There has never been so much build up to so little, but I finally managed to get a photo of Madrona Corners at the British Quilt & Stitch Village on Sunday. The idea started around Christmas, when the layout got stuck in my head, although it was a couple of months before I could attack this little pile and turn it into reality:
I evicted the text prints from the body of the quilt, along with a couple of other prints from the pink/orange colourway to even the numbers up. I then married what was left with lots of white, and had some fun improv piecing to create the effect of where some converging corners blocks meet. I didn’t read the tute, I just plunged on in, which was pretty much the story of this quilt’s life, which is why its next stop was here:
You know, if you’re going to try long arming for the first time, why on earth wouldn’t you do it on a quilt you’ve been dreaming about for months and intend to enter into a comp (because you’re lacking anything else suitable that would do in the time frame)???
11 hours of quilting later and after 2 attempts to square the blinking thing up after the quilting was done, I bound it with the black text print, then spent
days some time sewing the blinking hanging sleeve and label on before I posted it off to the show. And here it is (apologies for the Instagram pic, I didn’t take the big camera)
It kind of stood out like a sore thumb, being the only one anywhere near the 90″ side limit – they even had to extend the height of the hanging frame to heft it up there – oops! Still, considering how often the poor thing had been folded in every which direction, it hung pretty darn well in the end, and it was nice to be able to see the whole thing, because yes, much as you were all teasing me, even *I* hadn’t really seen the full effect before this!
Oh brilliant! I did see a few sneaks on IG. It is fabulous, and I hope it felt good to be stood next to it at the show 🙂 Awesome dude!!
this is awesome-ness! just love it Katy!
ooooh – it looks fantastic!!
It looked fab! :o)
I was a fab quilt and you should be very proud of that quilting too!
It looked really impressive and worth all the blood, sweat and tears ( none of which landed on the finished article, fortunately)
You did such a beautiful job from fabric selection to quilting to binding. All winning choices!
wow, it's a biggie but a goodie
Your quilting looks awesome! So. Destined for your bed? Coz it's a right monster.
It's a beauty K! Well done! Jxo
it looks absolutely stunning!! Beautiful work! The quilting came out great, never would guess it had been your first experience with the long arm!!
Amazing ! I can't believe it's your first attempt at longarm quilting
Your first attempt at long arm quilting looks great from here! Perfect canvas to try your new skill upon. Well worth all the effort – it looks terrific.
I bet that looks pretty nifty on a bed! But that sucker is huuuuuge!
Well done Katy,it's gorgeous. Hope you had lots of lovely comments from the show
This is a fabulous accomplishment!!
I saw you standing in front of this at the weekend on IG-its absolutely stunning
Wow, that was worth waiting for. Well done! Juliex
oohhh… I like it! and the longarm quilting looks great.
'mazing!!! V. impressed xxx
it is simply amazing! Congratulations on such an awesome finish!!!
It was worth waiting for!! What a great quilt, the pattern and the quilting.
That's one impressive quilt Missy!
You did an amazing job on the quilting. I love all those curves juxtaposed against the geometric layout of the main fabric.
Eee! It's amazing! Such a fab job.
It must have felt great to see it there! Job well done!
Really beautiful quilt – love your FMQ and how you kept the pieces of the farm print in the corners too!
It's fab and how great to have such a huge quilt.
1) you are a nutter. 2) where did that photo of you go? Looked great! Lost weight? I only saw it for a sec before it vanished. 3) quilt looks fab – no sore thumb syndrome evident
just gorgeous. and with the donkey fabric….wonderful. Oma Linda
Gorgeous quilt! You did such a great job quilting! The design is beautiful and I really like how you incorporated the truck print in the corners.
It is wonderful and I love that it is large and bold. Your quilting is excellent, you are a natural with the fancy machine.
I have a converging corners that is languishing. I think I like the bigger scale much much better!
I am in awe of your skill! This is a great quilt, Katy. Good job!
Fabulous!! I love it
What a wait we had. It was eventually un veiled. Lovely.
Beautiful quilt and well done on that long arm quilting! Is it easier or harder than on a domestic machine?
Looks great. And yes, big 🙂
Hmm, guess that means the quilt I'm planning for 96" square will be a monster..
In my opinion this was the only proper bed size quilt, I can't believe what won the category! Nice work K!
wow what a quilt, looks brilliant and huuuge!!!
Definitely worth the wait!!! Your quilting looks brilliant!
Brilliant job and well worth the wait!
Congrats on a brilliant finish. The longarm quilting looks fabulous, well done!
It looks fantastic Katy! Massive well done 🙂
I forgot to look for this post till now – it's fantastic Katy! And gigantic! Bloody great job lady.
It's so gorgeous, Katy! And so lovely to see it finished! (I'm so far behind on my reading…)