Wednesday, 30 March 2011

It's Finally Finished!

IT'S DONE!! Finally I have put this one to bed - sorry, couldn't help myself! I have to say that I am very glad to be finished with this quilt. There are 12 years of guilt wrapped up in this one - my poor mother has been so very patient with me, and hasn't nagged me - well, not much anyway. This is my Mother's Day gift to her:

I am very pleased with the layout, with 13 blocks it gives a really nice double bed sized quilt. I would definitely use that one again. There are coping strips around each block as my piecing skills have obviously improved over the 12 years I have been making the blocks. Some of the early ones came up very short of the supposed 12" block and the brown strips around the outside of the block very cleverly disguise that fact. The quilting was very much a case of running before I could walk - I took this one to the NEQ Retreat, but I didn't dare take it out of the bag as I was slightly embarrassed by the quilting - but I know my mum won't care about that because after all - it's finished!!


  1. Your quilt is amazing. I'm sure your mother didn't mind the wait and will treasure it.

  2. It's beautiful! And you saw my early efforts! Nothing to be ashamed of, it's finished and I'm sure your mum will love it!