Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Finished

I've finally finished the Depression Block Quilt - we went up to Carlisle for the Bank Holiday weekend so I took it with me to handsew the binding. I do like the peacock feathers but I think it might be a while before I use them on another quilt because they did take a long time.
And I made a bargain purchase, this book, Quilted Planet by Celia Eddy, normally retailing at £25 but on sale at £10 (and I have seen it for sale at £25 in my local branch of Borders). It has examples of many types of quilts from all over the world - just goes to show, there's nothing new under the sun.
Now I'm going to sit down with a cup of tea and catch up with all the posts I've missed over the weekend.

14 comments:

Racheal said...

Hi,

I have just found your blog and I really like it, I will visit again soon.
Racheal x

Screen Door said...

This is gorgeous---I love the quilt pattern. Do you 'monkey with the sewing machine tension when doing your free motion work or do you leave it on automatic?

corry said...

This is a beautiful quilt, I love the colors you used!!

meggie said...

Beautiful quilt!!
Enjoy your bargain book!

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the pattern -- very striking!

Judy said...

Just wonderful!! What a great job!

Nadine said...

It's a beauty, Fiona ! What a GREAT quilt ! BRAVO !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It might have taken some time to quilt, but the effort sure was worth it - stunning!

Cheers!

Evelyn

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt Fiona - takes loads of time and miles of thread too I wouldn't wonder - but the end result is definitely worth it

atet said...

Those feathers may have taken forever, but they were well worth it. The finished quilt is lovely!

Leigh said...

Such a beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted too.

Tazzie said...

It's just beautiful Fiona, you must be thrilled! The peacock feathers look just great, they are time consuming, but the effect is just wonderful!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Rose Marie said...

What a great scrappy quilt ... well done!

Patti said...

The depression quilt looks marvelous! As do the peacock feathers. I've done them only once, and that was in the background of a wall hanging. I can't imagine doing them all over an entire quilt!

What a find in that book! I have it and love it - I was lucky enough to be able to buy it wholesale with my longarm business license.