Thursday, 4 December 2014

Finally, A Finish

I would like to say I got a sudden spurt of energy to finish my orange and blue (name?) quilt. Actually, I have been expending energy like a mad woman but not on the sewing stuff. On the decluttering, haul all the cupboards out stuff. And the fight the crowds and do as much Christmas shopping in one day as humanly possible stuff. On the other stuff of life. But things are getting done and I don't feel like Christmas is hanging over me with impending doom because of things not done. I almost feel in control, and this is a good feeling indeed.

Yesterday was the get things done in the sewing room done designated day. So I did. I basted, quilted and bound this quilt.


I stippled all over, because that is my go to, get it done as quickly as possible quilting preference. It is backed with the Ikea number fabric. And bound with a scrappy navy binding.


I particularly like how those blue crosses line up so beautifully well. I would like to say that was due to very careful planning, but let's just say happen stance may have come into it too.

I went and spent the day with the lovely Ange today. And put her to work holding up quilts. (She's taller than me and was required to keep this off the wet grass!)


Tomorrow another quilt will be finished, and Saturday a third. I'm on a binding marathon. What's keeping you busy?

Susan

PS: I would like to thank all the lovely ladies in our Stitch Tease Bee for the blocks they made that went into the making of this quilt.

23 comments:

  1. It's a beaut! I love the blue and orange.

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  2. it is a lovely burnt orange, isn't it? Reminds of Terry's chocolate orange orange.

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  3. Hi Susan! This is Super beautiful! I love the colours and the pattern is one of my favourites even never made it yet. You made the quilting in one day? Wow! x teje

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  4. Looks amazing. Am jealous of your preparedness re Christmas. Ange comes in handy now and again doesn't she?

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  5. Your finish is absolutely beautiful. I have no idea how you accomplished all of that in a day!

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  6. I really love it! Think you did brilliantly getting it done and the binding is so cool! Well done on the other life stuff too :)

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  7. It is beautiful Susan, I think it might even be one of my all time favourites that you have made.

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  8. That is one gorgeous quilt Mrs! I'm quite partial to it! :D. X

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  9. Such a lovely colour scheme! Love it! I wish I was as organised as you for Christmas! Jxo

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  10. It's lovely! Blue and orange is a great combination

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  11. It's beautiful, you are sure motoring through the to do pile!

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  12. I know I already told you how much I ❤️ this quilt but I just need to tell you again

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  13. It's a lovely quilt - the colours and the pattern. And amazing progress through your to-do list! I've been avoiding starting work on the Christmas card pile all week - it has become a burden when I should be looking forward to getting in touch with friends and family! So I'm setting a table up next to a window (the sun is shining in England!!!) and getting down to it!
    Look forward to seeing your next finishes - no pressure!
    Allison

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  14. Wow, basted, quilted and bound in one day! It's a beauty for sure!!

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  15. Nicely done! Very productive. I'm on the impending doom Christmas cycle myself :)

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  16. Always good to utilise your resources when you go visiting... ;o)

    Love the end result on the quilt

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  17. This is a super quilt - really love those colours! Great to see Ange working so hard!

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  18. Love the blocks. Tall friends are useful!

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