Monday, 6 August 2012

scribbly daisies

The summer is flying by faster than I can keep up with. The kids went down to my Mum's for a wee Parent-free holiday, while said parents worked.... and quilted ;)
I got the third quilt that I have made as part of the Joy Circle of do.Good Stitches finished up! For this quilt I asked all the lovely ladies of the Joy circle to use the Patchwork wheels tutorial by Don't Call Me Betsy, and asked for summery colours that reminded them of summer fruit and blue skies and they sent me the most amazing blocks! I think it's fantastic that women from all over the world can make blocks that work together so well together, following "summer fruits and blue skies"!!!


I really wanted to practice my FMQ with this quilt and decided to try something different. I found Leah Day's tutorial for Dresden Daisies which she described as easy. and though it might work well with this if I made it bigger as an all-over patten.


I went to a lovely sewing day last week at Jo Bearpaw's shop and had the BEST time and took this quilt along to try a little FMQ demo (don't know why I agreed to do an FMQ demo because I don't have a clue!!!... anyway)


The lovely Jenny (who doesn't have a blog but is Sarah Narcoleptic in a Cupboard's Mum) and Katy both had a wee go at quilting this too, and doesn't it look lovely??? I think they look like scribbly daisies :)


I really really love this quilt! I love that 10 women from all over the world made blocks for it, and 3 Scottish women had a hand in quilting it. The backing and binding were donated by the lovely, generous Jo who blogs at A Life in Lists, and has a gorgeous  Etsy shop. She offered fabric to charity quilters for free and refused to to take money for postage! She reckons she sent me a "pile of crap", but look Jo, look at how lovely your "pile of crap" makes this quilt top!!! :)


This lovely quilt, and it's predecessor are destined for Project Linus, in Glagow in Scotland. I think they will end up finding new homes with children who are attending my local Children's hospital. I really hope they brighten up a difficult time in a child's life (and the life of the child's family)

I had a couple of days down at my Mum's too and it was lovely. It looked a bit like this


and this


and this :)
oh to be 8 years old! :)

Fiona x

28 comments:

  1. Lovely bright quilt and great beach !

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  2. what a beautiful quilt, love those colours. The picture of your son, really sums up the fun of the beach and childhood

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  3. Oh to be 8 and have a puppy... looks so much fun! Quilt is a masterpiece by the way, love the quilting! Wish I hadnt felt so dozy in the afternoon and that I'd just had a go too!!

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  4. I completely love that quilt. Btw blocks in the post today - ill last week and I couldn't get out to post them :-(

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  5. I love this quilt and your FMQ! Admittedly when Leah Day says that something is 'easy' I think she means "once you have practised your FMQ regularly enough that you are comfortable with FMQ'g generally" - which sadly I am not yet. It is on my very long list of things to learn properly and now that Leah Day's book is on Amazon I will be getting it once I get started.

    Looks like your kids are enjoying the summer holidays - long may the good weather continue! What a beautiful beach x

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  6. Looks like you got the pick of the weather! And the Scribbly Daisies is such a pretty quilt with an equally pretty name!

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  7. Gorgeous quilt - the quilting is fab!

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  8. Aw lovely pics Fi! And what a gorgeous quilt, with such a lovely story too! Thanks too for the fabric, forgot to let you know I'd received it! Oops! Jxo

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  9. Oh, the wheel blocks look amazing! Your fmq is perfect, great design choice! Nothing better than a boy on the beach with his dog. Have a great week!

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  10. That quilt it gorgeous! You must be tempted to make another one for yourself. And I wish I had piles of crap for backing that looked like what you got!

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  11. Wow! So pretty! Love the colours!

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  12. The quilt is amazing and I love the beach photos!!

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  13. The quilt is such a lovely community project! And the beach looks beautiful.

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  14. EEE! It's spectacular! The fabrics are just delicious! Great, great make!

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  15. Brilliant quilting, you made it very look very easy but I'm not convinced it was! Can't tell whether it is the pup or child having more fun! Juliex

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  16. Lovely to see the quilt finished, it looks gorgeous.
    It was so nice to meet you the other weekend and I loved your relaxed 'teaching' style - really fun.

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  17. It looks gorgeous now it's done, still surprised you didn't pick my contribution out lol Paddling in the north sea though, brave boy...

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  18. It`s beautiful - won`t it be hard to part with it? Lovely beach photos too!

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  19. gorgeous quilt - might have to 'pinch' the idea for the cherish circle :)

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  20. Love the quilt Fiona, it is very summery.
    Where is the beach?

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  21. Not sure which picture I like best-- the ones of your son are beautiful and the quilt turned out great. The daisy FMQ is such the perfect complement to the summery blocks.

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  22. Wow - your quilt looks even more amazing!! I'm so impressed with that daisy quilting, it really is the perfect compliment to the blocks. Kids look like they had a ball!! Were there blue feet, though?

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  23. This is so pretty. I just made two of these blocks last night and yep..., this will be my daughter's next bed quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  24. Wow what a stunning colourful quilt. Love it!

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  25. Great choice of FMQ pattern - looks like the 3 Scots did a brilliant job! Looks like you might be hooked on FMQ - it just requires practice! The quilt itself is a very cheerful one and is bound to make someone feel better!

    Great beach scenes! Our pup is soon able to go out which will be fun - she enjoyed the perfect puppy book so much she ate one of the corners! Bit of a nibbler!

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  26. What a wonderfully colourful project for child to receive and love the fact that the fabrics were donated too. I am just a bit envious of those beautiful beach photos - oh to be dog too! I love the liberation in your son's posture.

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