Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A grin and a sigh of relief

"Heather Ross" "far far away two" quilting,quilt,sewing,purple,pink "plum colorway"

my completed Heather Ross quilt top!

I think it was about 11:30pm last night when my sewing machine finally stopped whirring. I honestly could not stop grinning for a little while as I love love love how this came out and it feels better than I could have imagined to make something this large with my own two hands! I'm just completely floored to see my original design come to life!

I'm also particularly pleased with the way the purple cotton sateen looks to be slightly contrasting but it was only a matter of changing the direction of the weave when I cut the pieces. I was worried about having to use so much sashing but I think that will be a nice effect when it drapes over the side of the bed.

I'm going to start quilting it today if time allows. I've got to start packing and i'm doubtful that one day is enough time to quilt and bind this whole thing. I feel good knowing that I'll have something substantial to show and i can always take it back home and finish it up. I'll get to enjoy it a little longer that way plus I decided it's going to have to count as her christmas present too since I am not a rich aunt by any means!

8 comments:

M.M.E. said...

This turned out amazing!! Congratulations. You deserve that grin. I can't wait to see it when you've finished the quilting.

cabin + cub said...

Oh ti's so pretty! Love the colours! ;)

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Wow! That's so beautiful! I'm so impressed.

I once made a quilt out of old tshirts for my now exboyfriend. It wasn't nearly as beautiful as yours and I felt so accomplished when I finished. I can imagine how you must feel after finishing that beautiful quilt!

Stopping over from etsy forums. :)

considerthelillies said...

so gorgeous!!

Angela said...

You did it!!! (and it looks great!)

Bethany Dirksen said...

Wow, it's huge! I can't imagine how much work quilting is....I think I will leave that genius up to you. Glad you were able to accomplish something that makes you feel great :)

maureencracknell said...

It turned out great! Still haven't made it back to work on mine...once the snow falls maybe. ;)

geschichtenvonkat said...

thanks so much everyone!