Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A Finish At Last

Here we are already into the last week of April and this is my first (big) finish for 2012 !  No reason for dragging my feet other than loosing the urge to sew for some weeks, and not really knowing why but hoping it was just the  'Winter Blues'. 

After giving myself a good talking to, I decided to tackle quilting my Carpenter's Star top made from a pattern by Mary Johnson, and finally it is finished !

Feeling that the quilt deserved more than stippling, I thought to try my hand at free form feathers a la Patsy Thompson as well as some feathered wreaths with the help of a stencil.

Hard work it was and long with it - I reckon I spent more hours quilting this than any other quilt ever!  Was it worth the effort - well I think so and I am absolutely delighted with the results given this is the first time I have tackled something other than stippling on a quilt this size.

Now to catch up with all the things that didn't get done :-)


Sew Create It - Jane said...

You've done a wonderful job! The quilting is fantastic!

Mary said...

It looks lovely! I love the combination of the feathers and the straight line quilting. Mine is still waiting for quilting.

QuiltSue said...

Ann that is stunning. I love the colours you used, and your quilting is brilliant.