I think I really deserves a glass of red wine right now . Today I finished the top of my Phebe quilt !!
Today I could turn the page in this book over to the last page.
I started this quilt late september last year after have seen it on Quiltefestivalens quilt exhibition. First time I got to see this quilt was in Shipshewana november 2013 and it was Edith who had made it. I could not get this quilt out of my head, but I had no idea of making this BIG quilt with SO much work. But when I saw this quilt again at the Quiltfestival here in Norway september last year, I knew I had to start sewing it. I have had so much fun in the progress. You all know I love to do needleturn applique and this quilt has a lot of it.
Thanks to the rainy summer I have spendt a lot of time in the sewingroom. And one of my goals this summer vacation was to finish this top.
I have experienced that a quilt this size weights a lot. It was heavy and hard to handle some times. And I wished I had a bigger ironing board.
There has been A LOT of pinning the last days. And sewing with lots of pins in the quilts hurts. My arms and my tummy has got a lot of stings.
Getting so into the sewing that you don’t notice that you runs out of thread in the bobbin is not so fun. Manage to sew almost two yards without noticing it. So just pin it all over again, fill the bobbin and sew the seam again.
It was a emotionell moment when I sewed the last inches.
I have had no problems with the seams in this quilt. I know where my 1/4 inch seam allowance on my Janome is. And I sewed the sawtooth border as foundation paper piecing and did not remove the paper until the next border was sewed on. Think that helped a lot getting the exact measurements for the borders.
As you all know I love doing needle turn applique. And this quilt has a lot.
One thing I have to learn………check the quilt size ……..and understand how big 87x87 inches really are LOL But now when I can see this quilt covering the bed I am SO HAPPY I have made it. Now I have to figure out how to quilt it. Do I quilt it myself or do I send it away. Have no idea yet. Just want to enjoy the look of it for a while now and just relax with another SMALL project.
Saying for today: