Thursday, 16 February 2012
The Finished Windows Quilt
finally it's time to show you some more than just a sneak peek. My Windows Quilt is finished and I absolutely adore it. I used the Quilt-as-you-go-Method again, and even though I am not 100% happy with the sashing and the corners of the binding, it did work out well in the end.
I used a lot of different fabrics in shades of orange, pinks and reds on the top with various fabrics in greys, whites and beiges. On the back I used greens and blues and a splash of yellow. I ended up using 16 blocks and each one measures 14" with the final quilt measuring 56" x 56".
It took me a long time to decide how to quilt it and I ended up with sort of half circles in different directions on each block. I didn't want it to look too uniform and made sure the lines are always irregular and skewed on each block. I am very happy with the quilting and I think I will use that pattern a lot more in the future. Unfortunately, I can't do any free-hand quilting on my machine, it just doesn't let me. So I am stuck with straight or wavy lines, which is fine with me to be honest. I prefer the look anyway.
What do you think? Do you like it? This is a very different kind of look for me. Maybe it's too modern, too random? I really like it, if only I had a nice big modern house where a quilt like this would look amazing.
Let me know what you think.
Lots of love,
PS: Have already started the next project which is very complicated and fiddly, but if it works out it will be great. So bear with me.