Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Grandma's Flowers


I can't believe I actually finished it. I have to admit when I first started I thought I may just be doing one flower just to frame. I finished it though. An entire hand appliqued quilt (machine pieced and quilted, of course). Here is the finished quilt. Sorry about the shadows. It's 6:15 right now and I couldn't find an unshaded place to take a picture and I was anxious! This quilt is now being washed, which I have to admit I was a bit nervous about. I hope I tucked in those points well. I tried to pay special attention to them as I was both appliqueing and as I was quilting it. I have this horrible fear it's going to fall apart, but I love the washed, wrinkled look. Keep your fingers crossed.
I really like the appliqued part. The scallops and the quilting..... not so much. I found myself making quite a few mistakes with the quilting and hope it's not as noticeable when it's washed. I haven't quilted a hand appliqued quilt before and I kept bumping up on the edges. I obviously need more practice with the scalloped border too. I do like the purple borders as well as the sashing. Thanks for the help Nanette! Also, the purple in the pictures looks a little on the gray side. It's not as grey as it looks.

6 comments:

GARI said...

Please post an after washed picture of your great quilt. I have never tried a scalloped border, was it hard to bind?

Nedra said...

clap, clap, clap, clap. You should be so proud! It's beautiful!

erica e said...

what a great finish! i'm so impressed and inspried by your scalloped border. i really want to do some. any pointers?

Sherri said...

I love it! Especially the scalloped border...it just sets everything off perfectly. I haven't done a scalloped border yet, so I'll be asking you and Nanette for advice!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It really is beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself. The border turned out lovely. I like how the sashing just melts into the scalloped border. Really! You did a fabulous job. Applause.

SewDivaDiane said...

What a pretty quilt!