Here is my entry to the fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival run by Amy of amyscreativeside !
This is my first entry and it is just hot of the sewing machine!
For those of you new to my blog I posted about this quilt yesterday but I still had borders to quilt and the binding to put on! I didn't believe I could finish in time ....but this is the lesson this quilt has taught me - believe you can and you will!
It started with a workshop in November 2009 with Carolyn Forster!
I finished the top but was daunted by it's size - how was I ever going to quilt something that big??
It sat on a shelf until I got stuck into it this month - working from the middle to the outside edge - machine quilting it.
I am fairly new to Free Motion Machine Quilting and just started back in September 2011 - practicing over six weeks with Cindy at Fluffy Sheep on a virtual meet up for FMQ Friday! To begin with my FMQ was pretty dire....
But with practice I got more confident and tried bigger and bigger things to quilt - so this is the biggest thing I have quilted and also the most complicated quilting I have done! I didn't believe I could! But you never know whether you can do something until you try can you?
So here are the borders and binding I finished this morning....
And here is the quilt back.....
Plus some close ups of the quilting
And here is the obligatory photo of the rolled up quilt
And one final shot just to show you how close I was to not entering this quilt...
I am so pleased it is finished and it has exceeded my expectations. And what's more it is destined for my bed!
(just in case you are voting - I am number 520! Nomination form here! and it is all quilted on a domestic sewing machine - hint, hint - teehee!)