Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Sixty-seven years in the making...ok, maybe not that long! But, Belle's quilt is finally finished. Can I say that again??? FINISHED! Never again will I attempt anything even remotely on this scale...way too much of everything! But, it's gorgeous, and she loves it.

This one is all hand-quilted because I didn't trust myself enough to put it on the machine...even with a plain old walking foot. There was no way I was taking a chance on messing this thing up! A pretty rainbow in the border rounds out the outrageousness. I'm not usually a border-adder, but due to the nature of the design, to make it any wider I would have had to make it LOTS wider and then it would have been too wide. A border was my only real option. And in this case, I think the linen helps tone down the riot of color.

And, did I mention that it's FINISHED????


  1. It is amazing! She will treasure it forever!

  2. It is gorgeous! is it log cabin style blocks? or string pieced?I love the hand quilting you did.

  3. Amy - Your comment never came through to my email for a response for some I hope you find this here. The blocks are string-pieced on a fabric each block has a full square of linen behind it with just a touch of it peeking out in the middle of the block. It weighs a TON! :)

  4. this is just stunning, love the blocks and love that rainbow border - are we going to get some full quiilt shots?