Sunday, 22 February 2009

Quilt top Finished


This is how the design wall is looking today. I haven't made any further progress with "Circumnavigation" life just keeps getting in the way. However, Mike Perham stopped in South Africa for a week or two to have some work carried out on his boat so I still have time to get the quilt finished before he completes his challenge.

I did however spend a little while in the studio this afternoon and managed to get this quilt top finished. It took a bit of time piecing it together but it's done now. I shall leave it on the design wall for a little while until I decide what to do about the border design. I have an idea already but shall have a little think before I rush in. It's always good to have a little thinking time.

As I look at this quilt I see things which I could have done better and so I may well make another one like this but a little different. It has certainly got my creative juices flowing which is not a bad thing.

Sewing is difficult at the moment as I almost sliced the top of my thumb off when I was cutting bread for the birds. It's still a little tender and I have to be careful not to catch it on anything otherwise I hit the roof :))

Thank you for dropping by.

11 comments:

maggi said...

Both quilts are looking great. Why is it that when you cut your finger or thumb it is always that one that you manage to catch? Ouch you really made me wince thinking about it.

Sandy said...

The quilts are lovely but poor thumb. My DH did that-ouch. Be sure to take care of it.

lindacreates said...

These are just beautiful. I love the colors. I can't think of anything you could have done differently. Take care with your thumb, OUCH!

Heather said...

Hope the birds appreciate your sacrifice! Those quilts are amazing - all those points on Circumnavigation and the larger one reminds me of a lovely kaleidescope I had as a child. I wouldn't know where to start such a complicated design, and I can't see anything on it which could be improved.

Coleen said...

I agree, I sure hope the birds appreciate you. Please be careful.
I love your quilts.

Alis said...

Ouch!! Do be careful Carol(shudder).

The quilts are looking really good, hope you get time to finish them to your satisfaction - and make another of course ;0)

Ivory Spring said...

I love the beautiful colors!!! You did a great job.

Carol said...

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts. The thumb is healing although not as quickly as I would like. It was worth it seeing the birds enjoying the bread - they are well fed birds I can tell you.

Margo said...

Your work is stunning...I checked your website...you are an amazing lady...such skill is beautiful..colors are wonderful...Maine

acereta said...

Beautiful work. I'd like to learn quilting one day.
Irina (Moscow, Russia)

larin said...

Beautiful Carol! --LaRinda