Saturday, 16 February 2013

Well Love It or Hate It..

...it's finished.


So I left you a couple of days ago with the completed quilt top. On Thursday, I knocked up a pieced back using bright and colourful pieces of fabric which continued the nature theme.  Cabbages and roses on the front and  flowers, squirrels, bees, swallows and butterflies on the back.


This quilt definitely has a split personality. Looks like this baby will be getting a little bit of her mad English aunt (the one with threads permanently hanging off her clothes) in the quilt after all.


After Frankenstitching some Quilters Dream cotton batting (thanks Hadley and Trudi for introducing me to this concept of joining leftover batting together with a wide zigzag stitch), I started quilting. I followed the diagonal lines first, crisscrossing the quilt an inch either side of the seams.  Then I did the same thing either side of the horizontal and vertical seams.


I love the pattern it creates when the lines meet.


When it came to the binding, I encountered a few problems finding a fabric that worked on the front and the back and that I had enough of.  In the end I went with this Riley Blake fabric and I'm super pleased with it.


So it all turned out fine in the end. This quilt was made without buying anything new for it.  It measures 40" x 44". Perfect for some kicking...


So that's it.  All we need now is a baby to lie in the centre and look cute. For now, you'll just have to make do with this oversized cutie who is still thankfully a baby at heart.


46 comments:

E Wix said...

Both quilt and child are rather lovely!

Judith, Belfast said...

Turned out brilliantly A! I'd say it will be greatly loved! Jxo

Sarah said...

I think it's lovely - both sides. The softer Cabbages and Roses colours are more "baby" tones and the vibrant back will suit an older girl, even teenager. My 4yo is still my baby too!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving the back of this!

Sarah said...

Looks really lovely, especially with the cutie on it :-)

Carla said...

It's lovely! Nothing wrong with it at all : )

Cindy Sharp said...

Zakki is getting so big!

Your quilt is beautiful...on both sides.

heart of charnwood said...

Well I love it, another gorgeous finish, is this about your 5th quilt finish of the year, i haven't even managed one yet!!! : )

heart of charnwood said...

Well I love it, another gorgeous finish, is this about your 5th quilt finish of the year, i haven't even managed one yet!!! : )

Archie the wonder dog said...

I think it's turned out wonderfully well!

diane said...

it turned out perfect and Z will always be your baby!Little boys are like that with their mamas

Janine said...

The front is looking great now and I LOVE the back. Such a lucky baby!

Heather D. said...

The over-sized babies are still cute, no? I have a couple of those myself....

The quilt turned out very cute.

Judith said...

What a sweet quilt, love how you quilted it. Quilt and child just beautiful x

Pomona said...

It's a lovely quilt - I have just made one with Cabbages and Roses fabric. And I do relate to the threads hanging off your clothes bit - as I sit here picking the bits off myself!

Pomona x

Toni said...

I love the very different sides, much like babies, eh? One minute happy and cooing, the next screaming till they're red in the face. And Zaki still makes an excellent baby!

Anna said...

It is gorgeous! I love the backing - so many wonderful fabrics!

Charlotte said...

it's really lovely! I'm sure it will be well received

ScissorsandThread said...

It turned out lovely - great backing too.

Canadian Abroad said...

I am in the totally love it camp!

Kelly said...

I love it and it's duel personality sides! Zaki is looking as cute as ever x

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great finish! The contrast of the front and back, the 'make do' batting and the pretty binding!

Jenelle said...

It's a truly reversible quilt. :) A new mom will definitely love that! I like the contrast between the front and the back too. It's a fun detail!

Isisjem said...

It looks marvellous - I love that it's reversible with the back giving a completely different mood to the front. Perfect!

Sunnybec said...

Annabella it's lovely, I love it. Hugs x

Catherine said...

Love it - and the back is stunning too

Nat at Made in Home said...

I actually really like it - and therefore discard my previous comment! Your 'baby' is a cutie!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you did great - the mad aunt persona is a good one xxx

Camilla said...

It looks great. The addition of the coloured squares really makes it modern. Love the back, that middle fabric looks a bit Jane Sassaman-esque. Well done!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I love it! Both sides are beautiful! Well done!

Rebecca Lynne said...

This is one of my favorite posts so far...I love the quilt too!

Lori said...

this is lovely, but your child definitely steals the show.LOL

Kirsten said...

Wonderful photo of Zach on your beautiful quilt!

Tamie said...

Both the quilt and the model turned out great.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I think it's lovely...great job!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

I'm definitely in the love camp!

Leanne said...

I think this quilt is lovely, lots to look at for baby and mom. I love the way the quilting made stars.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I turned out great!! good job!
And your little boy is so cute too :)

Catherine said...

Your instinct is always so spot on. It looks lovely. I like the fact that it's a bit of a two-fer, as well!

QuiltCandy said...

It's lovely! And the quilting works really well with it too. Your son is very cute he's obviously very proud of his mum for making such a beautiful quilt :-)

Lisa C said...

I'm in the love it category!

Kris said...

The quilting is lovely! I love a stash quilt. Well done!

Collette said...

it is beautiful and both sides are fantastic! love your binding choice too! x

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Cindy said...

I think it's just lovely. Esp like a few of the gorgeous prints on the back and the quilting. Great make!

Lisa said...

Not that my opinion counts for a thing, I think it is GREAT!