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Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Row of the Month Quilt is now completed!!!!

Hello,

Today I wish to share with you the Row Block of the Month I worked on last year. It only took three weeks to do the hand quilting. I hand quilted around the inner border of each block and the shapes. I did a bit during the day and most of it was done at night time while watching television. Now I don't hand quilt like everyone else. I take one stitch at a time. I used to be able to do the quilting a few stitches at once. Unfortunately I don't like using a thimble so I find it better to just do what I feel comfortable with. It may take my longer but I do get there in the end.


It turned out quite big. The final measurements being 80 inches long and 53 inches wide. There was a different theme for each set of blocks. Chickens, hearts, trees, flowers,angels,baskets and  scraps. The blocks I made that were scrappy I cut up and used across the quilt for sashing. I took two of the blocks of from the chicken and heart row. The chicken one that had the machine embroidery of our favourite chicken recipes will be put on the back. The heart stitchery will be used in something else.



I used a cotton wadding and this caused a few problems with the fluff going everywhere whilst I was quilting. Lots and lots of scraps were used in this quilt. I raided my button jar to sew some buttons onto the suffolk puffs on the baskets.



I used Gutermann quilting cotton  that was a cream colour for the quilting. I used a red shade for the red square.Calico was the only material that I purchased for the backing. I bought a little less than what I needed because I wanted to add some strips of scraps. I had a bag of these that I had sewn up at sewing last year on the final day and just needed to add some more. I also used the strips of scraps for the borders.



For the binding I also used the strips. The strips were 3 inches wide so I just cut the backing and wadding a little wider to allow the strips to fit nicely on the border.

It turned into a lovely bright quilt which I know will keep someone very warm. Quilting on days with temperatures at 35 degrees I can tell you it is very warm under there. It is much brighter than what shows up in the photo's but I didn't want to get it dirty outside on the paving so dull inside photo's will have to do.

Thanks for visiting "Kainga" today, I hope you have a happy day.

Happy stitching.
Bev C

23 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Bev what a georgeous quilt.... I love both the front and the back!! WEll done with the quilting... I have never hand quilted...
Hugz

Melody said...

What a lovely quilt. I particularly love the little baskets.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful quilt. Well done! I do a lot of hand quilting and I can't use a thimble underneath so I end up with sore fingers.

Tarnyia said...

Oh Bev it is just gorgeous and such a great idea to so... great work on the hand quilting as well especially in our weather xxx

Vickie said...

congrats on finishing the quilt Bev, it truly looks awesome-well odne,cheers Vickie

Michelle said...

It looks beautiful Bev!

Maree: said...

Beautiful Job Bev...

rosie said...

There is a lot of work in that beautiful quilt Bev..
Do you get Prime 2 in WA? The Bill is coming in May!!

Karen said...

Hi Bev.
Your quilt is lovely. There is so much wonderful work in piecing the blocks and then you do all the work with the hand quilting, too. Love the colours and the design!!! Great work!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Looks great Bev. All the different coloured fabrics work together really nicely. Won't be long and the cooler weather will hit and you will be able to use it!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Mmmmmmm love it! How wonderful it must feel to have used so many scraps!

Roseanne said...

Beautiful quilt love the baskets

Terriaw said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt! I bet it feels great to have this project done and ready to snuggle under. Well done finishing this one!

Sue said...

That is really a very lovely, and sweet quilt! So happy for you that you have it finished. I am a big fan of the baskets in the quilt. Love baskets!!

Cottage Tails said...

Now that is beautiful

Lynda said...

Lovely Bev.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Well done Bev...what a beautiful quilt you've created!
Cheers....Jane.

Val said...

The quilt is lovely. Quite a lot of work involved. I love the patchy border.

Notjustnat said...

Congratulations on finishing another gorgeous quilt. Have a lovely weekend - hugs Nat

Cheryll said...

Another wonderful quilt Bev.I can truly appreciate your effort as I don't hand quilt.. too slow for me.. so Well DoNe! :)

Maria said...

WOW Bev your quilt is just gorgeous. I would love to hand quilt one day. Looks great.

Bobbie Lynn said...

I love your quilts they put a smile on my face when you post them.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

This is just beautiful! A wonderful piece of work! blessings,Kathleen