Monday, August 19, 2013

Paper pulling completed

Today I laid this quilt top out for a photograph regarding 'paper pulling' being finalised, and what did I find?  One last errant hexagon paper still in place.

Some might have counted the papers to see how many there are but I don't worry about doing things like that.  I did do a bit of a calculation based on the number of flowers and I estimate probably approximately 400 pieces.

I have been asked about the age of the quilt top and I would have said about 30 years but I did find pieces with advertisements relating to 1993 so it looks like it is about 20 years old.
When I first saw the quilt I did not really like the background cream colour.  I thought it looked a dirty cream.

Now the paper pieces have gone so has the 'dirty' look and I am quite pleased with the colour combinations.

The hexagons are 3 inches and there's over 40 flower shapes in the whole quilt which is big enough to be a coverlet for a single bed.

What quilt inspection would be complete without a 'cat' scan.

This time it was Kaiser's turn.  He was there within minutes.


Vicki said...

Your cats are a hoot! This is such a beautiful project. And done with such love.....

Nancy said...

I'm glad that you are finishing this quilt. It deserves to be used and admired.

Shay said...

Congratulations on getting the cat off your lap for long enough to finish pulling papers. This quilt is going to be gorgeous when it’s all quilted up. I cant believe someone got rid of it ! Lucky for you though!

jan said...

yay! I think it is going to be beautiful!
xo jan