Monday, September 15, 2008

A finished quilt

Maybe some readers do remember this post. Finally I can tell you that I completed this quilt!

I quilted the borders with a feather. (When you enlarge the picture you can see the feathers on the border) I used the method from this book: 'Quilting with Style' by Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham. I LOVE this book. It has a lot of good information for hand quilters.



Pim is very happy that he finally has a quilt of his own. Even though it has pink fabrics and flowers :-) I'm happy that he is so happy.

Lucy


-Machine pieced
-Hand quilted
-Batting: 100% organic Hobbs. (I will never use this again. It is terrible for hand quilting. The needle won't slide nicely through the batting.)

55 comments:

Annemiek said...

Fijn gevoel he, dat ie af is!! Nu kun je je even weer koesteren in het 'ik ben een prima moeder" gevoel. Hij is erg mooi geworden, mooie kleuren ook.

Libby said...

Lucky Pim! A beautiful quilt that is stitched with nothing but love *s*

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Beautiful, great design for a scrap quilt.

vivi said...

lucy! what a nice job, the colours combine so pretty :)
kisses, vivi

ineke said...

Gefeliciteerd Lucy met behalen van het eindresultaat. Bloed, zweet en tranen, maar het eindresultaat mag er zijn.
groetjes,
Ineke

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Je quilt is prachtig geworden, de kleuren spreken mij ook erg aan. Ik vraag mij af wat voor batting ik heb. Er staat niet veel informatie op het papierwikkel dat de quiltwinkel hier in Taiwan om de batting heen doet. Ik ben pas begonnen met een van mijn lapquilts te handquilten en af en toe gaat de naald er heel stroef doorheen. Ik heb nog niet veel ervaring met quilten dus ik dacht dat het misschien mijn onervarenheid was maar het zou dus de batting kunnen zijn.

Leena said...

Wow! Nice! I admire the quilting. I only seem to be able to use quilting patterns that follow the sewing lines. Somehow all nice feathers etc don´t seem to be happy on my quilts. Your feather border looks very good! I wonder if you used any lines or tapes when you quilted the center of the quilt. I always have to draw lines or use masking tape to be able to make the lines straight.

quiltcabine said...

Wonderful quilt and wonderful handquilting ! I have Gwen Marston's book too and yes, it is full of inspiration for improving the art of hand quilting ! pamina

Jeanne said...

I love it! Congrats on your great finish. Love the quilting.

tracey said...

YAH, you FINISHED IT!! I'm so proud of you! I bet Pim treasures it!
Good job, Lucy!

Connie W said...

It is beautiful!

Heidi said...

Just beautiful Lucy! I love it and isn't this the quilt you started back in 2005 which I started commenting to you then as I used the same pattern for a nice repro series of fabric I bought and was looking for something to do with. You had inspired me to do this pattern for it. I still have to quilt mine. I have so many UFOs that I cannot figure out where to start at times. I am using all of this year to work on them. I am not allowed to buy any new stash until I get a major part of them completed. :)

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Its beautiful! Not girly at all, so no worries about the pink. Love the richness of the fabrics - great combinations. Hurrah!

nicolette said...

Fantabulous quilt Lucy!!

Thanks for the warning about the organic Hobbs... I tried some handquilting and I thought it was me being unexperienced...!

Patti said...

Of course Pim would love it - it's beatiful! You did a great job on the hand quilting too. I love that book by Gwen and Joe - every hand quilter should have a copy. As far as the batting goes - I've never used that. I did get a roll of Hobbs 100% cotton once, and I didn't like it nearly as well as the 80% cotton 20% poly blend. That's what I usually always use - it quilts just fine. The best for hand quilting - however - is wool. It's like sewing through butter.

~Joan said...

Lucy,

This was worth the wait! I love your hand-quilted projects. Pim will be one happy fellow to have this from you.

~Joan

Susan Lewis said...

I just love this quilt. You have taken a traditional design, with simple shapes, and made it amazing! I am in awe!

Ethne said...

Lucy - what a beautiful quilt - I'm sure your son will treasure this for years to come as you made it for him. I'm struggling with a top at present do I machine or hand quilt - still can't make up my mind though.
Again - well done

hortenzita said...

Beautiful quilt, congrats!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Lucy, this is just wonderful. I bet Pim is very delighted with it, masculine enough, but full of liveliness and charm. I bet you are also thrilled to have completed this! Did you work on it during the trip at all? How long did it take you to quilt it?

Janet said...

