Friday, May 14, 2010

Finished at last

It took me months to do this quilt. Not a new experience for all hand quilters; but I was getting so yarn bored with quilting the reverse. And the rayon backing fabric caused some problems, being so slippery that it was hardly ready to stay where I wanted it to be. This is my second quilt with a binding and the first one with a batting. Now that I won the battle, I'm rather proud and looking forward to give it to my husband tonight, almost six months after his birthday for which this was meant to be a present. I hope it will give him a pleasant and deep sleep.

17 comments:

ArtSparker said...

So beautiful.

Congratulations, Eva and J!

Dream on the wave said...

We all have been following this quilt as well...and it looks beautiful. Great job, well done. I am sure your husband will be really pleased with it.

Chris Gray said...

..of course he will.....

...he'll be wrapped-up in love....

Shayna Prentice said...

I love your and your husband's quilt - such beauty!

Fiona said...

A very lucky man.

Deborah said...

I'm sure it will. It's beautiful! You did a great job!

jude said...

oh. i love seeing this make it to a small journey's end and the the beginning of another!

Art4Sol said...

It turned out very nicely...be proud...he will love it. I'm being tempted by your fabrics...they're wonderful! You've been very busy.

Pat said...

so the korak is complete. lovely to see it and congratulations on finishing.....i've just recently been thinking about korak again.....

Joei Rhode Island said...

Success! Love the colors.

Titus said...

Beautiful! Well done, with love and patience.

Clare Wassermann said...

I love the colours. How about some tuition for us admirers on how you constructed the piece - I know it was in strips but.... Hope he loved it - lucky chap!

Eva said...

Clare, I'll gladly explain. I used a base fabric which becomes invisible in the end, an old bed sheet which I tore into strips. I fixed the visible pieces with folded edges on this bed sheet, each one on the other, covering the cut or torn edges and showing the folded side. So, the pieces overlap each other like roof tiles. This technique is called Korak. Then I added all the strips and sewed them together. The whole process will be shown if you pick the words "bauhaus quilt" from the word cloud at the bottom of my blog.

Rayna said...

Ah, worth the wait, Eva. This is not only a gift of love, it is a beautiful one. I'm sure Jens will be warm and happy under his Bauhaus quilt.
love,
Rayna

LDH said...

Beautiful, Eva. Slightly reminds me of an Amish quilt in color and design.

Susan said...

wow! this is beautiful - I really like the colors and patterns

Diane said...

Congratulations! I am so proud of you, what a wonderful gift. I am sure he loved it :)