Friday, 9 March 2012

A finished quilt...it's been a while

I finished my Anna Maria Horner flower quilt!

The design is simple patchwork squares mixed with a few pieced patchwork squares all hand quilted using paper templates. I hardly ever make large quilts, I did once when I first started quilting but never again since ;) This one is big enough to cover my bed nicely I didn't measure it exactly but it is about 185cm by 215cm or 74" x 86"


Finished!

I used Hobbs Tuscany silk batting and Little Folks voile for backing which makes this quilt so luxuriously soft and light weight despite it's size - I absolutely love it!!

Hand quilting detail

I decided to commit to a bed full of lush AMH prints and made a few folksy flannel pillow cases as well. I am thoroughly enjoying these warm and rich colours in my bedroom and all the different soft textures to snuggle up under at night.  


A cozy bed

The only problem with my bed being all cozy and warm like this is I never want to leave!

Thank you all for your votes I came in third in the Sew Mama Sew true love contest :) Please check back here Monday as it is my birthday and I plan on doing a little give away to celebrate.

 Have a lovely weekend,

x Leila

38 comments:

  1. such a beautiful quilt, and cushions, too !!!

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  2. Beautiful! The colours are so vibrant, makes me feel all warm and cosy just looking at it :-)
    Great finish :-) and I love your headboard too

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  3. I'd never get up if my bed looked like that! What a gorgeous quilt. All those gorgeous prints all in one place :-)

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  4. What a gorgeous quilt - I love the last shot with it on your bed. No wonder you aren't keen to get up!

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  5. Oh Leila, it's soooo beautiful! Happy birthday for Monday!

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  6. seriously a sea of beautifulness! early birthday wishes! tracie

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  7. wauwie!! heel mooi! Ik vergeet t vast daarom zo alvast... Komen jij en lieve Hunter wel eitjes zoeken met pasen? xxx

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  8. Oh that is just one gorgeous bed! Your hand quilting is spectacular and I love it combined with the simple patchwork. So lovely.

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  9. Really, really pretty :)

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  10. Your bed looks so warm and inviting! I love that beautiful hand quilting that you did...just lovely! Congratulations on the third place win!

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  11. Oh my goodness Leila! Its beautiful! And I wouldnt want to leave that bed either... it looks so snuggly and inviting! How did you like the silk batting? I've been interested to try it for a while now...

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  12. I have been wondering what happened to this quilt, it is stunning! The mix of fibres and fabrics sounds so luxurious

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  13. Looks gorgeous Leila, sounds so wonderfully soft and snuggly too :-)

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  14. It's beautiful Leila! Great quilting too and so snuggly and warm and luxurious. Love it!!

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  15. it turned out amazing leila. I was actually thinking about this quilt of yours the other day and wondering how it was coming along. Of course you don't want to leave the bed, I wouldn't either!!! :) have a great weekend

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  16. this is just plain gorgeous!!!! love every bit of it! so warm!

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  17. That quilt is so rich and full of warm colors I love it. Your work is amazing.

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  18. Absolutely luxurious!
    Enjoy xxx

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  19. Oh Leila ... it's just how I'd imagine you in quilt form ... fantastic!!

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  20. Smashing results! What a fabulours bedhead too!

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  21. it's so beautiful Leila. I am quite smitten by your quilting x

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  22. What an absolutely delicious quilt - it's stunning and your quilting is gorgeous. I'd definitely be staying in bed if I could snuggle in this - heaven!
    Congrats on 3rd place in the True Love comp!

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  23. Wow that's amazing!! Love all the fabrics. =D

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  24. Oh that's gorgeous, no wonder you don't want to get up!

    Congrats on the comp results :o)

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  25. amazeballs! love it! i am going to whip up some pillowcases for myself that will look quite similar to those on your bed!

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  26. it's so beautiful Leila! I would never want to leave that bed either! And gorgeous quilting too.

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  27. Gorgeous - you allow the fabric to do the talking and then add inspired quilting! I'd stay in bed too - can we all fit in! And the little one said "Roll over!..."

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  28. What a gorgeous quilt! I want to touch it. :) Love your bed.

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  29. Oh my goodness - so unbelievably gorgeous. Congrats on an amazing make!

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  30. Wow, soooo beautiful! I absolutely love your quilting designs.

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  31. oh it's so beautiful!! I love all the colors AMH uses, and I love the quilting design you used!!

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  32. Oh, congratulations! What a stunning finish. The hand quilting is gorgeous, but I especially like the picture of all the AMH goodness on your bed. Love!

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  33. Your quilt turned out absolutely beautiful, Leila! I hope you are snuggled up in it and having a great birthday morning ;) Happy birthday, Leila!

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  34. It looks so bohemian... I'd never leave it's side again I'm afraid. Fantastic! Enjoy your birthday....

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  35. I just adore all your creations. This quilt is absolutely beautiful! I featured you today! http://pinkxstitches.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-feature-friday-5.html

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  36. Not sure how I missed this one. I love the colours and quilting, it looks fabulous.

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