Monday, 6 February 2017

The "Sow's Ear" Quilt Top Is Finished!

Finally, the last stitches have been put to the 'Sow's Ear Quilt' top... woo-hoo!
Can't tell you how pleased I am.
AND I think I might even have created a Silk Purse in the process... double woo-hoo!

Being that this Challenge was set to me by my Patchwork group, I'm going to get it to full completion & show them first, then show full pics here late in March, after Retreat.
But I do feel the need to at least show you this:


For anyone who's not familiar with the term of Sow's Ear, here's the thing...
there is a saying "you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear"... it means that it's hard to make something lovely or attractive from something ugly or inferior.
The original batiks strips (ugly sows ears!) that were the starting point of this Challenge were certainly ugly, but I'm hoping that I've made something reasonably nice from them (silk purse).
I like to give my quilts a name, & arrived at Sow's Ear fairly quickly.... maybe when it's fully finished I shall have to re-name it The Silk Purse ๐Ÿ˜„ Time will tell.

Now to call my quilter & get her to work her magic... in the between time, I'll make the binding... I feel I'm going to need a few kilometres of it, it's a big quilt๐Ÿ˜Ž

I can finally get back to sharing actual pics & information about what I'm making... as much as I love doing Secret Sewing, it's sometimes a pain because I can't share it here.
I'll leave you with an 'action shot'...
Aircon, tick... Lark Rise To Candleford, tick... lots of thread, tick... not a bad day at the office!

20 comments:

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful Anthea, well done on a great finish.

Maria said...

Hmmmm! Looks more like a Silk Purse to me... coming along beautifully Anthea...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....looks so good ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Lin said...

Definitely a silk purse! xx

I am said...

I think you have done a marvelous job Anthea.

Denice Barker said...

Oh, my sister-in-law would love this one. Her colors are wine, teal, green and all batik! I thought of her the second I saw it. Well done!

Wendy said...

Looks like a lovely silk purse to me! It came together beautifully and you should be very proud of the final results.

Fiona said...

well done, it's come up a treat... looks like jewels...
Hugz

Susan said...

I think it will definitely be worthy of "Silk Purse". Not a bad day in the office at all.

Ondrea said...

Definitely a silk purse now. Can't see any sows ears. WEll done.

kiwikid said...

Well done Anthea, it is a wonderful quilt!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful colors. I'd call it a silk purse!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! Definitely a silk purse now! Well done.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What a wonderful quilt! I too love Lark Rise to Candleford; you are so right...not a bad day at all. Happy Stitching!

Raewyn said...

It looks like you have worked some magic there and transformed your sows ear(s) beautifully - I'm looking forward to the full reveal!

Sharmayne said...

I have to agree that secret sewing can be a bit of a pain lol Meantime your sow silk purse is looking good!

Janice said...

I think it has turned into a silk purse. What a terrible place to spend the day.

Kaylee said...

The quilt is looking just fabulous Anthea, looking forward to seeing the end result after the quilting is done and the binding is on...

Jeanette said...

Looks fabulous Anthea. Definitely has turned into a silk purse. Hugs,xx

Chookyblue...... said...

A million years behind but it looks great... Well done and it is beautiful........

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