Here is my Whisper quilt finished!!
The constructions of the semicircles went quickly, it was decided on the final colors that took the most time. I am very excited to finally have a quilt that is made with only my hand dyed fabrics, even the binding and backing (same color as the binding, forgot to take pictures!)
When I first finished the piecing I wasn't really happy with it as it just seemed so flat and boring. But once I quilted it, WOW it just came to life and I love it!! It was an amazing transformation. Also as I was quilting it the brown and beige fabrics kept reminding me of chocolate ice cream and that was all I could think about when I was working on it! So I treated myself to a bowl when I was done :)
Here is the before and after.
You may have notice that my free hand swirls are kinda wonky, we that is not on purpose. I am finding my Mille harder to move these days and discovered a few weeks ago that my rails and wheels are really wearing down and making the machine harder to move smoothly. So I am considering an upgrade to the Bliss system that runs on ball bearings instead of wheels on the table rails. I have a online quilting friend that has offered to let me try her machine with the Bliss system as she just upgraded and loves the new system. We have a date booked to get together this summer and I am really looking forward to finally meeting her!!
So it is a good thing I take the summers off from quilting for others and I can do a bit of maintenance on my machine and get her running 100% again.
This last picture taken in the shade shows the colors of the fabrics best. Mmmmm ...every time I look at this quilt all I think about is Ice Cream!! I guess I'm going to have to rename this one " Ice Cream Swirl!"
I have one more client quilt to finish for the month but I have been waiting on a thread order. Hope it arrives on Monday as I have a busy week with the boys writing exams and finishing up school plus a day trip to the orthodontist that is out of town.