Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Getting Perspective

I've finished my Aneela Sample Quilt top!

I had loved every single minute of making this quilt top, from collecting in the scraps to making the blocks, probably because I think Aneela's designs are fab and each and every block was chosen because it was one I loved.

I was so excited seeing it come together, how could it get any better?

Well yesterday a surprise visit from my little brother (I haven't seen him since I stayed with him during the fqr in London) gave me the time to join the last seams and get outside in the sunshine for some photos, with eager helpers of course!

That;s when I got a new perspective. The quilt just looks so different from afar, I can't say how or why, it just does! Something about looking at it through a photo rather than up close on the design wall changes it. I love it even more!

It seems my helper just can't stop looking at it either (excuse the bed hair!)

Sigh, I love it!

 A perfect day chilling with my lovely brother, watching Dr Who and eating biscuits, I couldn't ask for more. Well, perhaps less of a breeze would be nice, apparently someone found it funny!




Hmm, not sure this is any better, but it makes me smile, I love that stained glass effect.




Of course now I have decided that the quilt top is utter perfection and far better than I could ever have anticipated I am too scared to quilt it! Guess that job will just have to go onto the final quarters FAL list to make me do it ;-)

Thank you so much to everyone who sent me scraps to go into this quilt top, I am going to treasure it forever, it may actually be my most favourite quilt, ever!

26 comments:

Gertie Pye said...

This is superb! All of the blocks are fun and the fussy cut windows make it a real signature quilt. I'm afraid I am no help on how to quilt it - I have finished a quilt today and I'm too scared to even ask my quilter how to quilt it! Wonderful work x

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely! I'm not surprised you love it so much!

Catherine said...

It looks great Emily, no wonder you love it so much. I like that last picture!

Deborah said...

Just beautiful! I love the stained glass effect, too!

Isisjem said...

It's gorgeous! No wonder why it's your favourite! Great photos too. Bed hair - too cute :-)

Sarah said...

Lovely photos, and you're quite right you know, its a really lovely quilt!

Jamie Lee said...

it looks so pretty! Good luck quilting it:)

Sadie said...

Oh it's beautiful! I can see why you love it so much :-)

Sheila said...

Not surprised you love it, it's gorgeous.

Kelly said...

It is absolutely beautiful Emily!

Cherie said...

Wow such a gorgeous quilt top! So happy to see that you got it all done! The stained glass effect is so tempting to make you want to leave the quilt that way...I'm sure that would make for some awesome curtains! =D

Flying Blind... said...

Oh Emily, it really turned out beautifully; good luck keeping it for yourself, I reckon we have seen the little someone who has dibs on hiding her bed-head under it xxx

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is amazing! You may like it even better quilted!!

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous, love it!

Annabella said...

The shadow shot is hilarious and the quilt utterly beautiful - no wonder you love it so much.

Cindy said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love a good family photoshoot - so glad you put them all in! I feel like we were all with you and your bro eating cookies and taking in the sun :)

pennydog said...

Wow you finished that quickly- I am so pleased for you, it's lovely :D

Susan Standen said...

The quilt is amazing and such a good idea.

aneela said...

Flippin' fantastic miss!!!!!!! :)))))

Kay said...

Simply stunning!!!!!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Emily that is unbelievable! So cool! I love all the elements of it. Beautiful! Now don't be afraid and get to quilting ;)

Tammy said...

Fabulous! Well done chick!

Nicky said...

Love the silhouette - maybe you could quilt that in! Hehe! Only joking!

Great quilt it just needs to be finished!

Kristan said...

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL quilt!!

pandchintz said...

I love this quilt - have just seen it on Aneela's blog and had to jump over to see you! Hope you do quilt it soon - would love to see it finished. Glad you enjoyed your day with your brother and Dr Who (one of my fav's!).

Malini said...

Beautiful Quilt. Love it