Monday, October 6, 2008

almost finished . . .

The Red Quilt is almost finished.  I can't believe how quickly the pearl thread quits.  I have enjoyed working on it this week while watching a bit of TV in the evenings.  Now for the binding.  I had to give it another post as I'm just a little pleased with it.  I have included a photo of the back which I pieced with left over bits and other favourite reds.
Spring is definitely here in Ballarat.  The trees are shooting away and it's lovely to see leaves on them again after a long winter.



. . . this is the back

back to school today, and it wasn't so bad.  Everyone was fresh and ready to go for the final term of the year.   The count down is on now for the long holiday.

44 comments:

On my Verandah.. said...

I Love your Quilt Annie..so fresh Looking..even the back looks Great...Lovely pics of your Garden too.
cheers
maree

our shabby cottage said...

Gosh it looks great Annie - I want one now!! Maybe in pink and white though!! (I don't have a lot of reds) hee hee Kathryn. XX

PS. glad your first day back wasn't so bad,

Jodie said...

ridiculously spectacular my dear. I am in awe of it.
I can't wait till the big holiday - think how much fun we will have.

Jodie

Kate said...

It is gorgeous!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annie!! Love the red and white together. I can't wait to try a quilt with perle cotton quilting.

Michelle said...

the quilt looks so good...amazing colours...
love the flowers...

upstateLisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! do you quilt with a frame or just on your lap?

Robyn said...

I'm loving that quilt - even the back is pretty!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Annie your red quilt looks just amazing...I love it..

Bernadette said...

It looks gorgeous Annie, it even makes me want to handquilt one with perle cotton!

Suzie said...

I love your Red Quilt, it looks just great and the quilting is so lovely! And the back is also pretty! Beautiful job!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS Annie - love, love, love the fabrics and the white sashing and the red quilting! It is for me isn't it??????!!! Lucy x

Cass said...

That quilt looks lovely I love the reds

jacquie said...

oh annie, i adore this. and the back is so wonderful...just striking. it's so reversible!!!

Laura said...

Gorgeous!!!!

picciolo said...

I'm not surprised you are pleased with it Annie it looks great, both sides!
: )

wonderwoman said...

your quilt is lovely, both sides !

lovely pics - we're going the other way - autumn is well and truly here!

x

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is coming along nicely. I think I will try a quilt with the Pearl cotton.

Guðrún said...

The back of the quilt is also beautiful.

Lynn said...

your quilt looks fabulous! I LOVE the reds.

(by the way, I found your blog through Ricrac's blog through her giveaway...)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that quilt and love the outline stitching - fabulous in red. Such a darling quilt!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That is looking fantastic love the reds...and the back looks fantastic as well...am very jealous of the girls get together...that would have affected detox week! Tracey

Meredith Teagarden said...

Amazing your spring begins as we fall into Autumn!

thornberry said...

Your quilt is coming along so beautifully - the combination of colours is so pretty!

Jenny said...

Wow!!What a stunning front and back-you have really done a great job co-ordinating the fabrics-no wonder you are pleased. Glad your first day back was ok and that big holiday isn't that far off either!

sandra said...

I love your quilt! The colours are gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I just linked over from Ric-Rac, and discovered your darling red quilt. I love the contrasting red and white with accents of green. I might have to make myself one.

Melanie said...

Hi Annie, your quilt is lovely. I think the way you did the sashing was so original.

Beautiful plants -here we've had a lot of wind and rain so my hopes for a crisp Autumn of kicking up the leaves has disolved into an unruly soggy mess. :-( Maybe I'll grow up next year? LOL

Ilove the way you manage to get so close with your photos.

Muddling Through said...

I love your red quilt, Annie! It is just perfect and that hand stitching - wow!
I can feel the excitement in your garden. Ours are getting ready for a little winter nap. (Not a very long one though, thank God!)

Catherine said...

This red and white quilt is just gorgeous!! Are they still fresh at your school? We are in Week 3 and day light savings has just started so it has created lots of ratty and unsettled people!! Its our Show Day tomorrow so a sewing day at home!!Yippee!! Cathy

Apryl said...

beautiful blog, some really outstanding photography and that quilt is so pretty.

Stephanie said...

Well of course the front is so pretty but I do love patchy backs.

Rachelmp said...

Looking fantastic Annie!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love the quilt - so beautiful - I really really love the red stitching as well - did you do that all by hand - amazing! Very cute picture of the snail too!

Lavon said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the look of your blog with all the flowers.

I love flowers and sewing as will. This is my first visit to your blog and I will add you to my list of blogs to read.

Hugs
Lavon

rousabout studio said...

That quilt is gorgeous, I wish I had the confidence to just choose the fabrics and get on with my quilt project plans (Aunt becs 9 patch) Your fabrics are divine and very modern yet still cottagey too. It would go with anything!! yummy, Id love one in browns....

colourdujour said...

red and white always looks so fresh and clean! sweet!

Leanne said...

Your red quilt is lovely. you are now one week closer to the long weekend...but who is counting.

Selina said...

I love that quilt! It rocks!

tcalamity said...

Ive to say Annie, your quilts are Fab.. I was thinking of attempting one for my 1 yr old but I'm not that clever....your very talented hun..
xx
t

Muddling Through said...

Annie, it is BEAUTIFUL. Now the only problem for me is cleaning up all this drool. :)

Christine said...

Love your Red Quilt. The perle quilting looks fantastic.
Christine

Jelly Wares said...

The red quilt looks gorgeous Annie!!! Can't wo see it finished.

Jodie :)

Helz said...

Luvin your Red Quilt Annie... The Back is AS... Stunning!!! So.... Enjoying ***ALL*** of your Garden Shots Too.