If it sounds tedious, it is! I had to take frequent breaks from this quilt just to rest my eyes and my patience a little. But, that said, I am delighted with the finished result!
I used left over strata to do a pieced center for the back.
The quilt is quilted in a free motion, meandering pattern, and I quilted four hearts in each corner.
This was a Christmas gift for my mother.
Size: 41.5″ X 58″
Has this been here the whole time??? Some how I never saw it...wow...amazing and so pretty. I actually love the back as much as the front! I think I would lose my sanity...well what little I have left;-) piecing this one!
LOL, Mary - it has been here from the beginning - but I am not surprised you "missed" it...there were a ton of uploads of new projects at the time I uploaded this one. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad I made it, but I would not make another one of these any time soon!
Wendy how do you do your labels?
Aw, thank you Carol - you are so kind!
Mary, I used to write on them with fabric markers...but lately I've been embroidering all my labels and I like that better - they won't fade, and I think they look pretty that way. I'll update this project and upload a close up of the label so you can see it better....
Okay - its updated....
The patience you must have. This is absolutely beautiful and I can imagine how you must feel having accomplished this. And bonus points for the back. I think I would have been so relieved finishing the front I would've taken the easy road with a solid back. But the back is great! Your mom must have loved this gift.
Thanks Wendy! I love that...I sign my backs and date but have not done labels as had not found anything I like...but this I do:-)
Thanks, Kirsten...I had left over strata and couldn't bear to throw it away...so the back was born LOL. My mom was thrilled with it :)
Mary: I actually used to hate doing the labels when I just wrote them...I was always so scared of screwing it up and I hate my handwriting! Embroidering is way more fun (but takes longer).
Speechless.......never in my wildest dreams do I think I could ever do something this painstakingly precise. And I'm sure I'd have to upgrade my readers as well!
Thanks, Terry! It was a real challenge for me...and I doubt I would ever make another one LOL!