Saturday, December 16, 2006

And it begins ...

Last night I basted (well, pinned actually) the Atlantic Jewels quilt. It's the one I'm going to give my Mum for Christmas. Thank heavens I haven't given this blog address to anyone in my family! My gift list would be a bust!

After I pinned the quilt, I couldn't help but start quilting just for a little. I am doing a swirly border thing in the sashing strips, and small filler stippling in the outer parts of the stars, and outlining the star points to make them pop up. My picture is not so great, I've been so lazy lately, I'm using the camera phone all the time. I just don't have to play with cables etc with it, it's just so much easier.

It's going to be really hard to give this quilt away as I really love it, and had originally planned to use it on my table. But I know my Mum will love it too, so that will make it worthwhile.

15 comments:

Norma said...

This quilt is beautiful! I can see why you are hesitant to let it go! I guess you will have to make another. *VBS*

Pam said...

Your stippling is very good! Your mum will love this as much as you!

ForestJane said...

And I think if she doesn't like it, it would certainly have a home here at my house. :)

Those little jam-jar seals you're using sure look easier than the pariffin ones I remember my mom doing.

Sandra said...

You have very neat stippling :-) I like to "fabric watch" and I think I have some of that TOT pink coral somewhere :-)

Pam said...

It is a very pretty quilt - and a pretty good picture with a camera phone.

Hanne said...

This will be a beautiful quilt. I am looking forward to see the whole quilt. Your mom will love it.

Hedgehog said...

The quilting looks beautiful!

Those jam seals look super easy, too!

Fiona said...

Everything you do always looks so neat and precise - I'm in awe!

Jan said...

What a beautiful quilt!

joyce said...

Very beautiful quilt and your stippling is so well done. I am impressed with your perfect points.

Carol said...

That quilt is gorgeous!! Well done!

Dawn said...

Oh I love it too! Your mum will love it!

Kathie said...

Your quilting looks great.

I wish my family didn't have my blog address. I'm making all kinds of stuff right now and can't show photos of any of it.

May Britt said...

The star is beautiful and I am looking forward to see the whole quilt.

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely quilt. Hope you get it finished in time :)

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