14 October 2011

october finish


After a year in the making, my Ghastly spiderweb quilt is ready to be used. And today I'm happy to share some pictures:


A blue sky and sun has been rare around here lately. The sun bleaches out the colors a bit on the pictures...



For a while I was planning to do hand-quilting with big stitches and perle cotton. I ended up quilting this by machine, following the edges of the webs and extending the lines across the border.



This last picture shows the quilting from the back. A "photo - strip" is incorporated with two Hope Valley prints. I was a bit short on this backing fabric, and had to be very frugal making the back big enough. Basting a quilt with a small back is no fun, so I'll try to avoid that next time. The quilt measures 58" * 74". I used Quilters Dream cotton batting, again...

Outside, the trees are looking more and more like the mix of green and orange in this quilt. There's no doubt about it fall is here! Hopefully this weekend we'll see some more of the blue sky.

Thank you all for leaving me such nice comments on my last post! The 30's stash buster tumbler top has inspired me to think of 2012 as the year of using from stash, daring to dive into the collected designer fabrics. At least that's an ambition!

Wish you all a lovely weekend, with or without fabric and thread!

; )

27 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love those subtle shades of orange and green. Terrific that you have it finished for the season. It's a very fun quilt.

Kiera said...

Beautiful! That took a lot of work and the quilitng looks amazing. Great job!

Nina Lise Moen said...

How pretty, Marit! All those quilting lines must have taken you for ever.

Mary said...

Marit! This is fabulous!

Kristine said...

I love this quilt!!!! Great job!!

Sujata said...

Your machine quilting looks so amazing! The shades of Orange and Green you chose are so perfect for the season.

Barb said...

Great Quilt Marit!
Your quilting is stunny - enjoy your new finish!

Carla said...

Oh my goodness, Marit! How I love your quilts and this one is a definite favorite...the quilting, the fabric, the colors and especially how you arranged the strips in the web sections....wonderful. Enjoy your fall quilt and hopefully, some blue skies this weekend.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I just adore everything about this quilt! The colours are fantastic and the quilting looks unbelievable :)
Do you have a pattern for it?
xxx

Wonky Girl said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing all the photos ;)
Fall and Halloween quilts are my fav.

Mary said...

This is a great quilt. Love the colors.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your Gastly Spiderweb is wonderful! I love the way you've quilted it. And I love the progression from green to orange. Beautiful quilt!!

Jenny said...

amazing!
gorgeous!

Maxine said...

Your Ghastly spider wed is wonderful..Also do you have a pattern? Totaly amazing. Now I know what to do with some of my Ghastly fabric...Oh I hate to cut it up

Heather said...

Fabulous - with a capital F!!!

x, H

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

SO MUCH FUN!!! love that blend of orange and lime green!! You are so great!

jenni said...

This is so incredibly fabulous. And the quilting! Holy wow.

Mary Keasler said...

Oh Marit, that is absolutely delightful. Your colors are perfect!

Char said...

Thank you for sharing. It's a great quilt.

CitricSugar said...

That is a beautiful spiderweb! I love the angle you chose for your triangles; it really adds drama to the shape.

Jan said...

So cool! Love the quilting view of the back, too :)

sewkatiedid said...

I think this is one of my favorite quilts EVER! Love this line and have plans for a skirt, but looking more like next Halloween again.

Lisa said...

Gratulerer med at du er ferdig med dette vakre teppet!! En kjempejobb du har gjort!
Ha en fortsatt god kveld! :)

Doris said...

I adore this, Marit! I'm participating in the Ghastlies Blog Hop starting next week, and I have a recently finished spider web quilt to share soon!

jacquie said...

i've always wanted to use this fabric in something...you did it! amazing!!

Theodora quilts said...

very nice use of scraps ,the strip quilt is an interesting way of using up scraps of strips and ofcourse the spiderweb quilt is awsome I have one in the works,I am trying to use up my scraps ,but it seems as if it's impossible do they multiply on ther own LOL .

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Fabulous quilt and a great combination of colours and fabrics! Love the way you quilted it too...really accentuates the pattern in the blocks.