Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Queen

Size quilt that is. This was about as good a photo as I could get given the size. And I am currently soooo frustrated. The damn computer is not saving the rotation so I can't make it go the way I want. So turn your head sideways to look at it. Blue is the sky. It looks better in person.

Here's a little bit of detail. The mountain. This is the only place I ended up using fabric paint. I'm not sorry I did it, but it was a different experience than I expected.

And here's a close up of the border. It's leaves. I must say, it really made a difference and pulled the quilt together. Not only because of the pattern, but also the color thread I found. I tested a whole bunch of different colors, but finally settled on a color close to gold.

And finally, succumbing to peer pressure, here's a photo of me. Again, I don't know what's happening with the rotation, so turn your head sideways. This was before I did the binding on the quilt (my husband was going to bed and I needed the photo).


My comments: You can't really see the quilting too much because the fabric overwhelms it. Also the back fabric I chose completely hides the stitches, which is both good and bad. I am used to being able to see the quilting on the back. But again, you can see it on the border and it's nice. I've learned a great deal making this one, and feel more prepared for someday making a king size one, which someday I have to do for myself. (See, everyone else are my guinea pigs). I thought I'd use so much more fabric, but even given the size (I think final measurements are something like 70"x90") it was less fabric than I expected. So of course the extra goes into my fabric collection. How much did it cost in materials? I have no idea. I never add it up, because if I need a particular fabric or thread or whatever, I just have to buy it. It's not a question. Ah well... I hope I make my sister in law cry... She is going to have to send me a photo every year proving that she's using it. My sister made a quilt for her son (my nephew) and my sister-in-law promptly wrapped it up and put it in a drawer because it was 'too nice' to have out. Let me tell you, that's the worst thing you can do because quilts are made to be used, and loved.

11 comments:

EsLocura said...

that's just lovely, if your sister doesn't want it, can I have it? please? also am a little concerned that the picture of you only shows one foot, I didn't know that about you, did you blog about it and I missed it?

NoRegrets said...

Wow, you get up early!

:-) that was my husband's idea for me to stand on one leg, to see if anyone thought I was one-legged.

heather said...

nor, you've got a goofy spouse. we should start a support group. does he not know of your bunker post? both feet are clearly in their proper place there.

great quilt! i've yet to do anything quiltingwise other than the occasional baby crib quilt. i'm much more into designing them than making them.

NoRegrets said...

Hey Heather, it caught one person despite the other post with two feet in it! Though, at 6:30 AM is Es really a person? :-) No, my husband didn't know about the bunker post. I don't tell him much about the blogworld.

I used to only be into designing the top and making the top, but I'm starting to appreciate the actual quilting now too.

Insomniyacker said...

how very, very beautiful. i am also a leo, but the oldest of six and the mother of four, and i never made enough of an effort to learn how to quilt. seems odd now, since the love of quilting is quite effortless for me. thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

What a dead sexy foot! ;)


Lovely quilt. I'm highly impressed.

WNG said...

'Too nice'? That's crazy! I'll use it if she doesn't. Es and I can have a girl fight over it. Great job NoR!

NoRegrets said...

Oh, thank you mucho all...And thanks for visiting Insom..

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

It turned out beautifully! You're so very right about the worst thing to do with a quilt being not to use it. They just get better the longer they're used and loved;>

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Churlita said...

Kick Ass. It's gorgeous. I wish I could quilt.