Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Quilt

Well here it is- the "Australian Wildflowers" quilt.
I apologise for the bad photo angle but I had to climb up a tall ladder to be able to take the photo but you get the idea.
The first small border was from a piece of hand dyed fabric that a member had which when cut in strips allowed us to produce the lovely shaded effect that we achieved.
When I was doing the second larger border I goofed up real good.
I was supposed to do the side strips first -but-moving along in my merry old way I started with the top--duh.
When I realised my mistake (with the help of a friend) I realised that I didn't have enough fabric to cut another strip and we didn't want to have a join in the border so we came up with the idea of putting in a corner block.
I would like to say that I knew what I was doing and it was planned that way but I would be lying and what the heck it has turned out ok in the end.
We finished it off with a dark green binding.
We are all very pleased at how it has turned out and I think it will be a great money raised for the Embroiderers Guild.

Well done everybody.


Julie H said...

The quilt is beautiful Doreen - and the corner squares look perfect. Are you selling raffle tickets? Or is it some other sort of fundraiser? I am sure either way it will be very successful.

Heather said...

I couldn't hold the camera steady if I was up a tall ladder! The quilt is beautiful and the corner blocks were a great idea - they really set it off. You knew that all the time!! Well done to all of you - anyone would be delighted to own the quilt and I hope you raise loads of money with it.

maggi said...

A really beautiful end result. I hope that it raises lots of money for the Guild. Whoever wins it will be very lucky.

Ati. Norway. said...

Beautiful quilt Doreen.You will raise much money for it, I guess.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You took this while you were up on a ladder??? You are a brave woman!
It turned out beautifully and I think that the corner squares were meant to be there and that they weren't a result of a mistake at all. I think without them that the darker border might have been a bit too much. It should raise lots of money!

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Debbi Baker said...

Great result Doreen and I also think the corner blocks added something!

Maureen said...

That's a lovely quilt Doreen, certainly can't tell you goofed, hope it raises lotsa money!!

Janet said...

It's beautiful!! If you hadn't told me I would never know the corner blocks weren't intended!