Tyger Ten: It’s done

Gosh, I do love Aretha.

By which I mean my new sewing machine. It’s been a while since I quilted a whole quilt top rather than constructed it by QAYG, so I was slightly dreading the process. However, what would in earlier times have been a solid three days of strenuous and frustrating quilting now took just one (and a rather easy one) day of sewing. Stitching down the binding is one of my favourite parts of the construction too, so the past few days have been rather pleasant!

So, the Tyger quilt is finished. I quilted it with straight lines in a chevron pattern, to echo the chevrons on the jerseys the teams (both regular and Indigenous) wear. I’ve bound it narrowly in the same dark charcoal I used in the blocks, and have left the central tiger motif un-quilted, just framed.

I wish I could have photographed it outside for more accurate and brilliant colour, but it gets dark early, the Husband isn’t home in time to hold it up in daylight, and it’s too soggy to put it on/over something since all the rain we’ve had. But it’s pretty brilliant anyway, so I’m not too upset about that.

I’m pleased with it. I hope my SIL will be too. If nothing else, it’ll keep her cosy whilst watching the footy games now that winter is drawing in Down Under.

And now, on to the next thing.

25 thoughts on “Tyger Ten: It’s done

  1. How SPECTACULAR!!! I simply love it 😍

  2. Meanwhile my sewing is at a minimum at the moment as it’s full on with my family here… cooking and making sure two square meals are available every day takes a toll on my enthusiasm for sitting at my machine. However as I can’t keep away little projects are being done … which will be posted on the next ScrapHappy day.

  3. magpiesue says:

    What fortuitous timing, to get this completed as your cooler weather comes on. It’s wonderful. I’m so glad the quilting was not the chore it used to be!

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    I love the drama of this quilt, so glad it was greeted with a big grin.

  5. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Stunning! And great to know that Aretha is earning her keep.

  6. Dayphoto says:

    WOW! I LOVE it! Just LOVE IT!

  7. Marty K says:

    STUNNING! So glad it was appreciated. I would be over the moon to receive a quilt like this. Wowzers! And happy to hear that Aretha is giving you the R E S P E C T you deserve. 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      I think I cheered up her day; she’s a little under the weather and it was good to see her smile! Aretha is being a true friend and saving my back.

  8. it’s a stunner! such a pleasure when a project is finished and much appreciated. Good to hear Aretha is well behaved.

  9. Caroline says:

    wonderful that you’ve got it finished, and it is a corker … no wonder SiL had a big grin

    • katechiconi says:

      In the end, it took no time and I’d been giving myself the heebie-jeebies about what quilting was going to involve. All for nothing; it was a breeze.

  10. Lucyannluna says:

    So glad it’s finished, it’s superb

  11. Stephanie says:

    I have anxiety just trying to work out how you placed the blocks to get the overall effect, I don’t know how you did it!

    • katechiconi says:

      Lots of trial and error. Arrange, take a photo, squint, rearrange, take another photo, squint some more. Repeat ad lib until something clicks. This is not the layout I’d originally planned, mainly because what works on paper sometimes just doesn’t in real life!

  12. rutigt says:

    Love it!!!! The tiger really catch your eyes!!

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