Friday, November 13, 2009

Finished Tablecloth Quilt


I am done! This quilt will be the table cloth for my event this Sunday - at 77" square, it will just cover the top and the stars will hang at the edge. Hopefully any spills will land in the white area, for easy bleaching later! I'll be using it as a lap quilt after Sunday.

As I was lamenting how long it took to make one pass of stipple across the edge - after all those fun, fast minis - I came up with a plan. I quilted the double hourglass center on the diagonal, like a stained glass window. Then concentric squares in the boarders. The remaining stippling was super easy, and I lucked out with no bunchy wrinkles on either the front or back!

Speaking of the back, I used the Dvala Ikea sheet and love how it quilted up. Don't know what the shrinkage will be, I haven't washed it yet. So close to the day, I think I'd totally lose it if the washer ate my quilt!


20 comments:

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Love the quilting on this one! Real beautiful!

Michelle said...

You are going to make me speechless! The tablecloth is amazing, and the quilting is fabulous. I am glad you get to keep something.

Doris said...

I Love it! I can see where going from all your sweet minis to quilting something this large might be daunting, but it looks fabulous! I need to track down some of those Ikea sheets....

snapdragons said...

Arrgggggh get a piece of clear plastic to put over it!!!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Looks great! I love your quilting. I would be mortified if my kids ate on it. Maybe cover it with clear tablecloth plastic on the roll at walmart.

Allie said...

Another beauty! I love the way the quilting turned out. I think I would have a cow if someone spilled on it! :) I'm glad to see you will end up with one to snuggle under.

Kris said...

it looks amazing! Great job!!

Jennie said...

I really can't wait to see pictures of the table as a whole!! Everything is completely lovely, and I'm sure your table will be just gorgeous!
~ Jennie

jaybird said...

looks great!! i can't believe you are going to put it on a table... no wine i hope!

Blue Is Bleu said...

So gorgeous!! I'd be so busy watching everyone at the table to prevent spills lol And don't even go there about the washer eating your quilt! Happy thoughts! Hehe :) I do recommend Shout Color Catcher though... It's saved a few of my quilts!

Karen said...

This quilt is beutiful! I love the quilting. You table is going to be amazing! I hope all goes well on Sunday!

Diane said...

Thank you so much for sharing this project! I have loved each and every mini and this is stunning!

Jackie said...

What a terrific quilt! I just love the idea of having it on the table. I hope you will take pictures of it during your event and share.

Rene' said...

What a stunning tablecloth quilt!!! I think everyone at your table will be real careful with their drinks. No one is going to want to be the one to stain it. I love the way you quilted it.

One question...what's next now that you are done with this huge project?!

Pat said...

I can't wait to see it all put together on Sunday! I also can't wait to see which mini I get to take home. I'm already planning on hanging it on my wall for the holidays! You amaze me with your creativity.

Lara said...

Gorgeous! Table setting will be stunning! I've been oggling those minis throughout this whole process wishing one was for me :) hehe

Alyson said...

I think it turned out perfect! Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy your hard work!

Leslie said...

this is amazing!!!! you are amazing!!! this is so beautiful. i sure hope they all keep their food on the plates.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Gorgeous! You did a grat job on the quilting. What a great was to set the table!

amandajean said...

that is a very beautiful quilt!!! i hope it didn't get spilled on! all of your mini quilts are amazing, too. the women at your table were very lucky to receive such beautiful gifts!