Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Big Reveal !

The "Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere" quilt is finished!

I finally finished all the stitching and quilting.

Next, I had to peel off the transfer paper. I totally underestimated how long this would take. It had to
be done very carefully so  the stitches were not pulled out. This was a very tedious job, and I am still finding stitches that were pulled out!

I spent 5 evenings working at pulling it away with tweezers.

After this, the binding was next. I decided against a contrasting binding. I think using the same dark sky color for the binding gives it more of a feeling of infinity to it.

Finally, a finish!

This was hard to photograph. I did the best I could to get it all in.

Here is a close up of the Milky Way that took forever with all those French Knots!

Here is a shot of the back.

 It feels very good to have finished this! I still don't have the hangers on the back, but that is a problem for another day!

In between working on the quilt, I made a new start. I have had this in my stash for ages.

I am stitching it on 40 count Picture this Plus linen in Heritage. It is hard to tell from the photo, but it has a green murky color to it that looks like the water.

This is what I have so far.

I didn't realize quite how small it would be. I wish I had saved some of the linen. I didn't need this big of a piece, and it was pretty expensive! Oh well, better too big than too small!

I will be back with more photos soon.

Enjoy the Spring everyone!


Barb said...

That quilt is spectacular!!

Rhona said...

WOW!!!! What an amazing quilt. It's fantastic!

Glenna said...

The quilt is amazing. I winced at the prospect of pulling off the paper with tweezers. Also love your new start, especially since I'm a Cape Cod girl IRL.

doris said...

Oh, Erica, that constellation quilt is incredible! Truly a beautiful job. Congratulations on finishing it.

Cape Cod's Girls has been in my WIP basket for a while. I'm doing it over one on 28-count. I need to finish what I'm working on so I can get back to it.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Constellation Quilt is stunning. Congratulations on getting it finished! You are off to a good start on Cape Cod's Girls.

Margaret said...

Wow, such an amazing quilt! Just wonderful! Congratulations on finishing that -- such a big achievement! It is rather depressing how small things are when you stitch them on 40ct. lol! But it's looking good!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt, it's gorgeous

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is an incredible quilt! I can't imagine how much patience you had removing all the paper from it with tweezers! Like an archaelogist revealing buried treasure LOL

Rachel said...

Wow, this quilt is unbelievable. I could think of so many people who would love and appreciate such a work of art, what a wonderful idea!