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 I had originally made it square but have discovered I don't really like square quilts so I added an extra row.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.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
A Finish! I actually finished a quilt!
Posted by Fiona @ Poppy Makes at 03:14
Labels: bari J, FAL, Finish Along 2013, Lillybelle, st louis 16 patch quilt
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Great quilt and gorgeous Murphy snuggled in it.ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous! I like that you added the extra row, I feel the same way about square quilts. Love the quilting, what a feat!ReplyDelete
Clever Murphles :-) (very cute murphles too...)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Great that your son has requested one like this. No wonder it's lovely!ReplyDelete
How wonderful! I bet you are feeling very proud of yourself- and so you should! Murphy seems to approve too! It's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Lovely, hip hip hurray!ReplyDelete
Puppy love. Congratulations on your finish.ReplyDelete
Aw that is one cute pic of Murphy! He definitely steals the show! Lovely quilt too! JxoReplyDelete
Psst. I don't like square quilts either!ReplyDelete
brilliant. I love the binding (and the pooch!)ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt finish. I am going to take the same advice! Di xReplyDelete
Aww ! Cute wee doggy! And a beautiful quilt - well done on the finish!ReplyDelete
Murphy is so cute, and I am in love with your quilt. So snuggly and soft looking!ReplyDelete
A lovely finish! Congrats!ReplyDelete
No, not a real, live, actual finish?! *thud* ;o) Loving one dog and his teddy :o)ReplyDelete