Friday, 12 October 2012

TGIFF- The Tilda Quilt

Phew! The Tilda Quilt is finished!

I decided to go for a combination of stippling and straight line quilting.

Stippling in the white areas and straight lines to border the patterned squares.
I just love the way the backing looks!
I must admit that it has turned out almost exactly as I visualised it (which is pretty unusual for me!)

The quilting is not totally perfect, but I am really really proud of it. There are no folds or puckers on the back, although a couple of places are slightly puffier than I would like. Not bad for a first time doing Free motion Quilting on a proper quilt sized project- can only get better from here right?!?


I was a bit scared that the quilt was going to go back in the Work in Progress pile after I finished the quilting as I didn't think that I had anything suitable to use as binding. I had a rummage around in my stash however and managed to find a striped material which was in vaguely suitable colours. I wasn't absolutely convinced when I started sewing it on, but I'm glad that I went with it, I think it works well.

This is my second finished quilt and it feels like such a huge step forwards compared to my first quilt. It makes me excited to get further with the sampler quilt.


On a different note, and I should probably mention that I have made some progress on the sewing kit for the giveaway. So far we have a mini pincushion and a cute litte needlecase.

Next on my list is a case to put it all in... I can't decide if it will be a cool customised zippy purse or a variation on the sewing cases that I have made before... hmmm decisions decisions! One thing I have decided though is that I will cut into my lovely Essex Linen to make it.
Its not too late to enter, just hop over here and leave a comment.

I'm linking up with TGIFF (Thank Goodness its Finally Finished) over at Quilt Matters

19 comments :

  1. Your Tilda quilt is gorgeous. I'm sure you must be chuffed to bits with it.
    Looking forward to seeing what else you make for your giveaway. I do hope I win, of course ;-)

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  2. Such a gorgeous quilt! The binding is completely perfect, love it :)

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  3. LOVE IT!!!! Great job you!!!!

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  4. Oh it looks beautiful!! One of the first things I noticed was the binding and thought how perfectly it went with the quilt!

    And look at you go! Second finished quilt and you've done some amazing FMQ! Nice work, lovely!

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  5. Ha - I think I'm following Kristy around blog land tonight! Your quilt is beautiful - I love the binding that you chose. Your quilting looks great too!

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  6. Lovely quilt! I'm full of admiration that you tackled the dread FMQ!! It looks great and the striped binding is perfect.

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  7. WowwoW! Your Tilda quilt turned out terrific! That binding looks wonderful with it - good thing you didn't back out of it. :D

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  8. It looks gorgeous. Nin and I were chatting about your awesome skills the other day - you really have amazing natural ability (and your smart and pretty too - some girls have it all!!!) x

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  9. I love love love it!!!! so gorgeous and fresh looking.... well done! The striped binding really tops it off too! .... and I never get bored of that red riding hood fabric... it is totally cute! I love my sewing case :)

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  10. this is a very beautiful piece! and you know, i love the backing just as much as the front!

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  11. Yay! Congrats on a beautiful finish! And it's only your second quilt? That's awesome! I love how you placed those colours - pinks to blues. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  12. It's gorgeous!! I love the backing too - so beautiful :) Love the sweet colours.

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  13. Those little goodies are gorgeous! *fingers crossed* ;) And your quilt is amazing. I can't believe it's only your second one. Great job!!! The quilting looks great! xo

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  14. Juliet - that is gorgeous! NO wonder you are happy with it - what's not to love! Great job! x

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  15. What a beautiful quilt Juliet - awesome! :)

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  16. Your tilda quilt is beautiful! The quilting looks great :)

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  17. It looks great draped on the timber fence. You have been so productive.

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