Sunday, 24 November 2013

Tah Dah - DWR quilt

So, here is my 'Tah Dah' post about my DWR quilt : which is finally finished:

The quilt has been made entirely from scraps and each little bit of each ring has been hand pieced by EPP.  I machine stitched the rings on to the quilt

My main memory of making this quilt was sitting on the train from the Lake District to Glasgow, which gave me about 2 and half hours sewing whilst watching the world go by


The scrappy border is courtesy of my friends from the Bee a Brit Stingy Bee.  I asked them to send me the orphan blocks from the pineapple blossom blocks that they made.  To have them involved in the quilt too is so great
In keeping with the scrap aspect, the back of the quilt is an old duvet cover

I had so many ideas of how I was going to quilt this - none of which transpired because a) I wasn't clever enough to do that kind of fmq and b) hand stitching what I wanted, which I did try, looked truly dreadful.  So I quilted around each ring
 and did a double cross inside each one, with a bit of hand quilting on the four blocks in the middle

This is a quilt that I am really proud of: I always love my quilts, but this one I am also really proud of making.  It feels like a real 'old time' quilt....how it was done in the pioneer days....
I am also entering the quilt in to this competition run by the NYC Metro Mod quilters.  I have no grand ideas of winning - there are some amazing quilts over there (go and have a look).  But hey, having taken two or so years to make the timing seems very serendipitous.  Thank you to Leanne for pointing it out to me.

The quilt measures 60" x 60" and is also another FAL finish

Now..... where can I put it............

24 comments:

  1. Woohoo, congrats! Absolutely love the scrappiness of it :o)

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  2. Your photos don't really show the scale of those DWR pieces as I know they are very tiny. You have made an heirloom. Don't forget to label it for prosperity. Di x

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  3. MRI think you combine the best of modern with the best of traditional in this quilt. It is beautiful and you should be justifiably proud.

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  4. Gorgeous! Well done! I began basting some DWR pieces today but I am aiming for the dizzy heights of a single ring for a cushion!

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  5. I love it! It looks so fantastic and the border is perfect. I am so glad you have it all finished, it is a wonderful quilt to have made. Good luck in the competiton but you have already won by having such a lovely quilt.

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  6. The colours are amazing C! Really beautiful quilt, with so much work and story in it! Well done, Jxo

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  7. this is beyond an incredible achievement...am mightily impressed! And rather touched that our orphan blocks are in there too!

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  8. This is gorgeous! A real heirloom quilt. Congrats on the finish :)

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  9. it's just fab - you should be proper chuffed with it. I love the backing fabric too. Brava!

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  10. It is wonderful. A really beautiful quilt.

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  11. It's amazing and such an achievement!

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  12. It's stunning Catherine - you must be so proud of it!

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  13. This is gorgeous. I remember when you started. And I wondered what you were going to do with those pineapple extras!

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  14. Such a fabulous quilt C. I am so pleased to see it in all its glory after watching you pull teeny pieces from a pouch the day we first met saying they would go together like this... and this.... Now look at it! Amazing job!
    (PS I am late commenting because for three days I've been trying to and the ipad keeps flaking out on the comments - sorry. Finally remembered while I'm on the macbook today!)

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  15. Wow, that is lovely - what an achievement!

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  16. Wow! This is beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

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