Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tessellating Autumn Leave Quilt - Finale


Well folks, I was determined to finish this project. After my class, I came home and hand sewed the binding until it was finished. By the end of three (3) Thomas the Tank Engine DVD, that would be around 12:30 a.m., to bed I went. Normally going to bed late wouldn't bother me if I was doing some pleasurable quilting, but...... I'm tired!

So here it is, the finished product. You cannot imagine how relieved and ecstatic I am that it is completed at last. To give it some dimension I added a 1 & 1/2 inch binding. The center seemed lost in the border and I didn't want to fiddle any more than I had too, so a darker binding was added. It works to me! As for the machine quilting, I ended up outlining 1/4 inch from the seam. The border was nothing fancy, just simple meandering. I didn't want to devote any more time to that quilt. It's been too long of a project already. Today, being such a beautiful day I had my nine (9) year old daughter take a picture when she came home from school. Yep, that's me behind the wall hanging.

After all of this, I still cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would want to paper piece. Needless to say, my top ten (10) list still holds true. I could even add a few more to the list but we'll keep it at ten ;o). No offense to my colleagues who enjoy the paper piecing process, but for me it just doesn't cut it.

5 comments:

Sweet P said...

The quilt turned out beautiful. I can understand your frustration with paper piecing. I'm not ready to try it and I'm not sure I want to try it.

Rose said...

U should be so proud....the quilt looks amazing!!!! I love the warm colours and ur quilting just compliments it perfectly....well done!!!

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ said...

I love the quilt - but I do relate to how you feel about FPP. I think it is one of those things you either love or hate. I use it when I have to (and try to avoid having to lol)

But the results here are just gorgeous!!

swooze aka Suzette said...

I am so glad you stuck with it Carole. It is a gorgeous quilt!

Lynn E said...

i love the use of color in your quilt. I Totally completely agree with your top ten list. My pain killer of choice though is a bottle of irish cream with my coffee. i am glad you finished it.

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