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17 May 2012

Featherquilt - finished -

Half a year ago I started this quilt with remnants of little-flower fabrics in blue. I bought the backing, everything else was in my stashes. The broad border is also the backing. It will be good as a throw over a single bed in an old house which is to be renovated in future...
I made an Irish chain pattern and in some of the white patches I stitched fantasy feathers.

To baste it I had to go to the basement on the ping-pong table



And yes, this cupboard in the rear was painted by DH
50 years ago


Then the big work started - the quilting. This quilt  measures 250 x 150 cm
and it was not easy on my household machine
With the help of a special quilting foot the machine could transport
the masses of material
(now I dont know why the writing is in small letters here, I cant get it bigger)


The bulk of material


DH went onto the ladder


and tried to hold it


Here is the whole piece.
Oh, I am glad it is off my table.


Two feathers and there are many more filling the white spaces.





Have also a look at Jude Hill's Feather Project
I have my ideas from her - and  sent her two.



The last photo is a page of an altered book which I am making -
there are not yet many pages


9 comments:

  1. this is a lovely quilt anneliese, and will look great in your new renovation house.

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  2. Great job! It looks fabulous, Anneliese.

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  3. What a lovely quilt Anneliese, and in a very 'peaceful' blue. Quilting on a domestic sewing machine is not easy, I know. I see we have the same workhorse, exactly - such a gem my 1230 has been!! You are fortunate D will help you prepare your photographs, what a good man!! It is always such a wonderful feeling to finish something like this. Well done.

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  4. Great quilt, Anneliese. It will look nice in your 'new' home!

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  5. It's huge! You have done well to quilt it on a normal machine. It is very nice, Anneliese, and I am sure it will serve you well in your new house.

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  6. Beautiful!It looks gorgeous.

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  7. Congratulations on finishing this big quilt! It will look wonderful on the bed!

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  8. I love the quilt, Anneliese. The Irish chain has always been a favourite of mine. Well done putting it through your machine and I can understand why you would be thrilled to finally finish it. Love that 'finishing' feeling!!

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  9. I just commented and nothing seemed to happen, so if this comes through twice I am sorry. I love your blue Irish chain. That pattern is a favourite of mine. Well done on putting it through your machine and i can understand you being happy with finishing it. Love that 'finishing feeling'!

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