Friday, 10 February 2012

Ta Terrain Dah!

I have been too busy having giveaways to show you a photo or two of the HST Terrain quilt finished. The photos are crap because the light has been bad and every outdoor surface seems to be covered in slush - which I have been rather reluctant to place this quilt upon. But, for better or worse, here is the completed quilt, which himself still deems nice enough to hang upon our walls.

I went for the traditional quilt and toes shot.
The small dry patch outside was cursed with over bright and uneven lighting.

So I got artsy and moody with the indoor lighting.

The backing really does work well with the Terrain.
I must have been bored because I kept taking photos.
And then the obligatory rolled quilt shot.
I am very pleased with this quilt though most of that pleasure is derived not so much from the quilt making as the loveliness of the Terrain fabric. I am so glad I chose to pair it with the navy instead of my usual white. I think the navy sets it off beautifully. And the stitching in the ditch lets the fabric shine.

So, finally, a finish for 2012.

A huge thank you for all the lovely comments that have been left in the past few days. You have all put a smile in my heart. I've been doing stuff with my mum today (and tomorrow and Sunday) so I may not be very good at the replying thing over the next few days. As it stands I currently have 167 emails in my inbox. But I have read each and every one and grinned like an idiot with happiness. You are all too kind for words. Thank you!

Susan

41 comments:

  1. Oh I want to be so much more like you---please please tell me how to motivate myself so I can sew and quilt prolifically. :D This quilt is gorgeous, and I love the navy blue.

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  2. Beautiful quilt - well done! I can't wait to get my Terrain out of the packet but I'm not 'allowed' to until I've finished something!! P.S. Don't reply to this, you've got enough to do!

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  3. It's totally gorgeous Susan! Well done! You don't have to reply to me either :) x

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  4. It is stunning!! No need to reply to me either, have a great weekend :)

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  5. .... and no need to reply to mine either. the quilt looks amazing: it should have pride of place on the wall.

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  6. Oh this is faberoony. Have a great weekend and don't worry about replying. Just go and have some fun :-)

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  7. I love that quilt. You are right about the navy working well. It's very dramatic

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  8. Terrain is lovely fabric and you have really made a stunning quilt from it. Have a great weekend and there is no need to reply. Di xo

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  9. It looks lovely - a great finish xxx

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  10. Ohhhh you must just love it!! You did a wonderful job on it..love the colours...and you pics..

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  11. Wowee! Look at that awesome finish! Good way to start 2012 girl! Is it HR. birdy or fav fabrics next!

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  12. You are right about the use of the navy colour - elegant and calm! Fab quilt! Have a great weekend with your Mum! NNTR ( no need to reply) ;-))

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  13. Mmmm, lovely :) Both the navy in the front and the blue backing were a great choice.

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  14. It`s a very relaxing quilt to look at - like rippling water. Terrain is such a stunning line. Great finish!

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  15. fab susan great finish for you it looks wonderful !!!

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  16. It's a stunner Susan, and I love the artsy fartsy shots too! :) hope your still grinning like a good'n!

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  17. Lovely quilt - and don't worry about replying!

    Pomona x

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  18. oooh oooh oooh! I like - very much, the colours work very well. Will store that in the back of my gray cells for inspiration!

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  19. I totally agree about the navy...it looks great...dont worry about replying ...just keep bloging and giving us something to read and ooooh about xx

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  20. He, he, he the quilt with toes shot reminds me just a little of the scene in The Wizard of Oz where the witches feet shrivel under Dorothy's house.

    Wonderful finish.

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  21. It looks great! I haven't got my hands on any terrain yet but I definitely see it in my future. Love the moody pics, you can never have too many, or toes either! :-)

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  22. It looks great! I haven't got my hands on any terrain yet but I definitely see it in my future. Love the moody pics, you can never have too many, or toes either! :-)

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  23. It is so cool on the navy. i love it. it still reminds me of the CBC logo a smidgen :)

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  24. Such a gorgeous quilt! If only I could quilt and blog as prolifically and well as you do!

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  25. So beautiful Susan - love the backing too!

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  26. Beautiful! You'll have to take more pictures when you have it up on the wall. It is such a wonderful quilt. have a great weekend!

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  27. Just love this it is beautiful! Have a fab weekend :-)

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  28. This is really beautiful S! The navy is perfect and quilting in the ditch was the right decision! It will look amazing hung up on the wall. Have a wonderful time with your mum! Jxo

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  29. Woohoo, it looks fab, and yay for himself agreeing to using it for home decor, so bright and cheery :o)

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  30. This quilt has turned out wonderfully and I hope it looks great on the wall! I loved seeing all those pictures too. Enjoy your time with your mom.

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  31. Lovely! The navy is perfect! Have a great weekend :)

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  32. I still have nearly a whole layer cake left of Terrain that I need to do something with. I might like to copy your idea of pairing with Navy. This looks wonderful.

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  33. Well done on finishing it, it's a beauty! Love the backing fabric too.

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  34. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
    Great, great job Susan. xx

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  35. I totally agree with you Susan, that choice of navy was inspired! looking totally gorgeous x

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  36. I love your quilt... Terrain is one of my most favorite fabric line. I have so much of it piled up...I just can't bring myself to cut it, in case I the quilt doesn't turn out since I never follow patterns, I come up with my own patterns...

    Love the navy...I realize this is an old post however I found your blog and the name of your blog attracted me since I am a Canadian living in North Carolina.

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