Monday, March 7, 2011

Voile -a

It's been a long time since I posted about this hand quilting project but I have finally put the last stitches into my Anna Maria Horner voile quilt ..... now happily residing on my bed.

quilt on bed

Each square is quilted in a coordinating Perle 8 colour (single thread)

Fushia block detail

Once this was done, I wanted to add some more contrasting quilting so I used lots of different contrasting Perle 8 threads (doubled) to create a grid across the whole quilt

quilt detail

And these are all the pretty coloured threads I had to play with. (Purchased here)

Perle 8 threads

This quilt is so amazingly soft. The combination of the voile (front and back) and the hand quilting makes for a deliciously soft and floaty quilt.

Now I need to get back to some other WIPs languishing in the cupboard.

I'm very pleased to have this one finished.
Hope you've had some pleasing finishes lately.

Andi xx

41 comments:

One Flew Over said...

SO beautiful Andi x

Pinky said...

just gorgeous!! Can I ask what brand/where you get your perle threads from? I want to use them for hand quilting my still to be finished Candied Hexagons...

red in oz said...

It looks fabulous Andi, I have the whole collection waiting for me to start making mine, I'm feeling inspired now, just a couple of things to finish off first!

Beth Gracie said...

real;y fantastic. i imagine it feels so silky soft!

upstateLisa said...

gorgeous! gorgeous threads! I am hand quilting too but just using the ecru!

Jen said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING! What a beautiful quilt!!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! So so so much work!

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!!!

bec said...

Gorgoues and yummy! Are you sending snap off to Anna?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just gorgeous Andi!! The hand quilting really adds so much to the finished quilt. Your colour range of perle cotton is so pretty.

Michelle said...

That's the most stunning quilt I've seen in quite a while! Beautiful!

Christine said...

It looks fantastic, love the Perle thread hand quilting.
What size needle did you use?

cheers
Christine

peppermintpatcher said...

This is thorough gorgeousness!

Lorraine said...

That's a heavenly quilt ... love , love the hand quilting .

Tania said...

All I can say, is that going to bed, in your house, must be such an anticipated EVENT! Bloody glorious.

flowerpress said...

Just beautiful Andi, and I love your post title too :-)

anna said...

Oh Andi that is just so exquisite. I love it. I am making my first ever quilt ad need some quilting advice - might email you.

Samelia's Mum said...

I can only imagine how many hours of handquilting went into making this quilt. It's soooooooo beautiful.

Marit said...

Gorgeous, Andi! It looks so luxurious with all the fantastic hand quilting. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Kate said...

Utterly Awesome
If I made this I might have to get separate bed to sleep in so we can a. admire quilt constantly b. not damage quilt.
Genius

Lisa said...

That is so lovely! Those voiles are gorgeous and look great all together!

Mary said...

Photos so don't do this justice. Love the post title too.

Tanya said...

Miss Clever Andi, that quilt is so full of gorgeousness and I bet it is light and soft and lovely. Hope you feel very proud

Quilts on Bastings said...

This is beautiful Andi, gorgeous colours and fabulous hand quilting. I am sure it feels wonderful!

Tim Gwynn said...

Lovely in every way!

karlyn Jackson said...

Gorgeous

katrina said...

Andi! This is AMAZING. I'm so completely in awe of the quilting! I'm too chicken (still!) to start a hand-quilting project...so beautiful.

Lisa said...

So beautiful! The hand quilting is just lovely.

Hideaway Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE the hand quilting and that fabric is some of the prettiest ever.

Beth said...

It's beautiful! I love the colours and all that hand quilting must have taken forever, but it's so worth it. Lovely :)

The WoodLand School said...

This quilt is absolutely spectacular. Really, really breathtaking!

Alisa said...

Wow! It's an amazing quilt. I love the hand quilting!!

Bellgirl said...

Yay, it's finished! and it's sublime :)

lynlindsay@tpg.com.au said...

Lovely quilt, it does look very soft, love the colours and the simplicity of the design, the quilting looks fantastic.
Well done, when can I come to stay???

Lyn

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Stunning!! Such tiny stitches!! Very beautiful Andi xox

The Calico Cat said...

I know I am not supposed to covet, but....

pamela said...

Oh my that is so beautiful!! I can only dream of making something like that someday...
Pamela.Adams62@gmail.com

Erica said...

Wow, this quilt is truly a beauty. Lots of admiration coming your way. x

alioop said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous and so soft - I got to see and touch it at our MMQG sit and sew day.
Wonderful colours just beautiful!!

Kristy said...

That is stunning! So happy to have stumbled upon your blog! So much colorful inspiration!

Kristie said...

This is so incredibly beautiful. I have a stack of this fabric I have been hoarding for a year, trying to decide on a design for a quilt for me....this is inspiring! Your hand quilting is devine :-)