Monday, August 29, 2011

Monster quilt is done!

Yay! As anticipated, the last couple of seams were a bit of a wrestle ... getting a lot of fabric through my bottom-of-the-range Janome needed some muscle power. It also involved everything in a metre radius of my sewing table getting swept onto the floor, as great waves of multi-coloured quilt passed by.

But compared to machine quilting it was an absolute doddle, and I'm really pleased with the result. It's wonderfully scrappy and bright. You can see which are the connecting strips. When I connected the smaller pieces I tried to make the connecting strips of varying widths and use the same spacing as I had for the quilting, to make them blend in more. But by the time I got to the long joins, practicality dictated a very narrow strip with no additional batting. So they're quite noticeable.

I always have a problem trying to photograph my quilts - especially the big ones. One day I'll look into decent lighting and a hanging system ... it's on the list. But whacking it over the clothesline gives a good enough idea of how it turned out.

Nine-year old boy included for scale.


  1. Nice.
    What are you going to do with it?

  2. Wow - really wonderful quilt with so happy colours!

  3. wow! what a great accoplishment, it looks wonderful!

  4. This is a wonderful quilt! I love it!

  5. Great quilt! It's sure is wonderful! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  6. I love this quilt Lynley and also the back in your next post. You have done a great job.