Here is it, the finished wall hanging. I will say that it's a fun project to do. Definitely different from anything I've ever done. I don't know that I have the right decor to hang this in my home. Everything is old looking. We do live in a beautiful house that is more then 150 years old. Perhaps I could hang it in my sewing studio. It is our more modern addition to the house.
I'm presently working on another one. Mainly because I had bought the panel that was part of this line of fabric. My daughter has already laid claims to it without even seeing the final result. I've done the math, now it's a question of putting it all together. For this project I will do a black binding as opposed to the gradation one. I find that the colorful gradation binding detracts from the main features of the quilt.
I checked out Pam's panel and it is much larger than mine. I would have preferred her version as opposed to mine. My panel was purchased from Erica's. They sold it by the panel only, which is a bummer. I wish I would have been able to order a larger amount of fabric. It was the only store I found that carried the Ocean Song line of fabric by Laurel Burch on the Internet. My LQS does not carry Laurel's line of fabric let alone any Clothworks fabric. Keepsakes also didn't have it, which surprised me. If anything, I would have thought I'd find it there.
Hum.... I think Keepsakes is not the quilting store that it used to be. On my way to my in-laws late December of 2006, I made a stop there. I didn't know they had moved to the other end of the strip mall, that in itself surprised me. The first thing I notices was the downsizing. It seemed much smaller than the original store with less decor. I mainly bought Batiks that I could not find locally. You know, the unique stuff. I will say that they had a good selection of Batiks. As for the rest, I wasn't impressed. If it hadn't been for the Batiks, I would not have spent the amount I did. I would have walked out with only a pattern that a friend from Oz had asked me to pick up.
Love your finished piece. And it would look great in my home so I'll be sending my address so you can get it in the mail. :-)
I find with Keepsake I'm not nearly as impressed when I get the catalog as I used to be. Before internet shopping got to be so big they were one of the few mail order quilt stores but with so much competition - usually at much better prices - they probably don't get nearly the business that they used to. And I read somewhere that the owners have now retired and have turned the day to day running of the business over to managers so there's bound to be some changes there.
very cool quilt - I love how the colors make the piece Move.... did it take a long time to make something that detailed?
This turned out really well. Thanks for the link to the original fabric I was curious. I have made some things then wondered what I was going to do with it! LOL. Keep up the great progress.
That is quite nifty - not at all what I expected from the first picture. I did not expect the curves. Very nice.
My piece of fabric is 30" wide by 44". I just bought it off the bolt and just tried to figure out a good place to finish up the picture - I kind of liked having a bit of the cats and flowers on both sides. I could check and see if they have any left there.
Ditto what Pam said--very cool, and I had no idea from the first photo what it would look like in the end! For finding fabrics, have you tried Quiltshops.com? Love that search engine! Just type in the fabric line and click on "thumbnails" and you get photos of the fabrics so you can tell at a glance what's what.
Carole that looks great. I love the movement in it.
I have to agree about Keepsakes (never having been to the store) I am not as impressed with their catalog as I once was... I often wonder why they don't have X or Y that I think based upon what I have seen elsewhere that they should have...
My LQS has a lot of that mermaid fabric - I did not look too closely though...
I have to agree with you on the black binding... Although I did not notice the multi until you mentioned it... Now that I know it its there, I notice it more...
That's a beautiful quilt. It reminds me of Caryl Bryer Fallert's design that I saw a year ago at a local quilt show.
I just discovered your blog, there's a lot of nice things to catch up reading on so I'll be back. :D
WOW that turned out beautiful. It wouldn't fit in my house either. I make things for the process and don't always know what I'm going to do with it.
Maybe the class was not what your expected but the quilt turned out beautiful just the same. The curves make it flow! Thanks for sharing the story of your treadle machine. Maybe I will put a picture of mine in my blog soon!
The wallhanging is great. I agree on the binding. I think black would be a better choice.
I didn't know Keepsake had moved to the other end of the little mall they are in. The last time I was there was October 2005. I like it, but it is a two hour drive from my house.
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