September 9, 2009

Authentic Quilt WIP

Our Authentic queen-sized quilt is coming along nicely, even though I believe I've popped a few veins in my arms hefting this beast around.

I'd intended to do something more elaborate with the fabric but when I received the layer cakes, I decided I didn't want to cut them up any smaller. I love all the prints, and I wanted to make a simple quilt top so I could see them all easily.

Here it is this afternoon on the studio floor. I decided to hand quilt this one, and I wasn't quite sure how much I'd finished (I'm only 5ft and this thing is about 94" square... and sat in a crumpled heap on top of me lol) so I had to lay it out. Good as any time to take a progress picture :)

Oh I do love the dots...

The dictionary style print is possibly my favourite. My husband has a love affair with the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) so I love that we have this fabric our quilt.

I finished hand quilting around each block and then decided to do circles in the middle of each block. A Pyrex bowl served as the perfect circle... it even has circles on the bottom so you can centre it easily! Brilliant.

Here's a finished circle. I quite like how it's turned out. It just needs to have binding slapped on then it's ready to go for a swim in the washer and live on our bed :) I can't wait!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, That is an awesome quilt. it's pretty yet not too girly. Very nice work!

--Aurelia--

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Awesome indeed! I love how you have personalised this quilt with some fabric that means so much to you like the dictionary fabric! Great job!

Rita

Rebecca said...

Wow! I love everything about this quilt! Again, great taste!
And I understand your problem moving it around: I'm about 5ft too! It looks huge and heavy!
Bon courage pour la fin du travail...

Rebekah said...

very cool! I've always wanted to try hand quilting a quilt, but it's been too intimidating for me...maybe one day soon :)

Heather said...

Hi there! I love that quilt. I am so in love with that fabric. I have been thinking of buying some layer cakes from the Authentic line myself. How many layer cakes did you need to make a quilt top that big? It looks FANTASTIC!! Good job to you as well, for doing the hand quilting!!

Anonymous said...

You're nuts!! It looks great, lots of snuggling will go on under that quilt in the winter!

-Ave

Mini Baker said...

I just found your blog! You are really quite talented with your quilting! I'll be checking back often!
-Mini Baker

Blue Is Bleu said...

Thanks all!!

Rebecca: Merci! :)

Heather: I used about 64 pieces for the quilt -- one Authentic LC has 42 cuts, so I used 22 from a second LC.

jaybird said...

nice way to go... they are a bit too beautiful to cut!!

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