Monday, 31 August 2009

Orient Express

Here's my second weekend accomplishment!

I'm happy that this big quilt is finished! This is only the third large quilt I've completed, and it's definitely a different feeling of accomplishment than when I finish a baby quilt.

Since the quilt design reminded me of a stained glass window from the start, I decided to fit the quilting to that theme. I quilted about 1/4" from the two seams inside each black sashing line.

On the "windows", I quilted random straight and bent lines as I did on a larger scale on the bentobox wedding quilt. It has a neat effect and kept quilt turning to a minimum. Win-win!

Here's a sneak-peak of the back:
I like the binding, though the diagonal lines got lost in the busy pattern - I guess I could have saved myself the work of making bias-strip binding...
Now, a funny thing happened when I turned the quilt over for a photo of the back. I actually like it much better! (Ignore the washed-out photo - the remnants of hurricane Danny left me with a grey dull day for photographing...)
If this quilt stays with me, I'd leave the back up, the front is so busy! :)

Now the question is - what do I do with this quilt????


Crispy said...

Lovely qult!!! Stick the quilt in the linen closet and rotate it out...if you have other quilts to use.


The Quilt Buddy said...

Great job with the quilting!