Monday, 4 October 2010

It is finished!!!

I am SO happy to post these pictures... I never thought I would see the end of it, but 15 years later, and here is what was supposed to be my bed cover for my bedroom in France. However in 15 years, well the bed has changed (accomodating two people now) and my bedroom is in the reds and not yellow... So I will focus on the sense of achievement and having a nice quilt to snuggle up in.

I had to hang it on the curtain pole in the main room... Not exactly the best shot but it gives you a good idea of what it looks like (this is only half of it).

What have I learnt?

1. My taste in colours changed, and I am over little flowers print... I am even surprised that my teenage self was into that (clearly showing signs of the countryside girl in me).

2. The purchase of a sewing machine makes my life SO much better. I did everything by hand (all these squares are stitched by hand... that is dedication, and clearly the reason why I gave up). But I finished with the machine within an hour...

3. Buy enough fabric - I need more prep work.. Here is the 'dark' corner. I like it obviously because it accounts for the time that it took to complete, but I can see that it is not ideal if I were to give it to someone (outside my family that is).

All in all, I am impressed with the design I came up all these years ago, and very happy to see it finshed and sitting on my armchair.

Well, once the quilt was finished it was time to move to another project. This is a present for one of my friends. She was very specific about the colour... I am knitting with my favourite yarn, mirasol sulka, with 12mm needles using the herringbone stitch (a real pain, but so worth it). What do you think it will be? She has just bought a new flat...


  1. that quilt is so lovely!! what a labour of love, no doubt. And I love mirasol sulka, too! It's easily one of my favourite yarns.

  2. I absolutely admire anyone doing quilting. I just haven't got the patience for it! I really like the combination of colours. You must so pleased to see it finally finished after all this time.

  3. Congratulations! It must be wonderful to see a finished quilt after all of these years. And you're right: it's a perfect record of time and changes ... lovely!

  4. Your quilt is beautiful -and a real achievement! I really like the colours you've chosen.
    I've just hopped over to your blog from Katie's... happy to meet another London blogger :)


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