Thursday, 25 April 2013

Spring Whimsy finished!

I'm so pleased to have this quilt finished, for three reasons;


1: The quilting went wrong, I was left with a baggy bit in the middle of the quilt and had to unpick all the way to the edge, repin and start the quilting again! Tedious is an understatement!

2: My friend bagsied this quilt when it was just square blocks unpieced hanging on the wall and I'm seeing her on Saturday and wanted to give it to her then - we're taking the kids to another roller disco!

3: This is one of the projects on my Finishalong list - yay!


Made with the Laurie Wisbrun Modern Whimsy layer cake that I won, some coordinating Robert Kaufmann solids, and a gorgeous Cath Kidston-esque fabric for the backing and binding.


I just love the striped binding!


I really didn't want to chop up the 10"x10" layer cake squares, the animal prints are adorable and I didn't want them to get lost in the quilt, I wanted them to 'make' the quilt.


The measurements are roughly 55" x 68" but it's in the wash at the moment so I can't confirm them exactly.

I'll be linking up with the friday parties...
Link a Finish Friday at Richard & Tanya Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and also
Let's Get Acquainted



20 comments:

Jennie said...

Great finish! Shame about the unpicking but I'm sure it was worth it!

Canadian Abroad said...

Despite the quilting hiccup it is a very lovely and cheerful quilt and I am sure your friend will adore it.

Val Spiers said...

Great quilt. I love the animal prints.

Snowcatcher said...

I, too, love the animal prints. The whole quilt is so bright and cheerful!

Kymberly said...

Perfect spring quilt. The prints in the layer cake are so fun, I'm glad you decided to leave them whole.

Renee said...

I like the front, but I love the back! The quilting looks awesome with the back! And I love binding with it too, so perfect!

ANudge said...

Very nice! Your friend will be delighted. Thanks for sharing. PS what is a rubbish gardener?

Whitney said...

well all your unpicking was worth it the quilting looks great. what a happy, springy quilt. and yes i love the striped binding as well, great choice!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That is very very cool! So colourful and I am sure your friend will love it! Well done!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful finish and a great gift for a friend.

Amanda K said...

Super cute quilt!
Amandak@whatthebobbin

Adrianne said...

What a fun bright quilt - I'm sure your friend will love it!

Kirsten said...

Love the big blocks of colour in your quilt - thanks so much for linking up this week.

Melissa said...

I love the quilting, adds a great visual dimension to it!

Melissa said...

I love the quilting, adds a great visual dimension to it!

Sewing Mom said...

It looks lovely...and I do love the finished product too...great job on the quilting. Visiting from "Let's Get Acquainted."

Annabella said...

It's a lovely bright quilt and your friend is going to just love it. Yea for a finish on the finishalong :) Popping by from Let's Get Aquainted.

RobotMomSews said...

Oh WOW! I love this! The animal prints, the colors, the straight line quilting! It's all so lovely!

QuiltCandy said...

What lovely quilts and I love those animal prints. I know what you mean about not wanting to chop up some fabrics!!

Cloud CouCou said...

So cute, love the colours!

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