I would like to share with you a quilt I have been working on for about four years now. Yes, four years. I actually finished all the needleturn applique on this quilt a couple of years ago. It then went into my UFO pile while I concentrated on getting my little facebook handmade business up and running.
The method behind my madness in sharing this on my blog is to, hopefully, encourage me to finish it! After adding the wadding and background fabric, in my complete stupidity and/or madness, I have decided to completely hand echo quilt every darn panel. So, I am now guessing it just may well take me another ten years to get it finished. I sure hope I still like it by then :)
I must give credit where it is due now. The pattern is a wonderful creation of the fabulous Australian quilter - Michelle Hill. This particular pattern was shared over several issues in a great Australian magazine called Down Under Quilts. Michelle, ofcourse, favours machine buttonhole stitch when finishing her applique pieces but I just love needleturn applique, so I adjusted it a little to suit that method.
The next photo is a close up of the centre piece which I have started to echo quilt.
Well, finally after 5 years I have finished my William Morris quilt.
This is an addendum to this post. I completely forgot to share this with you after I finished it, so I am doing so now. I hope the picture allows you to see all the hand quilting that I have added.
I am quite proud of my finished quilt and now takes pride of place on my bed.