Following on from yesterday's posts where I talked you through all the mistakes I had made while constructing this small quilt of silks and velvets, you can now see the finished throw in the photo above (and as the title suggests, I promise that this will be the last of the wine coloured posts). I do love these rich colours though.
Because the piecing of this quilt ended up being so uneven, with barely a point matched throughout, it wasn't really a candidate for straight-line quilting, as that would only highlight how few straight lines had been achieved. For this reason I decided to hand-tie it. Being hand-tied rather than machine quilted seems to give a floppier, more puffy, quilt finish, which I'm not averse to. Tying knots can take longer than you might think though and so I was able to listen to several items in the Desert Island Discs archive, as well as a snippet of Lauren Child being interviewed on Woman's Hour (which wasn't nearly long enough to satisfy my interests).
The quilt is slippery, soft, cosy and full of different textures and consequently it's the quilt that my children have seemed most excited about seeing finished. Last night they both tried it out (one at a time - it's not a vast quilt as I wanted it to hang over the arm of a sofa unobtrusively) and declared that it felt lovely.
And just in case you're wondering how the colour matching has gone for the wine red fireplace....
Do you know something odd though....now I'm thinking of painting the end wall of the room that this looks into what Farrow & Ball call 'Oval Room Blue', which you can see below.
Image courtesy of Farrow & Ball
The rooms are two distinctly seperate spaces, but you can see directly into the second room from most angles when standing (or sitting) in the red room. I think the colours share the same heavy seriousness, but what do you think? Would it be best if I was barred from buying paintbrushes for the forseeable future?