Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So I cut it

I'm not extremly proud of myself for the result, but I am proud I stopped staring. I know, I know, it's part of the process. Still....

The good part is that these fabrics look incredible in pictures. And that I finally managed to take nice closeups with my DSLR.

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Another great part is that my too boyish boy decided to actually look at something I made and got a nice pic. Yeah, he's got long hair, but he shows no interest what so ever for anything I make. I tried closes, bags, monsters, stuffed creepy stuff... nothing. So a pic with him and a quilt became priceless here.

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The not so good part is that I did not figure out how to take nice pics with the whole quilt and  I didn't do anything original. I managed to cut it and it turned out ok but... that's pretty much it.


And I couldn't get myself to quilt it zig-zag. It has 100 x 140 cm [~ 40" x 55"] and well... no thank you :).

But I did take out some Ikea angels that is only available in winter, hoping they'll make it this year too. Keep your fingers crossed or I'll be very very sorry for using it :))

Now if only I could find the blue embroidery thread that was used, sometime last week, in making some monters traps...


  1. Wow! You are quick. From staring to fabric to a completed quilt, hand quilted! I am amazed! Where do you get the time?! It looks beautiful and your boy will eventually appreciate all your sewing efforts. Congrats om such a lovely project!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, I love the colours, how you mixed the fabrics and the angels are superb!

  3. It beautiful! I love the hand stitching too! :)

  4. That is really gorgeous - such happy colours and I love the hand quilting. I like the solid aqua/turquoise binding as well. Good things come to those who cut!

  5. Gorgeous quilt, Diana! Oh, I live with 2 5yr old boys, thank goodness they know not to play with my things, and so I don't play with theirs! :)
    Thank you so much for the tips, I had such fun appliqueing my Dahlia yesterday, all the time thanking you! Lovely Ikea fabric, so sweet! :)

  6. Just found your blog through a comment you left on Blue Elephant Stitches, and WOW, your website is beautiful. I just love the handstitching on this quilt. I'll be keeping up with your blog from now on.

  7. I was just passing through and had to comment on this beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the lovely orange hand stitch! It really gives it an extra kick! I've been holding off making my sister a quilt ( her fav color is aqua) and it is really nice to see an example. Such lovely work!

  8. Could you please tell us the name of the pattern? I really like it.


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