Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Sunday Night Monday Morning I

Did something silly and stayed up sewing blocks into the final borders of my Down The Rabbit Hole Quilt until almost 6 a.m.!  Then I couldn't get to sleep until almost 7 a.m.  But I got up at 8:15 and headed up to see if I could get a good picture of this very large quilt.
 Unfortunately my two helpers were a bit vertically challenge despite being on ladders.  Rita was actually touching the ceiling and Anna was a trouper holding up her side but you can see it still is dusting the floor.
 Here are two cropped pictures of the top and bottom of the running rabbits.
 I modified the borders as I like having the long borders on the top and bottom and the shorter ones along the side.  I feel you need a good foundation for your house to build your walls on.  You wouldn't have them standing outside of the foundation.  Hence you can see the seam of the top border.  I also decided not to do the large circular flowers that Sarah had designed and as I had over cut the amount of tulips I needed I put them on stems and added some of the smaller green leaves along with the larger vine leaves she designed.

Here is her original drawing to use as a comparison.
I had fun fussy cutting my tulips to feature some of the fabrics.
 I freehand placed each border and stems and the leaves so they are not entirely symmetrical.
 Some of the tulip stems are more curves, some have three leaves and some might only have one or two.
 I had lots of fun deciding which would go where.
 These were so fun to stitch.
 I still may add a couple of bees to this border.
 I'm calling this quilt Running Through the Tulips Going Down the Rabbit Hole.
 Soon Sarah will be having a virtual Quilt Show on her website of all the quilted and unquilted tops.
 I'm not sure how I'll quilt mine yet but I think I'm going to do it myself.
 Here is a collage of the border blocks I sewed all day Monday.  There are 60 blocks around the border.
 I've also been getting more happy mail of wonky stars.  These were from Candice @quiltedcomforts on Instagram.
 Terri @tuey_createsdaily sent these ones.
 Star @family_god_country made these batik stars.

 Dawn @dawnpiasta sent these ones.  Love the low volume prints.

 I went out to see the Super Blue Blood Moon before heading off to bed last night.
 After staying up all night on Monday I didn't think I'd try it again.
 So I'll have to see the pictures on the news and other social media platforms to see how it looked.
Yesterday the first installment for Simple Folk arrived and so it begins again!


Kyle said...

Oh, my. I don't I can stay up all night anymore. Glad you got the quilt finished. It's beautiful and all you're special touches have made it your own.

WoolenSails said...

That is a long night with little sleep, though I have done it before.
Your quilt is amazing, love seeing all the details close up, beautiful appliqué and work on it.


Anna said...

Oh Sandi...what a stunning quilt!!! And I understand the drive to keep sewing. You are an amazing quilter!

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely quilt Sandi, great pictures of the moon and the stars are looking great! Regards, Nessie

Susan said...

I like your changes very much. The tulip vines are a great addition to the design. The final top is really beautiful, and worth every minute of work you put in on it.