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Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Elephant Quilt"

Hello,

Could someone please tell me that I am not the only one who leaves a finished quilt on the kitchen table for a week waiting for those damn threads to be trimmed off etc. I just spent nearly 3/4 of an hour doing that. Not one of the pleasant parts of quilting, give me a dozen bindings to be put on instead.



This will most probably be used as a tablecloth more than a quilt. Final measurement of this is 53 inches square. I ended up having to add some blue ric rac to two sides because when I was measuring the yellow ric rac silly me only measured the panels before the end squares were attached.





Every piece of this quilt came from my stash including the wadding. I used two different floral fabrics for the backing. The quilt police (whoever they are) would tut tut at some of the fabrics. You see some of the Christmas fabrics that are in the tumbler section are poly cotton. I don't care because they are now used up and there are so many fabric memories in this section it is all part of my fabric history.

Happy days.
Bev C

21 comments:

Christine M said...

Your quilt is lovely Bev. I always trim the threads before I stitch the binding down. That way once the binding is done, the quilt is done!

Karen said...

I think it is lovely. Those elephants are gorgeous.
Trimming those threads does take ages!!

Christine said...

I love the scrappy look of this quilt and think the two colours of ric rac give a wonderful finish. What a pleasure it will be sitting at a table covered by it.

Melody said...

A delightful quilt. I can't resist elephants

Fiona said...

I love the quilt... I love scrappy quilts and I don't mind if 'foreign' fabrics go in there either.... trimming threads is not much fun.. I managed to make a hole in my finger doing that today!
Hugz

marina said...

beautiful finish! love it.
I think the two colours of ric rac are a great touch and the elephants are fantastic

Maria said...

Nice finish.. I do TRY to cut threads as I go but I often miss some..

shez said...

Wow Bev this is gorgeous you are so clever,well done.xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Bravo Bev!
Another beautiful quilt. Scrappy quilts are my favorite kind of quilts For me, its the last details that I wish someone else would do. The one thing I do not like to do is sandwiching the quilt. I have to pep talk myself on that part.
I'm happy that you like the larkspurs on my posting. and yes, it is amazing what nature brings in our garden. I just love looking at all the colors in my garden right now.
Have a beautiful day Bev.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Maria said...

It looks absolutely wonderful, Bev! Hmmm....those quilt police can be a problem sometimes can't they! Lol

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is beautiful Bev, it has a lovely soft vintage look about it that I love. So nice to have all the memories with the fabrics.

Terri said...

Fun finish! I used to trim the threads as I go so they wouldn't overwhelm me in the end.

Julie said...

I love the finished quilt Bev & I personally love quilts as tablecovers. I think it will look gorgeous on your table - especially love the elephant border. Its great to use up some of your stash of scraps & makes you feel so good.

Anthea said...

Oh no Bev, I don't leave mine on the kitchen table for a week... I leave it on the sewing table instead, ha ha !
It's a gorgeous quilt, and don't you worry about the Quilt Police, they were not always as perfect as they are now... Love thoe little ele's too, so cute, well done x

Lin said...

I . think the quilt is lovely and well done you for making it all from your stash. xx

Deb said...

Well, I love your quilt, and I love how your photographed it! Love the elephants!

Nicky said...

Fantastic quilt Bev! I love the scrappy look, and who cares if there's some polycotton there...it's so great to be sewing just from your stash.

Linda said...

How lovely!

Mrs Knitaddict said...

Love your Elephant Quilt Bev!
Those cute elephants walking around are the perfect border.
Quickly came to me the tune of "Baby Elephant Walk" he
All your blog is full of fun.
Have a great weekend,
Dolly

Helen said...

How lovely to make a quilt all from your stash it's beautiful and the quilting police would only envy your quilt :-)

debbie said...

I think you should make your quilt however it will make you happy. The best ones have fabrics in them that remind us of a happy memory. The elephants are super cute too! xx debbie