Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blue Liberty Quilt = complete!

A marathon 5 hours of sewing and hand sewing saw the completion of my first "proper" quilt yesterday afternoon. I'm really happy with the result ...


I even managed to not muck up the binding, by learning how to do mitred corners properly via this tutorial, and then hand sewing the binding on the back.


The quilt top is made from a range of Liberty prints in blue and violet, the back is navy circa on natural linen/cotton by me (I love the combo), and the binding is Liberty. The batting is natural cotton. The finished size is 135cm x 135cm.

I really enjoyed making this quilt. It is something I will keep and enjoy for many years to come. I think I'm a little bit addicted to quilting now, but what a lovely way to spend time. I can thoroughly recommend it!


Incase you need a laugh ... this is me ... trying to be as tricky as Kirsty and Kate, but failing miserably with my point and shoot camera, self timer and dodgy tripod! This is how it's really done.


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36 comments:

Sarah said...

It's gorgeous and beautiful. Well done. Lovely fabric choices. x

Catherine said...

it is so lovely! I love the combination of Liberty and your very own fabric!

plushka said...

Love your quilt! The colours are gorgeous and your fabric at the back matches perfectly:) Well done!

Kt said...

Good attempt at the photo. Love the colours. I have libertys on my doorstep and still havnt taken the libertys plunge. Am waiting for that 'special' project.

Ady said...

Oh my word - that's incredibly gorgeous!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Wow - gorgeous! Such lovely fabric combination!

Jo Simmons: Creative: London said...

That's just lovely, dead impressed with the 5 hours :-)

Jackie @ craftonmymind said...

Looks fantastic! And so quick. Makes me think I should just hold my breath and cut into some of the fabric I have sitting waiting for a 'suitable' project!

Rosalind said...

ha ha - re: last photo, one can only try - it isn't that bad though :-) Great job, very therapeutic sewing for oneself.

that ninch said...

Beautiful! : - )

It was a quilt made of Liberty tana lawns that first inspired me to want to make a quilt. Looking at yours reminds me of the day I first saw it. (here by way of Kootoyou, BTW)

Hazle

Kate said...

Its gorgeous!!
I love that you've backed it with your print too.
And that last photo is wonderful.
I think you may have just pushed me over the edge...I need to make a quilt now.

Amanda said...

Lovely. Simple is often the best for great fabric.

Shannon said...

nice one, quilt looks ace. i hear you on photographing the buggers, its so hard and kate & kirst make it look easy.

i am also addicted. its quite sad, and time consuming...

gret said...

Lovely Nic! I can't think of a better way to use some liberty. And your photo is just fine if you ask me! Congrats on finishing yours. I am only just starting...

teddybearswednesday said...

It's beautiful Nic and I'm soo impressed. My favourite fabric is the backing fabric. And you know what i'd love to see? A quilt made of entirely yardage design prints. xo

Tracey said...

I love it! The blue liberty prints all together like that work so amazingly well

june at noon said...

Good for you! That's really something to be proud of.

flowerpress said...

How satisfying to back it with your own fabric! Looks wonderful. I'm sure you'll be making another :-)

Suz said...

Thanks for your nice comment - my blog is still new but i'm having lots of fun with it. I am looking forward to having a better look at yours and am always that little bit extra interested in fellow melbournites :)

Jill said...

Beautiful quilt! and a love the action shot too! :)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

by marie-nicole said...

It's gorgeous!!!

That action shot is just too funny... your clothesline shot works a treat.

Beky said...

Gee I wish I could buy that for my mum.

Caroline said...

Beautiful result Nic. I love those cool blue colous. You must have been totally in the zone to pull off a 5 hour sewing marathon!

One Flew Over said...

Well done! Fantastic quilt Nic and for the record...my photos are all Kirst!

Kirsty said...

The quilt looks terrific Nic. Great effort.

Miss Milla's said...

Gorgeous. That's all I can say!!!

Flo and Olive Vintage said...

Oh! Your first (beautiful) quilt in 5 hours and backed with your own fabric too... not to mention the lovely blog... TUT to talented people for making the rest of us feel inadequete... ;)

spectacularfairywren said...

lovely work - you have me completely inspired - how much did your supplies cost you?

Tania said...

I reckon you've NAILED that quilty business.

m.e (Cathie) said...

well done Nic! it looks beautiful.
loving the last shot. I have many of those moments aswell.
a quilt does look like a difficult one to photograph. did you decide on a camera yet?

Mel said...

G'day stranger! Long time no ... comment! Very VERY excellent to see you've come over to the quilting "dark side". And haven't you done it in truly spectacular style! It's gorgeous.

Now you know, one quilt really is never enough ... ;)

74 Lime Lane said...

fabulous work Nic, love the colours and your backing, a now and future heirloom

Naturally Carol said...

Georgeous..so glad you've finished it and it looks so beautiful!

Brenda said...

I'd be chuffed too Nic, it's so beautiful! Ahhh Liberty!

Nunurina said...

lovely!!! thanks four your visit!!
tus trabajos son preciosos.
Besos.
Núria

Fiona said...

It's beautiful!