Saturday, 15 June 2013

WIP: Colour Adventure Finished

I am a bit busy at the moment with various things, home and workwise, hence have not posted that much lately. Planning for a trip away in July, so am making a concentrated effort to get some things done.

This quilt is finally finished, except for the binding which I am currently attaching. Also a bit of a saga as I tried to do the binding a little bit differently this time (trying to be super neat...well that backfired big time. Had to take the whole binding off and re-straighten my quilt. Lesson learnt: stick with what you know/let go of that damned perfectionism!)

Here are some close ups of the quilting

Use of taupe thread over several colours - worked brilliantly!

Centre design - a bit more loft would have been good

Surrounding swirl design

Border designs and In-lining of the second border

Corner Treatment

The back looks great
Well, this certainly has been an adventure and a half...I must say I have learned heaps from this, first and foremost...Patience! This was not a quick piece for me and I struggled at times with my own impatience to get it finished. I had a very definite view in my head about how I wanted this to look and struggled to let go of some ideas that just would not have worked.

Overall, I am really happy with this and proud of my little achievement here but also a bit disappointed...unfortunately, the batting (bamboo) I used created bearding like there was no tomorrow and this was a real distraction while quilting but also impacts on the overall quality of the quilt obviously. Definitely will not be using that batting again.

I think I might be doing a Whole Cloth quilt next....just feathers ...that would keep me happy.

Linking up to Leah Day's FMQ Friday.



  1. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the border details especially.
    For the bearding have you tried a clothes roller - the sticky sort you can get from Ikea, it might just pick up the other bits without pulling more out - I would test a small corner first to check.

  2. Great quilting! The border is beautiful. I haven't tried bamboo batting, so thanks for the heads-up.

  3. It turned out beautiful, and the feathers are so perfect!

  4. Karin,

    It's fabulous. Your quilting is so even and regular. You must be so pleased now it is finished!

    Love from England,

  5. Sorry to hear about the bamboo batting. I have not tried it yet, so maybe I will stay with what works best for me..Hobbs 80/20. Your quilting is wonderful.

  6. It's wonderful, Karin. I love the colors, the piecing and your quilting design. The two-color border feathers are stunning.

  7. A++++ Beautiful stitching! An inspiration!


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