Friday, July 13, 2012

At the End of the (Cross)Road!

Yes, I am happy to say "Crossroads" is finished!


This is the biggest quilt I've ever machine quilted on 

my home sewing machine....


And it is a monster....

83" by 69"!


(Although I have just read someone describe a 79" by  63" quilt as 'perfect lap 


size'.....that's one big lap!)

It made it very difficult to photograph on my own!


I'm sure there were passers-by wondering what I was 

doing, 

trying to toss it over a fence....


or the playground equipment!

I quilted in a simple grid, straight line quilting....


to match the backing!


This quilt was to be a Christmas present for family 

friends....


but with plenty more winter weather still to come....


I think it might be going to its new home real soon!

Otherwise I might snuggling under it and it won't be 

going anywhere!

Happy days!

SUZ

17 comments:

  1. That such a wonderful quilt. Love the blues and yellow... and the striped fabric really sets it off. I can certainly understand why it's not going anywhere :)

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  2. Oh it looks great!! Will be a fab snuggly quilt for the rest of winter.

    Aren't quilts a pain to photograph! You did well!!

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  3. Hahaha! I love the picture of you trying to toss it over playground equipment! What a fantastic quilt and a fantastic gift! I think this quilt design is so remarkable because of your fabric choices. You definitely kicked it up a couple of notches - if not through the ceiling! The bold colors you used just scream exciting and then adding the high contrast stripes was a brilliant move! I love it!

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  4. Very nice! Love the use of black & white as part of the grid!

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  5. Your quilt has turned out so well. Congrats on handling the big monster through the machine. The photos look just fine!

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  6. This is a wonderful finish and good for you for quilting it yourself!

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  7. Lap quilt!!
    I think it looks great and straight lines are definitely the way to go on the big ones! (OK and the small ones if you a scaredy cat like me!).

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  8. That looks incredible! Loving the colour and pattern! What rude strangers seeing you struggling and not even offering to help hold it! =D

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  9. Yay! Congratulations on your beautiful finished quilt!!! It's absolutely wonderful!! Great photos too, It's fun seeing peoples reactions when out and about photographing quilts.

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  10. Such a beautiful quilt! And I love all of your photos - I am always trying to think of new and interesting ways to take photos of quilts too!

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  11. Woo Hoo! A finish...and a very nice one at that! I especially like the stripes...so clever! Congrats, Susan, on getting that big lap quilt done on your HSM!!

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  12. Love this quilt Suz, such bold bright colours and great design.
    Congratulations on quilting it yourself and the finish!

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  13. Great finish. Not sure how you wrestled a beast that big through your machine though!

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  14. this is a great looking quilt

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  15. this is a great looking quilt

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  16. Lovely quilt it is alway nice to have a finish. I often wonder what people think when I am taking quilt photos.

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  17. What a beautiful quilt! I keep forgetting that a playground would be a great place to photograph a quilt. Oh, wait...I have to finish quilts first before they are ready for photographing....

    Anyway, I really like this quilt!

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