Thursday, 14 November 2013

A Finish! I actually finished a quilt!

I took all of your advice on my FAL post and decided to concentrate on just one quilt until it was finished and guess what? It worked!


I finished my St Louis 16 Patch quilt and I'm delighted with it :) The fabric is mostly Bari J's LillyBelle with some other bits and bobs mixed in. I had originally made it square but have discovered I don't really like square quilts so I added an extra row.


I decided to practice my FMQ and went for a large scroll pattern. The quilting is very wobbly and uneven in places but I'm fine with that. Hopefully with practice I will get better and it's soft and snuggly and that's what matters. The back is a Tanya Whelan print I've had for ages.


My oldest son has declared it his new favourite quilt and has asked for one in "boy colours" for his bed, but he's going to have to wait because I've got rather a large FAL list to get through. For now he can share this one with Murphy, who decided it was his new bed late last night when I pulled it out of the dryer. Here he is all snuggled up with his teddy :)


I'm getting close to another finish on my list too. It's a hand quilting one that I've been working on slowly but steadily in the evenings. Hopefully I'll be able to show that soon.

Fiona x


16 comments:

  1. Great quilt and gorgeous Murphy snuggled in it.

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! I like that you added the extra row, I feel the same way about square quilts. Love the quilting, what a feat!

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  3. Clever Murphles :-) (very cute murphles too...)

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  4. This looks so beautiful, and warm and snuggly! Good for Murphy! Makes me miss my Abbie, an English Springer, who we said goodbye to last month, and I'm still crying over her. She was almost 16 years old and I miss her terribly! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great that your son has requested one like this. No wonder it's lovely!

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  6. How wonderful! I bet you are feeling very proud of yourself- and so you should! Murphy seems to approve too! It's gorgeous!

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  7. Puppy love. Congratulations on your finish.

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  8. Aw that is one cute pic of Murphy! He definitely steals the show! Lovely quilt too! Jxo

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  9. Psst. I don't like square quilts either!

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  10. brilliant. I love the binding (and the pooch!)

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  11. Lovely quilt finish. I am going to take the same advice! Di x

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  12. Aww ! Cute wee doggy! And a beautiful quilt - well done on the finish!

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  13. Murphy is so cute, and I am in love with your quilt. So snuggly and soft looking!

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  14. A lovely finish! Congrats!

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  15. No, not a real, live, actual finish?! *thud* ;o) Loving one dog and his teddy :o)

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