Friday, 17 December 2010

Browngellow Finito!

Thanks for all your lovely compliments on my BrownGellow quilt! Many of you asked how I would quilt it - it's time for the big reveal: (drum roll)

Can't see much of the quilting there, can you? Good thing there are close-ups below!

I think I was inspired by a bead-curtain, 70s style :) Maybe because of one of the fabrics in my Chicks & Elephants quilt?



This is the backing fabric - I bought it on sale last year, 3$ a yard or so - I really love those types of colours and I could even abide the large floral print which usually isn't my style.


Meandering on the brown fabrics:


And a leafy, ranking vine all around the border - I went out of my usual comfort zone and used a thread that definitely didn't blend in! I concentrated hard when quilting and am happy to say that there are no major kinks in the vine, so I'm happy to show off the distinct quilting!


I know I marked this quilt done in my sidebar, though I admit that I have about 3 feet of binding to do. But technically, it's done :) Yay! All for me, too, harharhar!

I'm almost done writing up the tutorial for how I made this quilt! It's a bit more work than my usual quilts, though patterns are hard to compare - definitely worth the effort though, I'd say :)

4 comments:

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is absolutely spectacular! I love the multiple borders, LOVE the bead curtain quilting, love it all! Great finish.

Crispy said...

Oh Christine I LOVE the quilting you did on this quilt. I think it's wonderful that you are keeping it all for YOU!!

Crispy

Katie B. said...

Awesome! Love the quilting.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Christine, it looks GREAT!