Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Fabricwonderland last part

Following the patterns for 12 months and patiently (HA) waiting for the new pattern to arrive each month. This quilt has had a destination ever since the centre block was finished. My mother decided that the quilt would be perfect for her bed. Since it was a big quilt, and the colours suited my parents bedroom and she (poor thing) did not have a quilt to sleep under! Well, who could refuse......

Finally time came to assemble the top (revealing the mystery). The top then had to sit in the "waiting room" for months. After sandwiching and quilting, the final touches are almost done.

Finding the perfect fabric for the binding and then making the binding. Thank you Francoise for your help with the selection of the fabric for the binding. It turned out great!

The binding......

Stitching it on.....
Thinking of a name for the quilt while sewing the binding. Finishing the binding was a two day job. Nice corny movie on the tv in the background and stitch away!

Then of course I needed to make the label (stitched of course). This also meant looking up the method for mitered corners (Yeah for YouTube).

 It was a first attempt, and so it's not perfect. I did however manage the last corner at least!

The quilt needed (really, really needed) a bath. It must have been all that time in the waiting room. Or maybe it was due to the fact that my cat believes anything inside the quilting hoop is her new basket........ Well, it held up in the washing machine, no bleeding!

And after all that, the quilt is finally finished. And - even if I do say so myself - it is absolutely beautiful!

Lots of love,


  1. Heerlijk om onder te slapen, goed werk Heleen.
    op naar de volgende


  2. Ik heb van iemand de opdracht gekregen om te reageren op jouw blog, bij deze. De quilt is in het echt nog mooier, zeker met een Sjors erop!