Monday, July 21, 2008

It's finished!

I thought you might like to see my completed Angel's story quilt.... I am rapt that I've actually managed to complete some quilts that have been languishing in the UFO pile for a long time. Here is the full photo.....



At the time I took the photo above, I hadn't had a chance to sew on the buttons I'd bought for the garden block, so here is what it really looks like.......

This quilt was a landmark in many ways - it was the first one where I actually decided on the border first. I was attracted to the green for some reason, so decided to 'go for it'!
It was also the first time I had used a range of fabrics predominately, rather than bits and pieces.
Another achievement was that I organised the applique on all the blocks and completed them together - I chose one thread colour and sewed all the blocks that needed it and then changed to another colour. The end result was that, all of a sudden. I had many blocks suddenly finished!
After attending a wonderful colorque workshop with Helen Stubbings, I added colour to some blocks with both pencil and paint.
I love the applique and embroidery components of quilts and look forward to playing more on this style in the future - there are several lined up in the 'to do' list!

5 comments:

Julie said...

It is just stunning! The quilting is beautiful!

Nic said...

Your Angel Story quilt looks great. Well done Al. I have this book too but as yet it is still just on my to do list.

Lindi said...

I love this quilt! You have done it beautifully.

Helen Stubbings said...

HI Al, Im so glad you are finding ways to use the Colourque. The quilt looks fantastic, love the colours you chose. hugs, Helen

DAWNIE said...

Hi Al, just logged onto your Blog - love the Angel quilt - looks just great