Thursday, 5 January 2012

The sun came out.....

Finally after weeks and weeks of gloom and storms the sun came out!
Just in time for me to show you the quilt I finally finished :)

Block a palooza finally finished!

I started this in January 2010 when John the Quilt Dad ran the Bloggers Block a Palooza QAL. I really enjoyed doing the QAL but couldn't decided how to piece the top, then I was too scared to quilt it, so it got put in a bag and buried as I got distracted with other things.

The quilt was at the top of my To-Do list this year and I am very pleased with myself for finishing it :)

Block a Palooza Quilt in it's rightful place :)

My youngest son is also very pleased because it's for his bed :)
It's really hard to get a photo of a quilt on a bunk bed!

Back of the Block a Palooza

3 of the quilt blocks ended up in the back of the quilt. I think my son actually prefers the back to the front!

I finally got brave and tried FMQ again, and I really enjoyed doing it!!!!
There are a fair few mistakes and jaggy bits but I'm really happy with how it's turned out, and they say practice makes perfect.
And I've got lots of WIPs to prectice on!

Fabric is Make Life by Sweetwater
Backing is Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt


Fiona x

23 comments:

  1. Lovely Fiona! I've been looking forward to seeing this finished :-)

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  2. love the quilting it makes it look all cosy and the blocks have quite a vintage feel about them.

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  3. That is a beautiful quilt! I love your color and fabric selections. Glad it will be used and appreciated! If this is on Flickr I might have to mark it as a fave.

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  4. Great finish! Must feel really good to have it done and being used :-) And good for you doing FMQ! I'm such a chicken, I managed fmq a 10" border round the outside then gave up... lol

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  5. It looks great! Your quilting is fab too!

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  6. Great finish Fiona! And I bet the little man will know you moved it! lol And good for you for getting back into the FMQing saddle! It get easier, I promise!

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  7. It's wonderful! I love the fabric and the quilting is great. Good for you to do it and it just gets easier the more you do!

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  8. Love it! Well done on the fmq and doesn't it go well with the cushion also on the bed! Jxo

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  9. It's wonderful and the FMQ looks great!

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  10. I love that quilt! Sometimes we need to put things away for a while before we can see clearly how we want to proceed with them. I am sure this was worth the wait!

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  11. Hush now woman, for God's sake don't scare the sun off again! That quilt does look amazing though, well done for finishing it :o)

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  12. I love this, it looks gorgeous

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  13. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla

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  14. What a really beautiful quilt! Well done for FMQing and finishing - this is way too nice to have been left languishing any longer! Gold star for you.

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  15. This looks wonderful, Fiona. Congrats on the FMQ finish too!

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  16. It's beautiful! Goodness you have a lot of triangles in there! Whew they took some effort, didn't they? Lovely.

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  17. It is beautiful Fiona! I am doing the same -practicing my FMQ on lots of UFOs coming up ! We will improve!

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  18. That is brilliant - how gorgeous. Well done for getting it finished - you've inspired me to get on with my unfinished large quilt that's rolled up in the cupboard...

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  19. oh it IS lovely! I just ordered some charms of this line. cool.

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