Saturday, 15 September 2007

Stack and slash finished!

I have successfully finished my stack and slash quilt, and I'm very pleased with it. I decided to put a narrow border of dark brown round it, and then another wider border of a tan floral. I went to The Bramble Patch to get the fabrics, and had a good time selecting from their lovely range. After I had put the dark border on, it seemed clear that another border wasn't needed. The dark edge just threw attention back into the centre, and another border would have added nothing except size. I decided to bind in the same fabric, and sent for more fabric rather than another trip to the shop (a personal visit can be expensive, as there's usually something else there I 'need'!)

I had done some machine and hand embroidery along the joins, and added a few pieces of lace too, to make it look a bit more crazy.

Here are some close-ups to give the idea.
The quilt is a lap quilt size, for a friend who will be celebrating her 60th birthday soon. I shall tell her it's a lap quilt, specially designed for old ladies to put over their legs when they're in their wheelchairs, so she'll have to use it as a picnic blanket or sofa throw for a good few years yet!

4 comments:

loulee1 said...

I love the colours you've used for this one.

jovaliquilts said...

I clicked on the photos to see them close up -- the embellishment is really nice!

I hope your friend doesn't need to put the lap quilt over her knees for many years to come. :)

Andrea said...

Very classy looking - that would look wonderful in my living room ! Beautiful !

Juliann in WA said...

The colors in this quilt are very soothing and I love the embroidery touches.