Thursday, April 22, 2010

Whole cloth finish






4.5 years ago when I was learning to quilt I took a quick lesson on hand quilting. In order to perfect my tiny stitch , I purchased a crib size whole cloth quilt at a quilt show.
Today, I am proud to say that after all these years of hand stitching this quilt in the early hours of the morning, it is ready to be cut, binded and washed.
You will see that the pictures with the blue ink is how it came premarked and the pictures without the ink is the backside.
Once I wash it, all the ink will come off( I hope) and it will look like the backside.
Binding it will be a pleasure.
I hope to make a queen size wholecloth if I could find an affordable one.

26 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! Beautiful! What an accomplishment.

Mrs Moen said...

I believe you can say you have perfected your tiny hand quilting stitches now, it's fabulous!

Joan said...

Now that is a STUNNING quilt!! It lookss fabulous..Well done. One of my daughters happened to say she would LOVE a queen sized whole cloth quilt, but I have no idea how to go about it...and you did it ALL by hand quilting.....Wow!! Really wonderful. ♥

JustCindy said...

I love wholecloth quilts! The baby quilt is just beautiful.

Yvette said...

What a great idea to learn to quilt. I need to pick up one of these for myself.

It looks great! Be sure to show it when it is bound.

grendelskin said...

Wow. Wow! What a wonderful accomplishment, I hope you're very proud of yourself. You need to take it outside and get some shots in brighter light, you're not doing it justice!

Cyndi said...

Wow, Betsy, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love an all-white quilt - and I really love whole cloth quilts. What an accomplishment!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Susan said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it all bound and finished!

Debbie said...

wow,,,wow...wow... great job!!

Kacie said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Congratulations on finishing this enormous undertaking.

Last night I also finished hand-quilting a quilt I assembled about six years ago. I've worked on the quilting off and on over the years, but it's always been moved to the back burner as other projects popped up, so I'm excited to finish it at last so we can enjoy using this thing we've been looking at for years! :)

Robin said...

Beautiful!!! And such perseverance. I'm in awe. I doubt I would have ever finished such a thing.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. An heirloom quilt! Love it. I also enjoy whole cloth quilting. Great way to perfect your hand quilting. I do hope you enter this one in a show. Absolutely delightful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Denise :) said...

Beautiful!!! You did a lovely job quilting this! :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Whoa...all my hand. Job well done!

Pat said...

You did a very nice job!!!

Cardygirl said...

What an amazing achievement! Congratulations!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is an amazing and beautiful accomplishment Betsy!

Julia said...

Just beautiful Betsy..What an amazing achievement! Congratulations!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

Good for you Betsy! A great way to learn the art of hand quilting.

kjquilts said...

Really beautiful!

Beena said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

BEAUTIFUL quilting blog! Snooped around and love the things you've made. Just stopping by to thank you for signing up for my giveaway!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, great job! It is fabulous!

Barb said...

That quilt is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!! I am sureit fels good to have it done as well.

Vivian said...

Congratulations on a job well done! I recently did a post on "bucket list" projects and a white, hand quilted wholecloth is my ultimate one.

Will this be the "family heirloom" quilt? If so, make sure it gets a special label on it to commemorate its completion.

Sandra Henderson said...

I made my grandson a quilt for his baptism last month. you will find it in older posts on my blog. I didn't have a pattern or have it preprinted, wish I had... I found that it was a great exercise in improving my skilss as well.
Beautiufl job! You should be very proud!
I'd like to link to your blog sooon, if this is okay. You have much to show.... Also, I'll put you on my list. :)