Friday, January 4, 2013

First Finish of the Year!

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I  put the final stitches into the binding of the peony quilt yesterday.  It then went straight to the washer and this is the results.  I love that I used a wool batting as this quilt was made as my cuddle quilt.
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So its new home is over the back of the sofa, ready to keep me warm and toasty.

24 comments:

  1. Boy, that's gorgeous! Well done on your finish! I'm still working on just a little one. Now if everyone would leave me alone! LOL

    I love wool batting!

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    1. Hope to see yours some day! I need to spend more time stitching and less time on the internet

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  2. I love a quilt fresh out of the washer and dryer! Good finish.

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  3. Wow! It looks wonderful!! All those beautiful small stitches. You will enjoy staying warm under it :0)

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  4. it turned out beautiful!!! love it....great quilting design...nice work! great start to a new year!!

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    1. Thanks Tim, that means alot coming from you. Hope you are adapting well to the floor frame. Baptist fans are a great design to do on a floor frame.

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  5. Beautiful! What brand of wool batt did you use? Can't beat wool for a warm quilt.

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    1. I used Hobbs, it sure is a warmer quilt than a cooton batting.

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  6. Superb ! well done - it does look cuddly and the hand quilting gives it that dimension :)
    Every Stitch

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    1. Thank you, I am really enjoying being under it on this chilly night

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  7. It gorgeous. I never used a wool batting but I can imagine that it feels very warm.

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  8. absolutely beautiful, wow.
    I love the look of the wool batting
    thanks for sharing
    Kathie

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    1. I try to use wool in quilts I intend to use on a bed or as a cozy quilt. Thanks for stopping by and the inspiration your blog gives me.

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    2. I try to use wool in quilts I intend to use on a bed or as a cozy quilt. Tha

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  9. How did you wash your quilt with the wool batting? Did it shrink up like a cotton batt would? It is a lovely quilt.

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    1. Robin, Thanks for stopping by. I used hobbs wool batt and it is washable as is most that is produced. I just threw it in the washer in warm water and then into the dryer at a regular setting. I found that it shrinks less than cotton, and is oh so warm.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous! I haven't tried wool batting yet but I would like to.

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt.. a family heirloom :)
    Congrats on a big finish.

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  12. gorgeous! lovely hand quilting and what a nice blog

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