March 2, 2010

Really Want To Keep This...

If I burst into tears when I deliver this, would it automatically buy me a one-way ticket to a padded cell?

I finished the binding last night and was this close to dragging it to bed with me. I can't say how much I adore this quilt... the colours and prints just work so well together in that layout.


I love the dots the most because that's just how I'm wired :)

The hand quilting was absolutely mind-numbingly endless, but it always is worth it in the end. The quilt's sooo soft and squishy.


For the binding, I used Kona eggplant because it was just a tad darker than the purple I'd used in the quilt and thought it'd frame the quilt nicely.

The client's daughter didn't want a plain ol' boring backing, so instead of using a flat sheet like I normally do for large quilts, I found this purple floral fabric that I love love love.

The little green bees scattered between the flowers are just too cute.

I'll really be sad to see this one go... but it's going to live in Austria and that's pretty exciting :)

17 comments:

Angie and Michelle said...

This is really awesome! The colors go so well together. I wouldn't want to give it up either.

Katie B. said...

It is gorgeous. Love the colors. Love the hand stitching.

Rebekah said...

It's gorgeous!

jaybird said...

i know why you want to keep it... it is beautiful!!

Chris Hart said...

Audrie, I LOVE this. It is so pretty. You rock!

Steven B said...

Gorgeous. Amazing. Baby, you're so talented. I love you.

Terriaw said...

Oh my goodness, I don't blame you! I would want to cry too. I agree that these colors work perfectly with this block. I'm amazed at that quilting too - fabulous work!

Elie's Papel said...

this is a gorgeous quilt... congrats and sorry you have to let it go!

Lulu said...

that's an absolutely darling quilt! you have a great eye for colors! =]

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CitricSugar said...

Going to Austria, stitched in America, at the hands of an Aussie.

If you'd bought the fabric in Argentina.... :-)

It turned out beautiful, Audrie.

Dee said...

tres magnifique!

Averil said...

ooh okay now this is just awesome =)

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I'd be trying to find a way to keep it too!

Karen said...

Very nice!

Lisa ONeill said...

Beautiful, understated quilt - love that you hand quilted it. It's hard to let them go - but just means you can move onto another project, and buy more fabric - lisa@athreadfromtheedge.com

tarabu said...

do you use tiger tape? If not, how do you get your stitches so incredibly uniform (I will accept that you are just awesome)

Blue Is Bleu said...

@tarabu: I just did the stitches freehand... so I guess I'm awesome? lol :)

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