Hi Lucy,
Pim's quilt looks great! I love the feathers. What kind of batting do you usually use? Is there a brand of 100% cotton that is good for handquilting?

Judy said...

Hooray!! Pim finally has his quilt all stitched by Mom! Pink fabrics and all *g*!

Fiber Happy said...

I love the quilting. I've added that book to my wish list on Amazon as I'm interested to see what method she recommends. I would love to hand quilt my borders better since so far, they seem to be my biggest challenge. Congratulations and I love your blog.
Cheers, Ellena

Leila said...

This quilt is just stunning! You did a wonderful job! I could look at it forever, the colors are so beautiful and the whole thing has a timeless quality that is so hard to achieve these days.
Lucky guy!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your quilt is so simple yet so stunning! I love your quilting!

Marilyn R said...

What a fantastic quilt! Beautiful! Thanks for the tip on the batting.

Karen said...

It looks so nice and cozy. Love the feather border.

La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful quilt, Lucy! I love it --- stunning, terrific, beautiful to look at. There's enough brown in it; it's perfect for a guy! I'm glad Pim has his quilt from mom now!

You always inspire me!

LaTeaDah

Anja.M said...

Een prachtige quilt is het geworden, en ik ben helemaal weg van de kleuren.

rachel griffith said...

it's perfect.
:D

maggiegracecreates said...

This is beautiful - love the pieced border.

Maritza said...

Beautiful. I also love your setting.

Jennifer said...

I love the overall warmth of the colors, with those light sparkles. What a pretty glow. Thanks for the book recommendation, too.

Christine said...

Stunning a wonderful quilt and yes the hobbs organic cotton would have been diffucult to quilt. Try using the Hobbs Heirloom Cotton 80/20 much easier.

cheers
Christine

Lea said...

Congrats for your finished quilt! oh, Pim is so lucky to have mom like you. This quilt is so gorgeous, as all your other quilts. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Carolien said...

Jee, die Pim heeft een prachtige quilt zeg! Hij ziet er echt 'cosy' uit. Mijn complimenten!!!

Groetjes, Carolien

Holly said...

What a beautiful finish. I love the border.

Victoria said...

WOW. what a beauty. nice job!!!

Laura said...

It is a beautiful Lucy! The border is the perfect finish.

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt Lucy. Congratulations on a great finish.

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Lucy, would love to see a picture of the quilt on Pim's bed. Oh, your feather quilting, so so pretty and so are the rich colors. Goodness you still have flowers in your garden? Would have thought it would be cold there by now.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Woah! That's an amazing quilt. I love how the blocks work with the sashing.

Superb!

*karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Wendy said...

That's one terrific quilt, I love the simple pattern and how scrappy you made it. It's extra special with all the hand quilting.

Marit said...

This quilt is beautiful in a masquline way - just love it. I am impressed with the handquilting of such a big quilt. Thank you for sharing your advise and experiense about technics and choice of batting.

Elaine Adair said...

Just lovely uhh, better make is masculine ... just cool!

I LOVE how a 'simple' pattern turns out gorgous! when it's done. We seem to be overwhelmed with mre complicated quilts and often the less fussy ones are THE BEST! Good job!

julieQ said...

Just beautiful, Lucy, and your son will treasure it always!

sarahmurray said...

Dear Lucy, your blog is so beautiful and I am in love with all of your quilts! I think I need to make a big log cabin block quilt of my own. As I scrolled down I saw that you went on a vacation to the Oregon Coast, that is where I live and it's fun to see that you drove down some of the same roads I travel so often. x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh what a Beauty! I love the brown sashing and the border and the red cornerstones, especially. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment!

everythingquilts said...

Beautiful quilt. My kind of colors. The quilting looks great as well.

Anonymous said...

Lucy, what a wonderful quilt! Your information about the organic Hobbs batting is very helpfull, but I am wondering, what kind of batting would be the best choice, if I love that antique look? Anyway, great job, cozy quilt.
Jana from Helsinki, Finland

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy! I"m so glad it is finished! And I LOVE it!

siteseer said...

Beautiful. I finished a quilt this spring and did the quilting by machine...I'm going to undo it and do some hand quilting. I think I'll be much happier. It is so pretty, but I got lazy and now it's time to do the right thing.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Lucy, I hope you and all your family are ok. I hope it is just that you are tired of your blog that is making you post so little anymore...........I mean this sincerely. I hope you are all in good health and good spirits.

Heleen said...

What a beautifull quilt! a life long treasure.

Patty said...

beautiful work Lucy. Pim must be so happy with it