Friday, 28 November 2008

On the wall at last.

I started this wall hanging about 18 months ago at a workshop at my local quilt shop. The design is taken from a Rikky Tims DVD called "Quilting Caveman Style". No rulers are used, the cutting is done free hand which makes a change from what I'm used to. I've done some free motion quilting on it which I'm pleased with and embellished it with beads.


The colours are more true to life in this picture. I played around with the photos in Photo Shop and altered the first picture too much although I think I prefer the colours of the altered one.
I'm pleased with the quilt but it doesn't lay flat, I guess this is because it has not been measured but I suppose that the whole idea of quilting caveman style!
I finished it a few months ago and have been waiting for it to be hung on the wall. It was going in the hall but I changed my mind and it's now in my sewing room. Despite saying that it's probably not supposed to lay flat I can't bring myself to hang a wobbly quilt where other people will see it. I suppose I'll just have to make another quilt for the hall - eventually.
Bye for now, Maria.

13 comments:

Things Hand Made said...

Its really nice and if its caveman style then caves don't have flat walls anyway!

Jude said...

I love the colours, so vibrant and fresh. Wobbly quilt? suit the walls in our house then!!!

Jackie said...

don't worry about wobbly things..just look at Carol naylor and Alice kettle..they make a virtue of it. And it was worth finishing too.

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh I love it! Beautiful bright colors and the 'not straight' cutting looks amazing.

Rachel said...

Wow, I love those colours! Wobbly or not, your quilt is beautiful. :)

sewkalico said...

I like it!

wonderwoman said...

its just gorgeous colours and looks really great! perhaps i should try that as even with a ruler my efforts are all wobbly!

Kris said...

Love it! Both colourways! Beautiful work. I would hang it until I created something I loved more!

Primrose Corner said...

Those colours are wonderful. You made me smile about the wobbly thing. I'm sure cavemen didn't worry about wobbly quilts. It's probably part of how that design is supposed to lay. Be liberated celebrate the 'wobbly'and hang it where others can enjoy it vibrant colours. It's lovely.

Marie said...

Hey Maria, Stop by my blog you have been given an award!Hugs, Marie

Simone de Klerk said...

Hi Maria, I was really wondering what you have been making lately. Do hope to get to see some pictures soon (O:

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Hi Maria! What a lovely quilt, the colours are so pretty. I also saw all the lovely fabric you have been buying...oh I'm so jealous....Hee! Hee!

Mary

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