Monday, January 10, 2011

A prospect of the finished quilt

Although the head (lower part of picture) part is not attached yet, this is a prospect of the quilt in the final stage. What is left to be done: striped part to be quilted, backing fabric to be chosen, probably no batting, then basting, binding and backside quilting -- one stitch per inch or 1 1/2", the yarn between the stitches will be kept inside the quilt. I have no idea what fabric the reverse will end up with. OMG, while I finish one, others do 10 of them...

18 comments:

mokkakissa said...

Oho! Looks like a flying carpet!

Exuberant Color said...

Your quilt is absolutly wonderful. I wish I could still use my hands to do as much handwork as you. It isn't how fast a quilt is made that is important.

Susan said...

Eva, this quilt is beautiful! the colors and there is a timelessness about it that I love too. ...fairy tale dreaming shadowy and mysterious while sleeping under this one...

quick quilts don't look anything like this or have fairy tales in them. : )

happy new year!!

ArtSparker said...

Looks like a shaman would sleep under this for help with visions.

Yael said...

Not true, you made that in an amazing short time, considering it is all hand stitched!

It is so so so beautiful - the colors shine, it is magic with all those creatures, it is like from another land, far away, a wonderland! You are creating a real treasure here Eva, a very artful piece with meaning and character!!!
The dreams under it must be wonderful, yes and the visions coming easily...

Deborah said...

Magnificent!

Eva said...

Susan, I'll try that very soon.

Marion said...

I just love the colours, Eva.
That would have taken me years to make, and never so well.
It's inspiring.

Rayna said...

This one is worth ten others. GORGEOUS!! and yes, magical.

jude said...

ditto

Suzanna said...

It is a feast for the eyes...the dreams will visit...

Eva said...

Have to tell you a secret: I wanted to do something subdued. Now what happened... haha. The same as ever.

Jacky said...

It does look like a magic carpet...just wonderful Eva.

Must be a feeling of achievment being so close to the finish now.

Jacky xox

Eva said...

@ both Suzans: Funny dreams indeed.

Els said...

My o my Eva: if this is "subdued colours" I want to see your "bright"..;-)...!!
I think you did a wonderful ánd quick job with this Reptile-quilt ! (my work is hardly bigger than about 70 cm, or most of the time even less !)

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

this is one of the most beautiful
creations i have ever seen in my
life...it is ecstatic~

deb said...

It's been fascinating watching this quilt come together. Thank you for sharing.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my ... this looks aMAZing!
How wonderful to sleep under a piece of art!