Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Break Out the Champagne!!

Well I finished the Isle of Skye quilt yesterday and washed and blocked it.  Today I have to sew on a hanging sleeve and a label. I think it looks like it will hang flat enough that I will not need to put a sleeve on the bottom of the quilt for a piece of wood to make it hang flat.

So what is story of this quilt.  We took the photo on our visit to Scotland in the summer of 2004.  I took a class from Susan Brittingham at Quilt University called “On Land and Sea” in the summer of 2005. I got as far as the foreground in front of the houses and stalled on the quilt.  For too many years I said that I was going to finish it, but this summer I decided enough was enough. My main problem was the rocks in the foreground and not having a fabric that worked for them.  This spring I bought some Stonehenge fabrics and they were perfect.  So maybe I was waiting for these fabrics to finish the quilt! 

The size of the quilt is 37 inches by 26 inches.  Now I have to figure out where I am going to hang it.


Now I have to figure out what I am going to name the quilt.

  • “The Isle of Skye”
  • “Summer on Skye”
  • “Over the Sea to Skye”
  • “My 6 Year Vacation on Skye!”



  1. That is very pretty!!! Great job!

  2. You did a great job on the quilting. I find deciding how to quilt landscapes difficult. I'm always worried the lines won't look right, take away from the overall scene. But once you get going, it can flow and enhance, as it has with your piece.

  3. Just had to pop in and tell you how gorgeous this is, Chris! Such a work of art.


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