Friday, July 31, 2015

A Finish!






I have finally finished machine quilting Ladies of Downton Abbey.  I started quilting in late April and finished yesterday. I chose a pattern to individually quilt each block. There are 50 blocks so that was quite time consuming!



I made my loops in the sashing. The machine quilting decisions took the longest time! I had no overall plan when I started quilting. I decided as I went along. I was hoping the quilt would talk to me! I'm happy with the feathers in the larger triangles. I chose the pattern for the smaller corner triangles from a book. That just left the border. I had intended on doing something feathery but it's rather narrow. It was barely 2 3/4 inches before sewing on the binding. I like to sew a binding with a 3/8 seam. I didn't think the width would have been enough for me to make feathers. I decided on clam shells instead.


Here's a close up of the border with the binding attached and sewn under. It's not even 2 inches. I think the clam shells worked fine.


This is the binding fabric. It's part of the Downton Abbey fabric line. It's the Dowager/grandmother's line of fabric. I thought it was appropriate to use since the fabric for the body of the quilt is attributed to the granddaughters. There's a lovely muted purple throughout the fabric.


I got the seal of approval from Molly. She thought the quilt was a great place to rest for awhile! Today makes one year since we've adopted her. Happy Adoptiversary to Molly!!

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on the beautiful quilting finish. It looks great!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy I finally finished it!

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  2. That is a gorgeous quilt, and the quilting is fabulous.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so nice of you to say!

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  3. Very pretty quilt and lovely quilting! Congrats Molly and to you guys!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!! I will tell Molly!!

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  4. Really beautiful quilting on this, Rosemary. such a pretty quilt...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose! So nice to hear from you!!

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  5. What a beauty! I showed your Instagram photo of this to my husband and even he said "Impressive!".

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    1. Thanks to you and your husband, Em! So nice of both of you to say!

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  6. Your quilt does the Ladies of Downton proud! Your quilting is lovely as well, and I particularly like the on point orientation. Well done.

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  7. Said it many times already...love how this turned out. So pretty.

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  8. let me pick my jaw back up. that is gorgeous! WOW happy adoptiversary Molly!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment and for the blog visit!

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  10. Well done - you must be so proud, the quilt is beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you,Raewyn! I'm relieved! I wasn't sure it would work out as well as it did!!

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  11. Bravissima! The quilting is very very nice.Brava.

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