Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just the binding to do now

My stitchery swap piece (scroll right down on the link) was despatched safely at the Post Office yesterday - it has a long journey, I hope it arrives at its destination safely - it's very much a trust thing with the postal service isn't it?

Then I worked like a slave, finished the hand applique, stitched the trapunto wadding on the back of the leaves, worked the ridges down their centres and then really got into the swing of the machine quilting yesterday evening.

Here we go - my Autumn Four Seasons Quilt is all done apart from a label and the binding.

I'm really pleased with how the machine trapunto worked out on the 'paint blobs' - merrily transforming them into oak leaves :o) Not tried this technique before but it came out pretty well I think - I will use it again on my sister's quilt which has ivy leaves appliqued around the medallion centre (you have to go back to Thursday September 21st's posting for a picture of this one - can't believe it's that long since I blogged about it - it's been stuck in the cupboard with no attention since mind you).

Sarah said to me last night 'Why are you giving this little Autumn quilt away Mum - it's lovely!'

That's the nicest part of blogging - the sharing and passing on - which reminds me I still have three PIF gifts to crack on with - the applique centre part of each of them is done - now to get on with the piecing :o) Not forgetting my Secret Santa Swap gift too - always something to be getting on with.

12 comments:

hortenzita said...

Envy your partner, it is so beautiful. I understand perfectly your daughter, too.

Anne Ida said...

This is really beautiful! Envy whoever will get it! -and you for nearly having finished your project for this season's swap :o) I've just started cutting my pieces...
And perhaps you will have to make another one for your daughter?

Jane Weston said...

What a lucky partner! It's beautiful and I'm sure will be treasured. You'll have to make a second one for you to enjoy :o)

Fiona said...

Gorgeous - the leaves look like they're just floating down in the breeze!

Andrea said...

I really love it. Autumn is my favourite season and this sums it up really well. Absolutely beautiful - your partner will be delighted I'm sure.

Karol-Ann said...

It's lovely and those paint splats are really beautiful oak leaves! - Well done. You are working really hard at the moment, hope that means you're feeling better.

Holly said...

I've enjoyed watching this develop. It's very pretty!

meggie said...

Your work always seems to have something really 'Special' about it! That is lovely.

Kieny said...

It is beautiful!

atet said...

Oh, that is simply beautiful. Your partner is going to love it!

Linda_J said...

Anne, this is gorgeous! Anyone would be proud to receive it. I hope you are pleased with what comes your way in return you have taken great care with your piece for the swap.

You know when I take something off to mail from the post office window I get the oddest feeling that I am just tossing something away---odd leaving empty handed. Yep, you have to trust that it will get to its destination.

Dawn said...

It is lovely! You did a wonderful job. Someone is going to be very happy!