Working hard

Well, it’s been a busy old week quilting-wise. As RR so eloquently puts it, I’ve been in a bit of a quilting frenzy of late! After finally finding the finishing kit for my Block of the Month quilt (in a padlocked box at the bottom of a dark drawer marked ‘Beware of the Leopard’…), I’ve been mainly working on getting the quilt top put together, and I’m happy to say that I’m nearly done! The 2 wrong-sized blocks have been fixed, and another was taken apart and re-pieced when I noticed I’d accidentally sewn the the fussy-cut middle square in sideways (I could have just left it as it was, pretending it was a design choice, but I knew it would just bug me, so out came my trusty seam ripper again!)

So, once I was happy with my 12 blocks, it was time to open the finishing kit. I read the 18 page (!) instruction book for piecing the sashing and borders, and set to with my rotary cutter and various rulers. At the end of an afternoon’s hard work, with Mimi Bubba’s’ help’ , I’d cut all the pieces I needed to complete the quilt top…

Helpful Mimi     Finishing kit cut

… and found that the Fat Quarter Shop weren’t exactly stingy with the fabric! Having frugally saved all the remnants of fabric from each month’s kit, I was left with all this!


I’m thinking maybe I’ll use it to make the Granny Square quilt on Blue Elephant Stitches’ blog. Well, waste not want not and all that 🙂

So now the quilt top is almost finished, all I need to do is add the middle and outer borders. It’s turned out really nicely, I think, although it’ll be even prettier when I add the final borders…

Almost finished

Then of course the tricky part, deciding how to quilt it. But let’s just leave that for another day, shall we?

Linking up here to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

6 responses

  1. Oh, my, how beautiful! Such a lovely quilt! And those sweet ladies at FQS have given you TWO quilts for the price of one! lol I’m sure those would look pretty as Granny Squares too. Can’t wait to see that one!

  2. Thank you, my dear 🙂 I’m so pleased with it – all spotty and dotty and flowery and oh how those colours make me smile! And just look at all the darned triangles and flying geese in it! Probably never would have signed up if I’d realised, but so glad that I did 🙂
    I’ll hopefully finish the borders this week, then I can’t wait to get started on the 2013 mystery quilt – it’s made from the Avalon range by Fig Tree Quilts. I’m going to be even more super frugal with my cutting with this one if there’s going to be that much fabric spare!
    And rest assured, you’ll be seeing the Granny Squares in some form or other some time soon, at Peaks if not before…

  3. Bravo!!! J’adore ces couleurs fraiches et gaies.

    1. Merci bcp, Patricia, moi aussi je les adore!

  4. Gorgeous, dear Lynne! Those photos are simply beautiful and inspiring. How lucky to have a cat as an ‘ironing fairy’. That is what she’s doing, right? xx J

    1. Thank you! Do you recognise the fabric, my hexie friend???
      PS yes, Mimi Bubba is pressing all my blocks by lying on them, squishing them all nice and flat…

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