Monday, 20 July 2009

Mile A Minute Finished!

People often ask how long it takes to make a quilt, and recently I've been able to answer that (in my own case). Last year, I made 24 quilts - of various sizes - so, it must have taken me a fortnight! This year, however, I've not finished very many at all (8, actually) which means it's taking me about a month for each! Still, I've now finished my last bodice, the summer holidays are looming, and here's my Mile A Minute for J all done!

I bound it with various pieces of dark grey fabric from my stash. The quilting posed a problem. I couldn't decide whether to do meander, a design with stars, hearts, leaves or what, so I did them all! I started with meander with leaves,

then moved to meander with stars, (this one's a bit wonky, but so what!)


then with hearts.

I added a bit of writing just for fun (this is the 'Boys' from 'The Jersey Boys' which is the West End show he's currently working on),

and finished with double loops.

The label's on, and it's ready for his birthday next month. Hooray! Now for the next one.....

6 comments:

black bear cabin said...

What size is that quilt...it looks huge!!! and oh so colorful!!! :) very cool...cant wait to see what else you create! Wish i could be as prolific!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woooooohooo!!!! very fun! You get lots done if your quilts are a lot smaller. So that's one way to run up the stats ;-)

Contented Caroline said...

That's what I call a proper patchwork quilt. It's lovely Lynda and I'm sure J will treasure it forever. Can't wait to see the next quilt you produce.

sewkalico said...

It's wonderful!

Shasta said...

This is so great - and all the beautiful clever fabrics - and different quilting design. How do you make the quilt - are you piecing onto a foundation?
I see in your previous posts you referred us to the quilting is my passion blog, but it is not available anymoe.

hetty said...

What a fun quilt! J will love it!