Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Klara Annabella is Done

Finally, finally, I have finished the handquilting on the Klara Annabella.

She's pieced on both sides because she's going to be tossed around as a living room throw.

The other side.

This quilt is meant to tie together the twin red sofas and chartreuse drapes.  The final stop in the living room style is a new wall color.


I marked no quilting lines - I just quilted in circles guided by the quilting hoop. The hoop, borrowed from my friend Jeanne, allowed me to quilt on the go. 

I dragged this quilt everywhere since summer 2010.  It's not even a twin size quilt and it took me so long to finish - at this point, I'm not eager to handquilt a whole quilt again.


Now it's home on the sofa for good, a satisfying finish to 2011.


Next year I will start a quilt for Ben.
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18 comments:

Jennifer Jo said...

Lovely! And congratulations!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on such a big finish! Can't wait to see what you do for Ben.

Sylvia said...

Hand quilting is the very best, but like so many things, frequently considered too much bother, too time consuming for a world addicted to ease and speed. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow!

beth said...

Terrific QUILT!

Eva Girl said...

That is so beautiful! I love the colors and your quilting is lovely! Such a good project to end the year with : )

Lisa said...

It took a long time, but how satisfying to finish it!

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

Holy cow! That is such a beautiful end-product! You should be so proud!

Rhonda said...

I like it and your red couches, great idea to put the patchwork on both sides. Seems whenever my husbands folds up a small quilt, he ends up with the plain backing on the outside. If the quilt was patchwork on both sides, then it would always look pretty when he folded it up.

Val said...

Very pretty! I need to get back to quilting myself. I must admit, though, to being a lazy machine quilter....hand quilting is a little bit too much for me! But congrats on finishing all of thsoe tiny stitches on this one.

Miri said...

It's just gorgeous. All the love and attention you put into the quilting will be returned in snuggles I'm sure!

Beth said...

Just beautiful, Margo! Such a great job you've done.

So sorry about the acid reflux, too...I'd be mourning the loss of food variety and freedom, too!

Deanna Beth said...

I have never known what you mean with the ladies' names for the quilts.

Margo said...

DB, most fabric has a name of some sort on its selvedge, the white line printed with color dots along the edge. Usually the fabric has a specific name, as well as the designer or fabric line.
Rather than refer to this quilt by its function (the living room throw quilt), I called it by the fabric names of two of the fabrics: Klara and Annabella. I'm not sure I can even remember which fabric was which name. . .

I hope that answers your question!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I just tried to reach through the computer screen and grab it! Beautifully accomplished, Margo. Just beautiful!

Sarah Barry said...

Beautiful! I know it feels good to complete such a major project. ENJOY.

Deanna Beth said...

Ah! You did the same thing, I think, with the quilt you made early in the blog. I wonder if this is common practice. No one else seemed puzzled.

Polly said...

This is gorgeous. I'm impressed. Quilting seems to me to be one of those things that is beyond my reach, and so time-consuming, spatially-oriented, and complex that I would surely mess it up. I love admiring the hard work and skill of quilters!

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