There isn’t much of a reveal here, since it was pretty much all together last post, but the quilt for my dad is finished.
I quilted in the ditch along all the major lines and then went to town with some VERY rough and ready free motion spirals and things.
I may not be very good at it, but I really do enjoy free motion quilting.
I outlined the figures in the central panel, again rather roughly. Wait, we were calling it “rustic”. 😉
Some of the quilting is light and some dark. Wise decision? Not necessarily. Anyway, I basically spent Saturday quilting.
Saturday afternoon, I attached the first pass of the binding, in time to go out for pre-Valentine’s day dinner and a movie with the husband and children. Yay me!
That left me with three whole days to leisurely hand-stitch the binding second pass.
It didn’t take the whole three days, but I did take my time. And snipping threads. So many threads!
The last corner, where the join was, isn’t as tidy as the other three. In hindsight I could’ve put the join along a side where it might be less visible and had all the corners match. That’s probably a tip in a quilting book somewhere.
I am so insanely pleased with how it turned out, warts and dodgy quilting and all. It’s finished size is about 1.5 x 2m, not a full bed size but a respectable throw.
Now it just has to hang at work for three whole months (darn craft projects)—but I will have it back in time for a Father’s Day gift, if I want to go that route. I am debating what to do with my scraps. I could probably squeeze out a pillow-case or two if he does end up using it for his bed, but I was really hoping more for it to be a couch throw. (Y’know, downstairs where I can see it. 😉 ) I could make matching cushion covers for the couch. Or a tote bag for my mom. I really should make something for her… 😂 I’m a bad, bad daughter.
Who made a frickin quilt!
14 responses to “The Cave Art Quilt”
Great project! I love the quilt-outlined figures! The fabric choices and placement of panels – great! And the subject matter is perfect!
Thank you! 😊
Love this! Really love your fabric choices. My husband would love this. He has a hard time living with my colourful craft but would gladly have this on the sofa.
I hope it ends up where you can see and appreciate it.
Yeah, other ladies at work were suggesting I add in some kind of pop of colour, but I kept it monochrome. 😉 it’s definitely not a girly quilt. 😉
Your quilt looks awesome!! Great job, the quilting looks fab
I like this a lot, a quilt that doesn’t look granny like or cutesy.
Thank you! Mission accomplished, I guess? 😁
That’s awesome! I love everything about it 🙂
This is TERRIFIC!!!!!! What a marvelous gift – very personal and handmade.
Thank you! I am pretty satisfied (read: ridiculously proud) with it. 😂
I love the fabric. Beautiful. I didn’t notice the corners, you’re probably looking because you know it’s there. To me it’s just FAB!
This is gorgeous, a real work of art! and I love how it’s masculine and handsome and not-cutesy at all. I say yes, to the matching pillow cases too! 🙂 xx