13.3.08

Finished quilt and etsy news


Autumn day quilt - finished!, originally uploaded by -syko-.

I used some cotton batting I have been saving for awhile for this quilt. Finland is a developing country when it comes to quilting so I was so happy to find a shop that had cotton batting in the town where my parent lives. Because people does not understand the wonderfulness of this , that shop is now closed :( I guess I have to go on-line to get it next time.

When you use cotton batting you want to wash the quilt when it is quilted to get that old fashioned look. Another nerve wracking moment in the making of this quilt. Luckily it came out in one piece and in the same colours (I had pre-washed the fabrics before sewing, but you never know...). I love the texture it has after washing, the clouds got fluffy and the quilted lines around the borders appear much better. I used what I had for the back, it got a contemporary look I like a lot.

And about something else, the Alchemy is back on etsy! I've heard a lot of this old-new feature and I can understand why it's been so missed among old etsyans. Through the Alchemy you can put in requests for custom items. Take a look at it! I think it will be a great way for customers to find what they are looking for among all the etsy shops!

24 comments:

driftwood said...

it's beautiful!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love all the clouds! Lucy x

lucykate crafts... said...

oh, it is beautiful, you must be so pleased with it!. i love the back too

amandajean said...

your quilt is wonderful! I love your work. it's always cheerful and bright and just the right amount of whimsy added in to the mix.

meg said...

amazing colors!

ritacor said...

Very nice quilt!

As for the cotton batting, you can find it online, at a very affordable price and very good quality, in this lovely shop:
http://www.rosapomar.bigcartel.com/product/cotton-batting-baeta-de-algodao
Happy quilting!
:)

LizzieJane said...

Your quilt is just beautiful, you must be very pleased with how it turned out.

Anina said...

It's lovely. I love the quilted clouds.

painted fish studio said...

gorgeous! i just love your work. i cannot imagine anyone using your quilts - they belong on walls! ;-)

Robyn said...

I have to say, your quilts are gorgeous, but i LOOOOOVE your boats a few posts down!! I hope one day I can make something as adorable as those.
Actually, I had a question on my blog, that I think your answer would be very inspiring to. So if you get a chance, I'd really appreciate it! www.craftwithme.typepad.com

Cindy said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The other day my little girl (7) started making little houses out of colorful felt and I immediately thought of your blog when she showed me them!

Di said...

I love your quilt! It is just amazing!! I love the colours and the design!

AnnieB said...

fab - in every way

RunAliceRun said...

Beautiful! It would make a wonderful keepsake!

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Your quilt is AWESOME!!!! I love it! Looks like lots of people are interested in the inspiration challenge. Thanks again for helping promote it!

de vliegende koe said...

This quilt is so cheerful and really Syko!!

Lesley said...

Oh wow the quilt is beautiful!! I love the picture and the fabrics you've used look wonderful together :)


xx

sweetjessie said...

the quilt is amazing!!!

KristenMary said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!

monda-loves said...

This is Beautiful with a capital 'B' kajsa. Such nice colours and textures - I'm not surprised you were nervous about washing it - I would have been too.

Monda
x

natascha said...

WoW! This is incredibly beautiful!

Ulla said...

Your quilt is really beautiful! I'm about to get my first cotton batting quilt ready in the near future and now I'm having second thoughts about my stitching: I have about 8 cm intervals between the lines and it may be too much. What do you think?

Chara Michele said...

Such a lovely quilt!

KaHolly said...

OOOOOH, it's lovely! Your posts aren't coming up on my blog spotter, so I'll have to check in every couple of days manually! I don't want to miss a thing you do!