Thursday, September 04, 2008

Quilted Purple Splendour.





"Purple Splendour," is back from being quilted by Jenny at Stitchworks. I love it ..... it has a nice soft feel as the middle section is only lightly quilted. She has picked out the small square shape as well as the diagonals to follow. Around the borders the pattern is repeated big and small like the width of the borders. This was the first time she had used that pattern and she applied it using a pounce pad and stencil. The colour of the backing has shown up rather dark in this photo - it is actually a soft lime green.It has wool batting.( and was lovely to quilt ) The good news was it didn't cost too much to be quilted ; I was pleasantly surprised. It took Jenny, 8 hours to quilt; so she is fast!
As I have completed the ball I was making I can move straight on to cutting some very very long bindings to go around the 95" sides. Luckily I quite like hand sewing.( All in all I am very happy with my first professionally quilted quilt! )
Molly you did make me laugh - I am only too aware of how carefully one has to word things when using the words balls and felt .(otherwise one can have some unwanted guests looking at one's blog after searching for certain words or phrases.)
Happy stitching everyone.

13 comments:

dot said...

Looks like a wonderful quilt.

meggie said...

Your quilt has turned out wonderful, with the lovely complimentary quilting.
It will keep you snug, with it's wool batting.

Molly said...

Your purple splendour turned out lovely . I really like that quilting pattern. it perfectly balances all those straight, straight lines in the piecing....
On the subject of balls, I think you may have sown a seed for a future post in my head!

loulee1 said...

Your quilt looks beautiful.

MargaretR said...

It's a lovely quilt and the colours are just my colours too.
When I have more time I think I would like to make a couple of your balls as well :))

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it's beautiful -- your quilter did a great job!

Guðrún said...

The quilting is beautiful.

julieQ said...

It is absolutely beautiful. Just so pretty! The green reminds me of your avacados...

Helen said...

Hi Ali,

I'm finally getting around to catching up and I had to laugh at the juxtaposition of 'felt' and 'balls'. The quilting on your quilt is perfect, just the right amount.

Tracey Petersen said...

I love how the quilting just finished a quilt off and changes its appearance.

You must be thrilled with it. I looks magnificent!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, that purple splendour is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have done a wonderful job!!!

Ali Honey said...

Thanks ALL for your kind comments!

I intend using this quilt, but I know I will fuss to make sure it doesn't get faded, as I so love its yummy colours.

Leanne said...

Hello

I have changed blog host so I am now able to leave comments. Grin!

I've been reading your blog for awhile, just not been able to comment.

Love your purple quilt & your felt balls.

Any way nice to meet you

Love Leanne NZ