Saturday, June 23, 2007

Trip Around The World top is complete (phew!)

Well, I bit the bullet today and decided to finish the top of this Trip Around the World quilt. A year ago my cousin asked me to make her a quilt, and she said she'd pay for everything, and pay me a bit as well :) So, I told her of course! She told me the colors and I helped pick the pattern of it. So, this is what I came up with! I used fusible gridding to make this. In my opinion, it makes it go quicker and the seams are much straighter. I enjoyed making this one! I think I'll put a small border on this, though I am not sure what color. I am going to send my cousin the photos and ask her what she prefers. Then I'll send it off to be quilted :D I am so glad I got this done finally. I felt bad I took so long to get it done. I am tired, must go sleep...
My baby trip around the world is now hanging above my bed. I love it there. I plan on making more wall hanging quilts, they are too cute :D

14 comments:

KarenV said...

It's beautiful!

Judith said...

Beautifull. It is just gorgeous already

Vonna said...

How lovely Heather :)

Carol said...

Congratulations Heather! It is stunning, and you have really been able to get a lot of quiltiing done lately - all of which is so beautiful!

Dawn said...

It is gorgeous! I am just drooling over it! You are a very talented lady:)

Psst..congrats to you, I'll be sending you a gift:)

Edda said...

This is very beautiful Heather. I just love the colours you´ve used for this.

Lizzy said...

Oh, my Heather! It's Gorgeous! Your cousin will be delighted I know!!! :-) The colours are beautiful and it looks so cosy! :-)

You've been so busy with your quilting and stitching whilst I was MIA... and so many lovely finishes and gifties too! :-)

Thank you so much, Hun for thinking of me... Your Sweet and lovely words of encouragement are always an inspiration!!! You are such an Angel, Heather and I am blessed to have you for a friend!!!

Much love and {{{Hugs}}} Sweetie!

Nicole said...

The quilt looks amazing! What is this fusible gridding stuff?

Your wall one looks like one I made as a wedding gift a while back:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1504832103047091752oFeYnJ

I used a tube technique (is that common?) so I could just sew long strips together, connect the two ends, cut the rows and then unpick one small seam which differed depending on the placement in the quilt and sew the rows together.

The bed quilt looks amazing and I always enjoy following your blog!

Kendra said...

Yet another beautiful quilt...you are so talented!

:-)

Barbara said...

Both the baby-size version and the full size ones are simply gorgeous! WOW!

Wendy said...

Outstanding!!! Heather, your quilting is so stunning. I know that is a lot of sewing, all those seams...ohmigosh! Your cousins will be so thrilled when she sees this magnificent quilt. And your baby one is just as wonderful!

Michelle said...

Both quilts are gorgeous! Congrats on having finished the big one, what a task!!

Jenna said...

Oh ... my ... gosh. It's just stunning! Your cousin will be over the moon. WOW!

Leena said...

Wonderful!! What a fantastic quilt!