Finished Quilts

Monday, 25 November 2013

#chuffedtobits

I'm cutting to the chase with this post.  I have finally finished the wee man's quilt (now that nearly every one of his friends has one made by me it was only fair!) - WOOP WOOP!  I had planned to venture outside and attempt some arty photo shoot but the light is rubbish today and I'm no Kelly, so with no further ado...

#chuffedtobits
I am so chuffed with this quilt I could burst!  As mentioned previously, the blocks were made for me by my lovely Bumblie Bee friends last year and once I'd got my head around it, the top came together really quickly.  I've only ever done straight line quilting before so the circles were a wee bit of a challenge but only really making sure they were actual circles and not diamond or rhomboids (love that word!).  There are four different thread colours used for the circles so the bobbin and thread was changed for each circle (I only got the order wrong once and didn't rip it out #naughty). A few of the circles were unpicked to correct over wonkiness or filthy little puckers.  I felt it important that it was the best I could do.  I am so glad cos I just LOVE how the quilting looks...front and back....

#chuffedwiththebacktoo
I've never pieced a back before and I am loving this too.  It shifted a bit during the quilting process and required some remedial attention but I'm probably the only one who will notice that.  I f*cked up royally with was a little parsimonious with the backing so it was only fair that I learned my lesson!

The binding is the left over green and orange fabric from the front and it works really well.  I took my time putting it on and the corners are pretty chuffing brilliant.  Hand sewn down too. #justright

The wee man is suitably bored with it although he does have a favourite owl.  It will be doing on his big boy bed when I can persuade Laughing Boy that he's ready for one. And the wee man will know that it was made with love by lots of people.

Thanks to the Bumblie Bees for your fabulous work
Thanks to Tanya for helping me with the block placement
Thanks to Sue for telling me to just get on with it
Thanks to Catherine for the circles tute
Thanks to Carly for the advice about the stitch length #genius
Thanks for all the IG love through the process
Thanks to the quilt goddesses for the invention of the seam ripper and for being good to me...


managed to finish the circle...just!
 


Edited to link up with Celtic Thistle Stitches New to Me in November for my circle quilting

22 comments:

  1. Having seen it on Saturday I can truly understand why your are chuffed to bits. I really like the circular quilting. H is going to love it. Di x

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  2. Brilliant Moira, the quilting looks fab!

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  3. Lucky sprog! Your quilting is brilliant.

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  4. The whole thing is fab, I love every single part of it.

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  5. Lovely to see your Bee quilt finished and bound. The pieced backing is wonderful and so is the quilting. The sewing genie must have been sitting on your shoulder to manage your thread requirements so very accurately! Gorgeous work Moira x

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  6. Not a rhomboid in sight ;) What a stunning finish, well done you XXXX

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  7. Love this - the quilting is perfect for it!

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  8. your quilting is excellent on this lovely quilt

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  9. This is truly supreme.... I LOVE the circular quilting. Those owls are just adorable.... H is very, very lucky x

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  10. It is absolutely gorgeous Moira, you definitely should be chuffed to bits with it!

    Thanks for linking up to New to Me too.

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  11. It's gorgeous! I love circular quilting and it looks fab here.

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  12. The circular quilting is awesome - and what a great collaborative project, full of love. I love that phrase "chuffed to bits" - :)

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  13. Fab circular quilting - your quilt look marvellous :D

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  14. that looks beautiful :) just popped over from the slow blogger linky :)

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  15. Your quilt looks great - really like the quilting pattern, it so suits the quilt design.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  16. Hi, I'm visiting on the new to you link-up :) Love the quilting. Looks great and I'm sure that your little man will adore it.

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  17. It looks great! The quilting looks pretty fab to me!

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  18. Great quilt, Moira! And beautifully quilted, too! I am sure it will be loved into pieces over the years :)

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