Monday, May 26, 2014

Diana’s Quilt…

Yesterday was a miserable wet, cold, rainy day…perfect to spend in the sewing room…quilting and listening to an audio book!  I LOVE days like that! 

I got a ton done…

After auditioning ways to set Diana’s blocks I finally decided to put them together on-point.  It just seemed like a more interesting way to set them…

IMG_1170

If you are a regular reader, you will remember that Sandy and I went to about 5 or 6 Estate Quilter’s Garage Sales over a period of several months.  On the last of the Sale Days when the prices were 60% off…both Sandy and I decided to buy a package of finished squares, sew them together and each make a ‘Diana Quilt’ in honour of the woman who was such a prolific hand sewer…and who had rooms and rooms of fabric, books, patterns and finished and partly finished blocks!  IMG_1171

Diana didn’t own a sewing machine but preferred to sewed EVERYTHING by hand!  What a treat it was to work with hand stitched blocks…how many hours were invested in making these blocks boggled the mind!

IMG_1172

Yesterday, I got ‘er done…the top is together…now I need to decide whether to put on borders…or bring in the Bugler to play ‘Taps’…

What do you think?  Borders or no borders?  One things for sure, I think it’s screaming for a scrappy binding…

Now it’s Sandy’s turn to fire up her machine and work some magic with her bag of  Diana’s blocks!  I hope that Diana is smiling down on us…after all the hours she put into hand stitching these blocks it was a pleasure to put them together for her!

Have a marvellous Monday and happy Stitching!~P

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Diana's quilt top is gorgeous! I love how you set them on point. It is so stunning and a great tribute to that very patient woman who sewed them by hand. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice job, P! What era are the fabrics? Can you find something similar for a border? Might you hand quilt this? Think of the feather lightness of a hand pieced, hand quilted quilt! Whichever way you go, it will be a beautiful treasure.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like it as is with no border. I like your choice of setting, too. Beautiful quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think it looks wonderful, and I also feel that it could be finished as it is for a very clean, graphic look.

    If you do want a border, I think it would have to be fairly significant to balance the centre, and you would want to try to match the colours as best as possible. So, how inspired do you feel?

    ReplyDelete
  5. beautiful :)
    I love the result

    greetings :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. beautiful :)
    I love the result

    greetings :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love what you have done. I like the on point. You have done a wonderful job of putting this together. Such a wonderful tribute. Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Paulette, I think the quilt speaks for itself and would bind it in maybe a blue, pink, or green. She is a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  9. A job well done! I like it with no borders, and a scrappy binding. I'm sure Diana is so happy that her blocks found a good home.

    ReplyDelete
  10. So beautiful and vibrant! I agree with the others that no border would be fine. The blocks make a statement already. So glad you put this together and showed us. Love it! K-

    ReplyDelete
  11. The quilt came out beautifully and I like it as is since it has a white background, sets off the blocks so nicely.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, it's beautiful. I like it on point, too. Maybe a narrow border of background fabric?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fabulous!

    I don't think it needs a border, to me it looks like it is finished now. I don't think someone who hand sewed those blocks would have added a border.

    If you add a border it will look good, but my gut feeling is not to add one.

    Helen

    ReplyDelete
  14. this has worked beautifully, no borders but as you say a scrappy binding gets my vote

    ReplyDelete
  15. That is great the way you've set the blocks is really effective. I vote for no borders and a scrappy binding.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the blocks! Great quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful!! I don't think it needs a border unless you want it to be bigger. A medium to dark binding would finish it off nicely. This is one of the patterns I want to make someday....among many others.

    ReplyDelete
  20. No borders, scrappy binding. What a tribute to Diana...very sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The quilt top is wonderful....really by hand?!?!?!

    ReplyDelete