Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Binding - A Very Pleasant Job.

Sewing on a binding means a finished quilt. I like to see my quilts all ready to hang or use. This one was so different. I had the pattern from an old AP&Q magazine for the centre rectangle and although I could see a picture of the entire quilt in the Fabrics of Society book by Annette Gero, I had to make up the pattern for the border if I wanted one on my quilt. I don't usually use bright fabrics but Purples just seemed to appear in the fabric shops all at once and when I saw the Colonial ll fabric range I knew I had to use them. I am delighted with how it looks and may go bright more often.




Today was a lunch and Kris Kringle with the Ruby Tuesday sewing ladies. We had decided beforehand what everyone would bring for lunch and had it at the patchwork shop, Needles & Pins, where we sew. We each brought a wrapped present and took a number. This is what I received. I love it.



and under the cosy





Isn't it beautiful and nobody knew I have a collection of teapots. One day I may even show you some.















12 comments:

Betweens said...

wow I am impressed! you made those blocks around the boarder yourself! just awesome. I have seen this quilt done many times online your interpretation is just gorgeous. I love it and wish I had that talent of creating my own patterns just awesome

Lida said...

Whow, it looks spectacular! I love it! Yes I love binding too! And the teapot is great love the colors! Greetings
Lida

Kathie said...

I am in AWE I just love this quilt, incredible job.
I wish I could draw I would be whipping up this quilt too!
I have the pattern now from the magazine but its the outside borders that I really love about this quilt...
love that teapot and cozy! very cute, what a nice gift.
congrats on a wonderful finish, a true heirloom quilt
Kathie

Sew Unique Creations said...

Gorgeous quilt! You did a fabulous job!

Julia said...

Wow Dorothy, it's beautiful, I have been meaning to make this quilt, congrats on a beautiful finish.
Love the teapot too.
Julia ♥

Heather said...

Wonderful quilt. I love your interpretation thank you so much for sharing.

Mary said...

Your quilt is beautiful! (I wish I could put that in bold because it's past beautiful!) Was it difficult to make the border pattern?

Dawn said...

Well done! It really 'sings' in the color palette you chose.
I would LOVE to see a post with your tea pot collection!

David said...

Your quilt is AMAZING. What a beautiful quilt! You have made a real heirloom. I am in awe and really admire your work. Congratulations ;-)

audrey said...

love the quilt and the border work is fabulous!! it's always a pleasure to view your quilts.

Julee said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! Job well done. You have a good eye for color choices.

pomegranateandchintz said...

Gorgeous quilt and love the teapot!