Friday, 23 August 2013

A quilt in under a week!

I actually finished this last Saturday night (whilst watching The Notebook ... sob sob!!) which means from start to finish, this quilt took me 6 days to complete :) Undoubtedly, the time needed to make a quilt is reduced when using pre-cuts and when you can spend 2 uninterrupted days at the weekend to get the bulk of the work done (a piecing day and a quilting day).

I free motion quilted some little flowers in the sashing just to break up the stippling ... I keep saying I'll make up some practice squares to try out different FMQ patterns but I never seem to find the time. These are by no means perfect but I like the effect:

I tried some different photo angles of the finished quilt:

But I think you can't beat it being held up by two willing volunteers ... even if they do muck about during the process:

And the label:

It's Aunty Ruth's birthday tomorrow and we get to give it to her the quilt before the big family meal we'll be having ... it'll be a surprise gift - I'll let you know her reaction :)

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Can I get a Whoop Whoop.


  1. Fabulous! Though I would sack your two 'helpers' frankly... ;-) Thought of you so much yesterday when we were at Wicked, an amazing show!

  2. This is a lovely quilt! I'm sure your auntie will love it. Have fun!

  3. Whoop! Whoop! A lovely finish indeed! Those little flowers in the quilting are a very sweet addition. Congrats on finishing in time for Aunty Ruth's big day! Enjoy the day!

  4. I love your quilt, and I'm very impressed that you started and finished it so quickly. Beautiful colours. I'm sure she'll treasure it.

  5. Your helpers are funny. It's a beauty and a wonderful gift for a birthday celebration. Your are a fast one with great quality work. How do you do it and work too? Amazing.

  6. So pretty! I love the back too :) I have only seen The Notebook once, James Garner always reminds me of my dad, and the end was too tough for me.

  7. S beautiful, and the back is as pretty as the front! Blessings, Marlene


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