Friday, May 20, 2016

BIG Project Done

No, this wasn't a big outside project, although there are plenty of those on our summer's list that we would be happy to have done already.  This particular project was a quilted one that I worked on (off and on) for about a year.

As I was tidying up our bedroom yesterday morning, it occurred to me that I'd never posted a picture of the king-sized quilt I made for our bed.


I had a chance later in the morning to corral my tall husband and tall daughter for a couple of minutes and asked them to hold the quilt up outside on the deck so you could get the full view of it.


This is another shot of it on the bed.


And this last picture I snapped last night in dim lighting shows the beautiful job of quilting on it.  I had it done on a long-arm quilting machine at our local quilt shop by a talented gal.

The quilt is what is known as a "scrap" quilt.  All of the fabric used was from bits and pieces in my stash.  The backing fabric was purchased (one huge piece) and I was lucky enough to get that on sale for 35% off the original price.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  And very happy to have it done.

35 comments:

DFW said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Laurie said...

It is beautiful! And the quilting is too! I want to make one for my bed. I'm thinking just blues and whites. The Ohio Star is my favorite pattern, so I'm sure I'll include that. It may be fall before I start... I have tons of yard and garden work still left to do.

Mama Pea said...

DFW - Thank you, ma'am!

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - Yes, as much as handwork (especially quilting) always appeals to me, come spring/summer/fall, there's just not much time for it. (We need to clone ourselves . . . an inside self and an outside self!) ;o]

I do love two-color quilts. I have a pattern and fabric in my stash for a red and white one.

De said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

De said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

So lovely!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

What an incredible amount of work you put into that. You should be very proud! -Jenn

Sparkless said...

Wow that is gorgeous! I love the beautiful quilting too. It must feel fantastic to have it done.

Vera said...

Oh that is so beautiful, and gives me inspiration to carry on with my quilting projects, but I am still at the novice stage!

Sue said...

What a project! I bet pics don't do it justice, either. Love the colors--it's really beautiful, Mama Pea

Leigh said...

It's gorgeous! So beautifully done and the quilting! Absolutely beautiful.

odiie said...

How beautiful. I have quilt envy. You do such a nice job.
Odiie

Kristina said...

Wow! That is one beautiful piece of work.

Fiona said...

Gosh that is beautiful....it i so pleasing to see a real quilt on your bed isn't it!

Mama Pea said...

De - Thank you! I know you can appreciate working with little pieces!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Michelle.

Mama Pea said...

Jenn - Have to admit it was relatively "easy" work. No curved seams or much trouble matching points when I put the rows together. It was just BIG!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I've kicked myself for not getting it done sooner. I've never worked on something over such a span of months!

Mama Pea said...

Vera - Thank you! Don't forget we were all at the novice stage once!

Mama Pea said...

Sue - As a gal who has a good eye for color (that would be you), I'm glad it appeals to you.

Mama Pea said...

Leigh - I kinda feel as though I "cheated" having it professionally quilted, but there would have been no way I could have quilted a piece that size on my little machine . . . and had it look good!

Mama Pea said...

odiie - And I have envy for EVERYTHING you do on a daily basis on your farm!!!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Kristina! That means a lot coming from an expert hand worker like you.

Mama Pea said...

Fiona - I enjoy seeing it on the bed during the day . . . but after our night's sleep each morning it's nearly all on the floor . . . on my husband's side of the bed. What's with that?? ;o}

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Beautiful quilt! I like scrap quilts! Nancy

Little Homestead In Boise said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!!

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

Your quilt is gorgeous, and I love it on your bed. Great choice in material, give the girl a thumbs up :-)
Hugs,
Sandy

Mama Pea said...

CTC - Thank you! It always amazes me that the scrap quilts always "come together" so well. Love the old-timey look, too.

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Nancy!

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - So how come when I used only fabrics from my stash ('cept the backing) for this big, king-sized quilt, my stash didn't seem to get smaller?? ;o]

Susan said...

OMG! That is BEEEEUWTIFUL!!!!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Wouldn't ya know, daughter now wants one just like it! Not gonna happen . . . soon anyway.

Sandy said...

Nice blog, and a beautiful quilt!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Sandy - Thanks for commenting and thanks for the kind words!