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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Finished in time for Christmas

The “Great All Breeds Horse Show” quilt is finished, in time to get it wrapped up and delivered for Christmas.  The last remaining side of the binding has been stitched down, and the heavy quilt was lugged outside for a few photos.  A bit difficult as it is too long to hang nicely on the clothesline so I had to drape it over the fence, and it was still too long.  But at last it it finished – oops, haven’t stitched the label on yet, but that will only take five minutes or so.

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Great All Breeds Horse Show

I’ve made this for my grand-daughter Emma, and it will be a surprise for her for Christmas.  We talked colours last year about a future quilt I might make her “sometime” and she wanted black and grey.  So black and grey was what she got, nine patch blocks all with a plain black homespun centre.  But I decided  to add the raspberry batik sashing to give the quilt a pop of colour.

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Emma lives and breaths horses and has several on the family small holding.  So she will love the addition of 18 different named horse breeds, with everything from an Appaloosa to a Welsh Pony.  These exquisite embroidered horse head blocks came from Kings Treasures.

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And the beautiful freehand machine quilting was done by local quilter Paula of Rabbit’s Patch Quilting, didn’t she do a marvelous job!

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One last photo

11 comments:

Kate said...

Jenny, your quilt is beautiful and Emma will be delighted with it.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What a beautiful quilt to be loved and admired for many years to come I'm sure.

Susan said...

How beautiful!!!!!!! You worked like speedy gonzales on the binding, but oh wow, this quilt is just lovely

Sheri said...

Wonderful to have a finished gift early in December! Now you can enjoy the season or maybe even sew another gift!

Nancy J said...

What a superb photo shoot!!! Hanging tall, then draped on a angle. Wow, this will be a gift to remember and treasure. After a really cold start, now 23c, and the lawns are all done!!!

Janice said...

Just wonderful. I'm sure she will be thrilled with her gift.

Maria said...

That's an amazing quilt... would love to see Emma's face when she opens her gift...

Raewyn said...

I'm sure she will love it! A great finish!!

Vicki in MN said...

The perfect quilt for a horse lover!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This quilt is beautiful. I can already hear Emma squealing with delight! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

NickiJ said...

Gosh, it looks absolutely devine. You must be so pleased with your efforts and the quilting really sets it off. Your grand-daughter is one lucky gal!