20 April, 2013

A Bigger Finish!

 "The Chook House" quilt is finished! This quilt is for the back of our couch. I just can't seem to get the colours right in the photos. It is so much nicer in person.
 
  Molly wanted to get in on the act!
 This photo's taken inside. Don't know if it's any better really!
 I was able to piece the left over bits for the backing. I added the fabric with the pumpkins as an extra. I bought this from Walmart when we went to America back in 2005. I just had to have it but never knew what to make with it. It just went in well for my chicken quilt.
 My lovely friend, Leanne Kaufmann, quilted it beautifully for me. I asked her if she could quilt it to look like chicken wire. How great does it look! Just like you're looking through the fence!
I had a lovely win over at Vickie's blog (Vickie's Crafting). It was a surprise prize and look at what I won! A gorgeous Bronwyn Hayes stitchery kit. Australia Post were on the ball. Vickie lives in Humpty Doo (yes, it's a real place) in the Northern Territory. She posted it Tuesday and it was in my mail box on Thursday! Thank you so much, Vickie. I love doing stitcheries and this is one I haven't done before.

Well, I'm off to NOTYQ for a day of stitching and friendship. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

20 comments:

shez said...

wow Christine your quilt looks awesome and i love the barb wire effect,fantastic,it made me nervous to see Molly sitting next to it,lol.
Have a fun day with your quilting friends,dont forget to bring this quilt for show and tell.xx

debbie said...

I just love the chicken wire quilting. I have never seen that before, but it is super cool! xx debbie

Anthea said...

Yay Christine, the chicken quilt looks amazing! Well done!
Enjoy your quilting day out x

marina said...

great finish and the quilting does finish it beautifully.
Miss Molly has definitely grown!
enjoy your lovely new stitchery and your notyq day out.

Maria said...

You Chook quilt looks great.. It is nice to have a finish.
I really want to work on something big soon. Been busy with swaps.
Nice stichery you won from Vicki.
Lucky you to have a day with your friends, enjoy....

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

Such a great quilt, with memories of your trip to the US. The quilting design really sets it of. Enjoy your gift from Vicki.

Happy days.
Bev.

Val Spiers said...

Great quilt. I just love that chicken wire quilting. It's perfect.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Totally amazing quilt, fantastic and well done on the win....

Mistea said...

Lovely quilt. I like the back too!
The quilting is perfect.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Yay well done on finishing the chook quilt...great to have an interesting pieced back...look at how big Miss Molly has grown and posing so nicely with the quilt...have a great rest of the weekend :)

Vickie said...

love you chook quilt well done..I am very happy you like your win..yes aussie post were super fast amazing....happy stitching cheers Vickie

Vickie said...

the chicken wire effect quilting is awesome...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done Christine... you'll have lots of chookies to keep you warm this winter. Congrats on your win.

Heather said...

What a great quilt, I love the back as much as the front.

Melody said...

I love this quilt and am lucky enough to have seen it in reality and yes it is even lovelier than the photos show. Hope naughty little Molly only looks at it.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Congratulations on the finish and what a great idea with the quilting. Well done on the win as well. hugs

Sharyn T said...

I love your chook quilt Christine. Congrats on your win. Sharyn:)

Noela said...

Love your chook quilt and the quilting is perfect. Congratulations on your win, your goodies are lovely. Hugs.....

FloS said...

Well done Christine !
Florence

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous quilt and the quilting does look chicken wire.