Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quilted!

The holiday project is complete.   The wonky-block, make-it-up-as-I-go-along quilt is finished.  Quilted and bound and amply covering the double bed.  I'm just waiting for a sunny day to wash and dry it to snuggly it up a bit.
 Today's little hang on the line was a staged photo opportunity.  Seeing it like this makes me feel a bit pleased (it looks like I invisaged it) and a bit annoyed with myself (that I didn't unpick and rearrange the blocks for the third time). 
 I'm not as sure about the chopped-off running-off-the-edges blocks as I was when I ran them off the edges and chopped them off.  (Ho hum.  You don't notice them when it's on the bed.)


The backing fabrics are a mish-mash from the stash, with a bit of Andalucia from the Quilt Fabric Delights sale page.

 The "panda quilt" is also done and has been claimed by the wee girl.    She won't notice that the wonkiest machine quilting occurred on the areas where black thread shows the most.
I've had a lovely stay-cation these last few weeks, but it's time to prepare for the year ahead.  We open for business again on Tuesday.

24 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

wow!

I really shouldn't be surprised you do everything to the max, but considering how long you've been quilting... wow!

and I like the chopped off blocks!

Fiona said...

Blimey, Nikki! Can't you just be really bad at something and blog about it for once ...please!?!

Seriously though, gorgeous quilts and don't worry about the chopped off blocks - if you can't tell when it's n the bed, it doesn't really matter!

Carmel Morris said...

I like the chopped off blocks too. How good does it feel to finish TWO quilts?!

Lynne said...

Wow! Well done!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Very impressed with TWO finishes.

So impressed I had to say it twice.

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Wow Nikki. There is no stopping you my friend. Super impressed over here. My sewing project lies abandoned in the dining room, the poor thing. Might make it my 2012 project instead of my holiday project.

bec said...

wow, gorgeous! Great colours, and you've just jumped in with the quilting- I haven't even dared to try it! So jealous.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I love both of them, glad you left well alone with the seam ripper!

Kathy P said...

You're a natural! Super job!

Goodbye Valentino said...

Oh wow - these make me want to start quilting again!!!! The quilts are so cheerful and fun. I just love them!

Andi said...

2 wonderful quilts!!!
Love your work xx

Amanda said...

I love the cut off blocks they add a bit of whimsy. Looks great.

Vireya said...

I think the professional technical term is "improvisational piecing", rather than "make-it-up-as-I-go-along". Looks great whatever you call it!

Lindi said...

They are both fabulous, Nicole! Love them, but especially your Wonky block quilt...those colour combos and the freedom of the design....i could snuggle in that forever. :)

willywagtail said...

What a wonderful holiday and good that you finished your major projects too. Has the wee one made further progress on her incredible quilt? I think it would be beautiful all made up. Cherrie

our shabby cottage said...

Oh my goodness Nikki, I love it. I love that the blocks are off centre and running of the edges. Brilliant job.....again! Now, you ARE a quilter!!

Annie said...

You are officially in the club - welcome- I continue to love your work and am inspired by your creativity-thanks for sharing some of your stay-cation love the word - it has been one of my highlights of my vacation!

Tania said...

It is only fitting, that exclamation mark in the title. Quilted! (WOW!) indeedy.

Next in line for crafted mastery?

red in oz said...

I love the picture on the washing line, it looks like stained glass with all the bright colours.

The Handmaden said...

They both look great, congratulations on finishing not 1 but 2!

Lotti said...

Both quilts = AWSOME !! What a great job you've done.

meli B said...

I vaguely remember you only being a 'beginner' to this quilting business. Well I think you are moving through to expert in pretty quick steps. Two great finishes. Love them both.

Shocking Hocking said...

so clever - just thought you'd throw a couple of quilts together, huh?? excellent job ms mallalieu, very impressed

Fer said...

Perfectly stunning! Is there nothing you can't do?!! :)