Friday, October 1, 2010

The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt

As promised, here is the final sewn together Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt! My gorgeous cousin Alice and beautiful mother Amanda and I have been madly cutting, arranging, sewing and finishing off the quilt this week.

Today Alice and I will be sewing on the back (scroll down to see the backing fabric) and batting. Tomorrow mum will help us sew on the edging, which will be a thin strip of the striped backing fabric sewn diagonally to create a candy stripe/air mail envelope edge. We have used little squares of the backing fabric in the corners of each border, hopefully it all ties nicely together. Then we will get to quilting around each square. Such a big job, but we are nearly there!

Thank-you to all our seamstresses who came to Tuesday night sewing group. You were so great and we couldn't have gotten this far without you. Thank-you to all the ticket purchases! They are still rolling in gracefully. AND we have another absolutely gorgeous donated prize which I will announce on Monday.

I hope you all have a really great weekend, whatever it may bring.


catie_mac said...

Looks amazing Lizzy!

x Catie

Jenna said...

holy moly that would have taken forever! very impressed!

NessaKnits said...

Very lovely. Well done!