Monday, September 1, 2008

Night Metropolis

I tried to make this post last week but my internet connection and/or blogger was not playing nice. After waiting for ages I lost the post completely. Who knows why these things happen? I gave up and went to bed instead.
I've put the last stitches in the binding of "Night Metropolis" - apart from a label. I hope the picture is clickable so you get a better view. I quilted the 'windows' on Janice's Swiftquilter. I was pretty impressed with how straight I got the freehand stitching:
Bur I have to confess I was going to quilt the grey' window ledge' as well but it didn't go so well so I stopped and ripped out what I had done. Stitching lines on a 45 degree angle was much harder than going up and down. I did the 'in the ditch' quilting on my own machine after I did the windows. I found it too hard to keep the stitching next to the seam line on the Swiftquilter. After that I decided it didn't need any more quilting :-) Considering that I used scrap batting the quilt hangs reasonably straight.

I am impressing myself that this quilt has taken only a couple of months to finish. It is growing on me. I'm feeling an urge to make another one. I bet my scrap pile still won't look any smaller!

9 comments:

dot said...

One great quilt. I like it. You did a good job on this and it is striking.

Janice said...

its very impressive Helen - I love it. Don't give it away!

Ruth's Place said...

Very nice!! I love the scrappy feel to it.

Ali Honey said...

That is so well named. It looks just like it says. ( good way to use scraps too I think! )

Shasta said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish Helen. It looks great.

meggie said...

Love this quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

The quilting looks good to me! And what a great pattern to use ALL kinds of scraps! Lovely.
Cheers!
Evelyn

Sonnja said...

Beautiful Quilt!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

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