Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's Finished!!!


No not the conservatory - that will hopefully be next week as far as the fitters are concerned - of course the rest of it is then down to us with lights, radiators, floor covering and furniture needed to complete the job.

My scrappy stars and hearts quilt top is done! Whoo-hoo!! I started it on 30th December 2006 so it's taken me about 17 days.

I'm really pleased with how it's turned out - I do wonder if the four flower applique borders might be a bit too similar in background colour. As I've added totally different corner hearts I think I've negated that a bit, but now, looking at the photo, part of me does wish I'd done each side a completely different colour - oh well you live and learn.

Now all I have to do is sandwich and quilt it. Bet that won't be done in the next 17 days :o)

I've kept calling it my scrappy hearts and stars quilt but I think it deserves a better title than that - mind you I can't for the life of me think of one so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

My dearly beloved husband has been awesomely tolerant while I've been stitching this particular quilt top. As I've used so many different fabrics I've been spreading them far and wide in the play room where my machine is set up. Some of you might recall a post last year (Sorry it was May last year but blogger will not let me add a link ;-P ) where I showed off my nice neat stitching area - as you can see from these photos it'll take more than a bit of sorting and folding of fabric to get it back to that condition. Each time the occasional comment has been heard about not even being able to see the carpet I've used the construction of this top as an excuse for not tidying up.Now I can no longer use that excuse - GULP! - suppose the next job had better be a tidying up session - boring!

19 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely, I am so impressed with how quickly you finished this top. To me it is "Scrappy Hearts and Stars." & I love it - so if you need a good home for her....

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, Anne! That quilt is so scrumptious! Beautiful job.

joyce said...

The top is amazing. THanks for the photos of your sewing room after a bout of creativity. Now I feel a lot better about mine.

Fiona said...

I love it! Scrappy does it for me every time. I love the photos of your sewing room too - I say it's impossible to be creative without making a mess along the way. But then I would, wouldn't I?

Libby said...

I am in awe of your quilt -- you did a fantastic job and it all came together quickly. A sign that you were really enjoying the process *s* I think the name is just right -- describes it perfectly.

Angie said...

And it is GORGEOUS!! Oh, I do love it so!! And thank you, thank you for showing us your sewing room...my husband has taken a few crack shots at my 'stewdio' mess, and I keep telling him it's a sign of some serious creativity--and activity--going on!!! ROFL

Helen said...

17 days? That is amazing. The quilt top is beautiful. Congratulations, well done, great work, etc, etc

hortenzita said...

What a beautiful top. I guess how more beautiful it will be once quilted. As far as your stitching area, every artist composes in disorder. It inspires them. :-)

Dawn said...

Oh Anne! It is marvelous!!!!!

I love it!

May Britt said...

Thanks for showing your sewingroom. You are just like us others LOL Made me feel much better :)
Your top is beautiful. Perhaps just call it "Hearts and roses"

Diana said...

I am amazed that you were able to make such a beautiful top and in only 17 days!

Patti said...

I can't believe how quickly this went together! It is spectacular. And I love the borders just how they are. Now if only the quilty fairies would come clean up your room while you sleep. On the other hand, if you can create things this wonderful in that mess that you should never, ever clean again! :-)

Clare said...

Funny that May suggested Hearts and Roses, I was going to suggest Hearts and Flowers. It is so beautiful.

I started making some Heartstring blocks yesterday - you should have seen the table. I turned my scrap bin upside down - material everywhere! Tidied up now though.

I wonder how many times this will post itself LOL.

Judy said...

Creativity springs best from Chaos!! Right? Great job on the fastest quilt ever in my book!!

meggie said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!
Thanks for posting it so well.
And also thanks for the chaos pics- have to break eggs to make omellettes!

Molly said...

Scrappy hearts and stars says it all. Heart's delight would also work, since your quilt is a delight to look at.I'm feeling virtuous after seeing your sewing room--maybe mine isn't so bad after all! Thanks for visiting...

Shelina said...

This is such a gorgeous top, and definitely worth putting other things aside, like cooking or cleaning. Once you clean it up, there won't be any evidence that it wasn't always clean. Oh, except for those pictures posted on the www.
I am always amazed at the wonderful names people come up with names for their quilt - Shakespeare in the Park, Moondance, etc. I usually come up with descriptive names too. How about scrappy love, or pieces of my love.

tami said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love how scrappy it is. I think the name is fine.
The sewing room looks to me like you had a lot of fun. :oD

cher said...

well done! what a fast job you did-including applique work-wow.