Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fantasy Land of Unicorns

WAY back in 2003, give or take, I began the U is for Unicorn quilt. It is from a pattern book by Eileen Campbell. I have been working on it for at least ten years and today I finished the top!!! I will be backing it and using it as a wall hanging. It measures about 66" by 84". Here are several shots of the top:
 
 

 Here is the whole thing, hanging from my back porch:

You can click on the photos to see closeup detailing.
I can't believe it is finally done!!!
I am going to go bask in the glory of having this project nearly complete. I will be doing a simple backing and no batting, or it will get too heavy. I think I will be doing a decorative stitch in the red framing to hold the back and front together and to keep it from sagging. Thanks for looking!

Happy Sewing!!!

6 comments:

Quilt Rat said...

Congrats on getting this top done.....it is marvelous! Persistence pays. :-)
Are you planning to "quilt" by machine or by hand?

Sherri D said...

This quilt was machine appliquéd and I used several built in stitches from my machine for free motion
embroidery touches. I plan to use some of those types of stitches in the red frames to hold the back to the front. No batting, just backing. It will be a wall hanging.

landscapelady said...

Wow does not begin to describe this wonderful quilt - amazing is more the word I'm looking for. What a treasure and pat yourself on the back , finishing something like this is quite an accomplishment .

thequiltingdoberman said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I bet you can't stop looking at it. Good idea to omit the batting for the weight of it. And you know, I am here to see your Black Friday mystery quilt plans... :)

Sam

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

This is gorgeous. I have enjoyed watching it come together. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Rat said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! Fabulous!!!!!