Thursday, 20 January 2011

Teenage Angst completed

Most of my Christmas holidays were taken up with the completion of this quilt. It didn't quite make it for Christmas but the last stitch was put in on New Years Eve. I was very pleased with the final result and so was Jonathan.
Here is the finished quilt.

Each block is surrounded by a quarter inch of red which although time consuming really enhanced the colours of the quilt. The red represents the fire of a mother and son's relationship in the teenage years.

Many of the blocks have special meanings to Jonathan - particularly the cat block - we do still have four cats but they are a different four to the ones we had when the quilt was started!

The back is also pieced - as I said before I really love pieced backs! I have used sample blocks for the back and Ohio stars which we have been making in my patchwork classes.I didn't actually have one piece of fabric big enough for the back so piecing it was the natural solution.

And finally a label made on my new Janome.

Life has been hectic over the last few weeks with lots of celebrations for Geoff's 50th Birthday. I have also embarked on a large project to turn one of our bedrooms into a sewing room. This is a very big job as it currently houses loads of toys and other teenage stuff. Spent today packing Rob's extensive Jurassic Park dinosaur collection into boxes for storage in the loft.

My next big project is my City & Guilds wholecloth quilt which is based on Welsh Celtic designs. I will try to keep you up to date with my progress.

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Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Congrats on finally getting it all done.

anthea said...

I love the quilt and the red really sets the whole thing off, its lovely

Susan Briscoe said...

Yes, the red works very well. Love the pieced back too - the kind of details that make a quilt stand out (just a shame that 'back art' can't be seen at shows).

Angela said...

Your finished quilt looks fabulous.

Quilthaze said...

I'm not surprised Jonathan is pleased - it looks great! I love the pieced back too.

Sue Wild said...

That looks a great quilt. Black and white are quite powerful colours that it needs one more colour. Well done on getting that done and glad then Jonathan likes it.
It makes so much difference to have a sewing room, I've been lucky to have had one since both Alex and Sarah left for uni (and never returned) but a word of warning (from experience) you do acquire more stuff to expand into the space!!

Unknown said...

Very nice work and it looks like 3d quilt. Quilting is one of my hobby and i also work whenever i get time. I also have tried some of these types of quilts. Congrats on completion of such a nice piece.
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