Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Trellis Quilt is Finished

Introducing my sixth ever finished quilt: I am calling it the Garden Trellis!  The sun was shining for one morning this week and I was lucky enough to be at home with the Mister, so we dashed up the hill behind our house and took some photos of it, at long last.
I have written a post about the construction of this patchwork top in November, over here.
I took it to Beechwood Quilting in Stirling, Scotland to get it quilted with a swirling stitch in some orange/green/purple variegated thread.  They had it done within two weeks and only cost £83, (that included the wadding) which is much cheaper than the cost to my sanity if I had tackled the job myself.
Brian, who quilted this for me, praised my piecing too.  He said that with so many small pieces he would have expected some stretched kinks and bumps, but my work was very flat and easy to work with.  Yay for me and all that pressing!

 So here are a few more photos of me and my lovely quilt.
I was so pleased to finally see some sunlight that I just put my coat and wellies over my PJs and we raced up the hill to take some shots.  You can at least see some of the backing fabric I chose in this shot though.
In too much of a rush to wait for hair styling or make-up.
I love this shot with the sheep on the hill below us.

One last photo, before the sun is completely covered again.

Back inside, OK, just one more: The obligatory photo of "Cats on Quilt".
Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley, our two Ragdoll cats.
Their names perfectly match their personalities too.
This has been a goal of mine to finish before the end of 2013.
she can quilt
Linking up with Finish-A-Long

21 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt and beautiful photographs:-)

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  2. wow - so beautiful! really lovely work!

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  3. Lovely quilt, beautiful landscape and great cat names :)

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  4. Beautiful - and great photos too. Hope you get lots of time to snuggle with it - not just for cats! juliex

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  5. Oh, what a masterpieceI. I am in awe. It just feels, right, doesn't it to wrap it around you and savor. The scenery in the photo just completes it all!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! I am very lucky to live in such a beautiful countryside.

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  6. Beautiful! Gorgeous photos too :)

    Alison
    x

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  7. How cool, congrats! Brian's a hoot isn't he? :oD

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  8. Absolutely beautiful - you must be so proud of yourself! And those photos are stunning! Well done you :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I really am very pleased with this.

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  9. Oh wow, I am incredibly impressed. So much work, but so worth it. It's beautiful.

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  10. It's a stunning quilt Nessa, well done, you must be very proud of yourself. I love the photos you took outside too!

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  11. Absolutely stunning, and I'm so jealous of your gorgeous setting!

    Love your cats' names too. Absolutely perfect.

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  12. Love the quilt--and what a perfect landscape in which to photograph the quilt! My great-great-grandmother was Scottish, and she wrote often about how much she missed her gardens and her house after immigrating to the US. I can see why!

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  13. Wow!! This is such a gorgeous quilt, Nessa!

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  14. I love the quilt, and your photos are stunning. What a beautiful place to live!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Vanessa!

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  16. Looks lovely! Going from one place to another...I ended up here.:) I am glad I did.
    I love your quilt and I love the pictures.

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