Sunday, 1 January 2012

a long time in the making

it's finished, it was finished on friday, but seeing as we spent new years eve without power i wasn't able to post this yesterday, yes we really did have a power cut from about 3pm in the afternoon to somewhere about midnight - not quite sure when as we'd given up by that point & gone to bed {we did sneak out to friends who did have power for a early curry though, so it wasn't too bad} still, back to the quilt! the top was made way back when last year before we moved to this house {oh my nearly a whole year ago} in fact i remember planning to have it done before we'd moved, i'd brought the wadding & backing way back then too, as with everything, once i got going again with it, i really enjoyed finishing it, even hand sewing the binding on, i also think i now want to back every quilt i make with flannel, as it really makes them so much warmer & perfect for snuggling up with, this quilt is a keeper & think it will become one that is shared amongst us all {although it's on my bed right now}
pretty pin-wheels finished
pretty pin-wheels finished
pretty pin-wheels finished

19 comments:

  1. Wow! Your quilt is beautiful Kelly... what a huge amount of work you must have put into it! I love the idea of using a soft backing to make it more snuggly too... Happy New Year! :)x

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  2. Wow that is amazing. a quilt to be proud of. Happy New year. xxx

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  3. Oh Kelly, it's staggeringly beautiful- happy, quilty 2012 xx

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  4. That is so gorgeous, no wonder you're so pleased with it. Happy New Year! x

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  5. What a gorgeous quilt, well worth the hard work! Happy New Year - hope the power stays on!

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  6. It is completely perfect! Amazing. Well done you and happy new year. Laura x

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  7. Wow... amazzzzing quilt. It's gorgeous! I'm mid-way through making my first quilt and am going to try and get it finished for my daughter's 1st birthday on the 24th of January...

    Ashley xxx

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  8. very beautiful - good work!
    it's funny to think of how many power cuts we used to have - you rarely hear of them nowadays.
    happy new year to you
    fee x

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  9. What a beautiful quilt, well done for finishing it. I also love the knitted dress from your last post. Happy 2012
    Anna

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  10. It's lovely! What a beautiful quilt.

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  11. It's beautiful Kelly! Happy New Year!

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  12. it looks so gorgeous Kelly, a true family treasure, I am hoping to have a go at quilting this year.
    happy new year to you and your lovely family
    love jooles x

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  13. Oh my goodness, it is just stunning and I bet it's so so cosy with the flannel backing. Hope you and your family enjoy snuggling under it over the next few months. xx

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  14. gorgeous quilt, hope you didn't have another power cut in the storms yesterday! x

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  15. Well done Kelly. It's totally gorgeous and what an amazing heirloom for your kids too. Mrs B x

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  16. WOW! I love the quilt. I am doing a quilting course at the moment and am inspired to start a pinwheel quilt when Ive finished my present project(which has gone on forever!)

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  17. Hello Kelly,

    Your patchwork quilt is gorgeous - I've lost count how many times I've attempted to start a quilt, as for finishing one, that is still an enigma!

    I love all things crafty and always have a project on the go. I'm a professional curtain maker/soft furnisher during the day and have recently built my own blog. Please take a look, www.julieestbespokecurtains.blogspot.com - if you like what you see follow me so you can see what I'm upto. I have a website too www.julieeast.co.uk.

    I look forward to following you and seeing the beautiful things you make.

    Best wishes,
    Juie

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  18. OH.MY.GOODNESS. It's incredible! Way to go. Happy new year to you lady! Kellie xx

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