Friday, July 15, 2011

secret project - completed

My secret project has no more reason to be so, 'cause it's going to be handed over very soon to its future owner (who happens to be my sister-in-law).

So now I can proudly show you what I've been up to these last days.


the front 
the back

the quilting

the binding
This beauty (although I should not say so myself, but then again... I like it! can't help it!) was some sort of personal challenge: Sister-in-law asked me to make her something that should include the funny little ants my (fantastic) sewing machine can embroid all by herself (yes, I did name my sewing machine... I'm that crazy). So... what about a picnic quilt with little black ants? 
the ants path
And Picnic with ants was created, cut, pieced, batted, basted, quilted, labelled and binded. It's not difficult, only very long because of the horizontal quilting, which if it's a light task on a baby quilt size, on a square lap quilt size (150cmx150cm) is quite loooooooong and tricky.

the label
 I am very pleased with the outcome of this project. I'm learning to be a REAL quilter and I'm also defining my personal style... which should be good, shouldn't it?

I'll post soon a 'technical sheet' for this quilt, in which I'll explain the process behind the project. I'm not sure I'll be able to write a pattern for you, but you should still get the idea.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I would have a hard time deciding which side I wanted to look at first!

  2. Beautiful! I love the back! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  3. This is a really lovely, whimsical quilt. The ants are awesome!!!!

  4. Like this very much and I your little label is awesome! So Modern!!

  5. What a neat quilt! Your quilting is beautiful, what a wonderful gift.

  6. This is totally, super cool!!! It's a gorgeous quilt, front and back, and she's a LUCKY GIRL to get it! :D

  7. I don't use much white in my quilts but I think your SIL's quilt is stunning and may have won me over to adding more white! What a clever way to add a label and I love your quilting...a method I've been thinking about using but have been a bit reluctant to attempt.
    The ants path is just so spot on! Love it all.