Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pretending to Longarm quilt!

I have had this quilt top finished for such a long time!






It started out as a workshop with Carolyn Forster way back in November 2009.


I then decided it would be good to make it into a quilt for our king size bed - so I put my blocks on point and added a plain alternate square, then added one border, then another...as you do!  Finally it was big enough for our bed!






But at the time it was too big to quilt !  I ran away like the chicken I am and left it on the shelf waiting!  Now for some crazy reason I decided it was time to get it done and put it in the list of quilts to complete in this quarter's Finish-along list!  Well that was the easy part!




But getting over my block on how to quilt it and my dislike of basting I suddenly launched myself into it....you have seen one post about my quilting it.  






Well since then I have been beavering away and quilted all the pieced blocks....and all the alternate squares....and now all the triangles!  




All the blocks quilted!

The folded quilt shot!

Getting more challenging in the quilting...

And here's a close up!

Outside enjoying some fresh air!  And showing those quilted triangles!

Bottom left corner!

The whole thing!

The whole thing from the back!



Yes I am going mad but this time in a good way as this long neglected quilt is getting closer to being finished!  Prepare those trumpets girls as I soon hope to be able to request a fanfare...but not quite yet - still those two borders to quilt!




But soon, I am hoping it will be soon!





28 comments:

  1. Oh my, this one really looks like work. Hat off! (and I'll chime in when it's ready)

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  2. I can't believe that you have managed such beautiful quilting on a domestic machine! Di x

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  3. Yikes...you are a braver woman than I am. Looks amazing.

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  4. Go you - so close to the finish line now, fab quilting.

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  5. Oh Nicky, your quilting on this one is stunning!

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  6. oh good lordy, Nicky it is amazing!

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  7. i'm doing a fanfare now because in my book this is beyond awesome...am in awe of your quilting, Nicky ;-)

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  8. Crikey O'Reilly Nicky! This is fabulous! Who needs a long arm when you've got a Nicky! Jxo

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  9. Wow you've come along way from running scared to diving in at the deep end! You've done and awesome job so far!
    Will a Ukulele do? =D

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  10. Absolutely fantastic! Jude's right, imagine if you HAD a long arm! Nearly there, the borders will be a doddle after that little lot! :)

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  11. That's some most impressive quilting!

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  12. Yay, it looks fab, well done for tackling all that quilting! I'm still at the straight lines and meandering stipple stage...

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  13. O U T standing ! Did you use stencils?? Very beautiful work, however you managed it! :-)

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  14. Wow!! You sure are good at this quilting malarkey ;-)

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  15. Congrats on your great progress! Nice quilting and you're almost done :-)

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  16. How do you do it??? I am so inspired by you Nicky!!! You set your mind to something, figure it out and DO IT!!! AMAZING! Go Nicky Go!

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  17. The quilting is stunning! What talent!

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  18. Oh my goodness it's amazing! Perfect quilting to compliment the pieced squares. Your time and hug effort are shining through! Lovely.

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  19. WOW, I'm speechless! Such a beautiful quilt and the quilting, sigh.... I wish I could do something like it. Hughs from your beepartner in Sweden

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  20. that looks fantastic! I love all the quilting you have done. am limbering up my lips so that I can blow that trumpet!!

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  21. NICKY this is INCREDIBLE!!! I had to use capitals!! You are an amazing quilter!!

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  22. It's stupendous!!! Wow, I'm speechless *standing up and clapping*

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  23. WOW. What more can I say. All that practice, practice practice has certainly paid off. You should be very pleased and proud!

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  24. just awesome quilting Nicky :)

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