Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Last few steps before I'm done...


The end is near, I can almost taste it!  I cant fully decide which part of making a quilt is the most fun.  By far, for me free motion quilting is the most enjoyable part, but the most exciting part of making a quilt is adding the finishing touches, hiding those last few missed thread tails, squaring up the quilt and making the binding and sewing it on.

Securing the padded hearts well before top-stitching it down on top the quilt.
Hiding thread tails between the layers.
Trimming the excess batting and backing, squaring it up.


I've used the last remaining strips from the jelly roll to make the binding strips.  I starched it really well, that way I have the best control, and while sewing it on the quilt there's hardly any shifting.


Now all that is left to do, is hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt, and I still need to make a label.  Watch this space for the big reveal... :-)

Happy quilting.

23 comments:

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous quilt love the love heart and the quilting is spectacular. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Linda @ With A Blast said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi from a fellow South-African ! Love your quilts :-)

cherrysprinkle said...

this is beautiful and the quilting is stunning!

Rene Sharp said...

Looking forward to it, it is going to be a great reveal!!

Malini said...

WOW! this quilt is so amazing. Love your brilliant idea of feathers popping out of the heart. Wonderful quilt and quilting!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Your quilting is just incredible!

Karin said...

That is just beautiful

Ana Lopes said...

Such a darling quilt! Love the soft colours! Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

made by ChrissieD said...

Stunning Marelize and so much detail :)

traceyjay said...

too cute! What beautiful quilting too!

Deborah Hamilton said...

It is really beautiful. The little hearts are so special.

Diana Mattoni said...

I cannot wait to see this finished quilt. You've thought out every detail and the free motion quilting is just breathtaking!

Connie said...

How beautiful and your feather quilting....spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
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Janet M. said...

This quilt just keeps getting more intricate! I love all the quilting and the added applique on the finish is great! Binding is almost done...can't wait to see the finish!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Such a pretty quilt! and the quilting is beautiful!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Can't wait to see this! Such great quilting. An amazing quilt for sure. Do you feel like a pro at FMQ ? because it looks like it:)

Maartje Quilt said...

I admire your quilting. Such a beautiful quilt!

Vicki said...

Very precious!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I agree with everyone...inspiring quilting!

kim said...

The quilting is awesome! And I've never seen puffy appliqué hearts before, I LIKE them!

Kelly Young said...

Marelize, your quilting really amazes me. You have such intricate detail in your stitching! I have loved watching this quilt come together.

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

LynCC said...

Marelize, this is such a fabulous quilt!!!! I just LOVE the added hearts on top of an already super-cool-quilted project. Fantastic all the way through :D

Rosa said...

Just stunning and the hearts added are super cute.I love all baout your quilt!

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