Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mansfield Park Almost Finished

I started the Mansfield Park quilt over a year ago and it is almost finished!  Woo Hoo!


I'm finishing up the free motion quilting. I'm not entering it in any show.  This is my first quilt larger than a twin size where I have done the quilting myself.  Luckily, the actual quilting doesn't show up a lot because it sure isn't perfect!

I quilted it in two pieces because it would have been too big to quilt in one piece.  It measures 82" x 96".
Here it is laid out on a larger bed with the two halves lined up.


I sewed the two sections together and then placed it on a table with the top side down so I could prepare to join the back sections.

I trimmed the batting so each side would butt up against each other.

Then I folded the  backing in preparation for hand stitching it together.  I finished that and then quilted the section in the middle where the quilt was joined.  Tomorrow I'm going to bind it and I will post a picture of the whole quilt when I'm finished.  Monday night is my guild meeting, so it will be finished for that.

In my September 4 post, I told about a giveaway of a wool applique pumpkin that I won from JoAnn .  Well, Here it is finished and hanging on my china cabinet.  He's kind of prim!

His wonky smile is funny!  I don't have many fall decorations, so he can join what I do  have.

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy your weekend.

19 comments:

Lee Prairie Designs said...

CUTE, CUTE,CUTE!!!! Carolyn :)

Joanne said...

Your quilting looks pretty wonderful from here - good for you quilting a big quilt. Great idea quilting it in halves!
Cute pumpkin - congratulations.♥

---"Love" said...

I love your fabrics, and your quilting looks plenty good to me! Thanks for showing the "joining" technique; maybe someday I'll get brave enough to try it. Your little punkin' is cute! I still have Spring stuff out! At this point, I guess I'll wait for Christmas! *frown* ---"Love"

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! I LOVE those adorable baskets. And the fabrics you've chosen -- just Beautiful!

Leanne said...

Your basket quilt is so beautiful, I love it. Well done on your quilting.

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt.
And the quilting looks good!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Stunning quilt and a brilliant way to manage a large quilt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's such a pretty quilt, and your machine quilting skills are great!

Barb said...

Oh...I so love your quilt....

Liriopia said...

Congrats on another finish. Can't wait to see the picture. Love the pumpkin!

Liri

lillianscupboard said...

Thanks for the instructions on the quilting. I do mine on the machine and even the smaller ones can be hard to handle. This is a good idea.

Beth said...

The quilt looks beautiful. Including the quilting. You are really doing a great job.
Love the pumpkin. It makes me smile.

Katie said...

That's a great idea to quilt it in two halves...I never would have thought of that. And the quilting looks great to me. It's a beautiful quilt and exciting to see it so nearly finished!

Marsha said...

I love the little pumpkin, it is a great fall/Halloween decoration. Your quilt is beautiful. I love baskets and your fabrics are just wonderful. You did a great job with the quilting, can't wait to see it all finished.

seventhsister26 said...

I love your quilt;) I should learn that technique of quilting it and then joining it....would make big things more managable;) That pumpkin is adorable;)
Happy Quilting!!

Lori said...

You did a lovely job on the baskets! Quilting a large quilt isn't easy but it looks like you found a great way to accomplish it. Very nice!!

Cute and silly pumpkin!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh so pretty...love all those little baskets!!!!

Cathy said...

Your quilt is awesome. I love the baskets. Your quilting is wonderful too. You should be proud. Hugs

a good yarn said...

I'd forgotten just how beautiful this quilt is and seeing it again has been a real treat. This quilt inspired me to make my basket quilt. Lovely work Ruth! ann :-)