Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rose Marie-Top is done!

Could have titled this post ..... Winter is done! But, who would we be kidding? Today, it's -6C with light snowflurries.

The top is finished and will have to be put aside for now so that some Xmas gifts can be finished. This piece measures 53" wide x 55" long.

So many thanks to all of you that left comments on my posts about my project. Your kind comments and encouragement kept my interest going so that I could finish this piece instead of just giving up and putting it aside for something else.

Thank you, Tonya, for the great tutorials and for offering this class. It has been a blast for me to do something without ... gasp .... templates and has opened up a new area of quilting for me! :o) I have been wanting to try something free form and this opportunity just jumped out at me to grab onto and do it!

For quilting this piece, I think both machine and hand quilting will be combined as there are a lot of layers to go through and stitch stabbing will just be tedious. Also, by combining the two, this piece will get finished faster and I do want to hang this quilt up this winter (heck, officially winter hasn't even arrived yet).

It has been fun to scroll through the various posts to see what everyone else has been doing. I think our class is so creative with such a vast variety of ideas coming along.

Have a great day and have fun quilting!


QuiltingFitzy said...

This is just SO cute, and those icicles just set it off perfectly.

I won't finish mine this year, but I'll still work on it. I can't get it out of my brain!

Carol E. said...

Wow, I didn't know yours was that large! I wish I could see it in person! Mine is 32" x 33".

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fantastic. It turned out so incredibly well. Combining machine and hand quilting is a marvelous idea.

you're so very welcome. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed working this way and will keep playing with it!