Thursday, February 24, 2011

Twisted Rope (Wrap Up!)...

As I mentioned in my stash report, this quilt is done!  In fact, I've already delivered it to it's new owner and she immediately put it on their bed. So this is my wrap up post on the quilt and after this, I shall cease to mention it.  Or maybe not.  I really like this quilt. 

When I last posted on it, I still had some quilting to do in the borders.  I added a feathered heart to the border on each side. I drew the hearts on the Golden Thread quilting paper, quilted over them and just tore the paper away...


After I removed the paper, I went back and added circles to the spine here and on the rest of the border.  Although not difficult to do, it was rather monotonous...


Here's a look at the border from the back.  The quilting shows up really nicely (in person) on the dark green backing.


She particularly liked the feathered wreaths in the open areas.  Donna Sontag quilted them for me using the HQ Pro-Stitcher.

 What's great about this quilt is there is no top or bottom.  It's square and can be oriented in any direction.  You could even use it with the backing side up if you wanted.  So here it is finished...


It's really hard to get a good overall picture of such a large quilt.  This is a picture of it before I finished the borders and put the binding on...


The stats for this quilt are:
  • Size: 113" square
  • Fabrics: Williamsburg Centennial Collection 1780-1880 (blue), Charleston 1850-1865 (green), Tidings by Nancy Halvorsen (cream), Summer's End by Kansas Troubles (backing)
  • Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton Batting Request Loft
  • Thread: Superior Threads So Fine 50 wt in various colors
  • Quilting: Custom (mostly feathers)
  • Started in April 2010, completed February 2011.
So that about does it.  It feels so great to have finished this quilt (my largest one ever), but it also make me want to make one for our bed.  But I think I need to finish a few smaller projects before starting another one this big.

Until later...

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”  
1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)


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