Thursday 29 December 2016

Hurry up Finish

As you read this the wedding quilt has been made and gifted. You can read about it here. The wedding was lovely and we had a great time. The nice thing about small weddings is everyone knows each other and the conversation just flows. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, for a few hours the worries melted away.

finished with time to spare

The designing and making of this quilt was a mad crazy rush. Why oh why did I do this to myself? As I told my friend the bride 'only for a special friend would I have made a quilt in such a short time.' She loved it.
I couldn't find the sun to take better pictures in, it's that overcast time of year. Oh well the pictures must be taken as everyone wants a little eye candy. The four patch blocks went together quickly. 

four patches in a four patch.

The star blocks I made and used a template to cut the points, and wonder of wonders from the first one to the last one everything fit perfectly. This quilt was cooperating, that doesn't happen very often. My seam ripper for once was quit, no rip, rip rip this time around. Not to worry it gets lots of workout on a regular basis.

star blocks fit perfectly

For the quilting I did simple loops and leaves using Aurifil 2605 on top and Superior bottom line in the bobbin. I may have gone a little crazy stitching them, I got in the flow and there was no stopping me. My hubby said I had the peddle to the medal.

flange binding
I made my first flanged binding! What a great way to finish up a quilt that little pop of colour that the flange gives, in my opinion added to the overall effect. I like how this quilt turned out, and may have given myself a little pat on the back for a job well done. I even finished with time to spare.


I knew I wouldn't have time to piece a backing so I used a gray mottled wide backing. 

Now it's back to the slower more relaxed type of sewing. I'm working on my 150 Canadian Women blocks in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Three blocks are released every week with a story of a Canadian women with every block, week 7 is the latest release. I have week one, 6 and 7 done. I may be playing catchup with these. 

week 7 top row, week 6 second row, week 1 bottom row

I am going to make them using my scrap reds and whites. The blocks are 6'' finished so some of the little pieces of white on whites are getting used up, hopefully I'll get all those little bits and pieces used up on this project. I may have to get a few red FQ's, we'll see how things progress first.

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  1. What a lovely quilt and well done on getting it done in time. I love the flange binding. Never done one before,maybe 2017 will be the year xx

  2. This is an awesome gift. The colours and design are wonderful. You did a great job on the quilting.

  3. Cindy, it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm sure your friend loves this quilt very much. I love the pop that little pink flange gives the quilt. And I agree small intimate weddings where everyone knows each other is the best.

  4. That flanged binding is da bomb Cindy! You rocked this quilt in all stages, and I'm sure she is beyond thrilled to receive it. It IS nice to be able to let your cares float away for a little while and enjoy visiting, laughing and reminiscing with family in a smaller setting. Very happy for you in many aspects. :-)

  5. Congratulations on getting the quilt made and gifted on time. I'm so glad the wedding was a lovely way to forget your worries for a short time, too. Happy New Year!

  6. It sounds like the quilt was just the ticket. I'm with you. Last minute projects are never handy at the moment, but in the end I'm usually glad I went with the chaos. I'm SO glad you had an occasion to relax and just live in the moment, and I agree small weddings are perfect! I hope the holidays were icing on the cake, Cindy.

  7. Bravo to you for 'whipping' out a beautiful quilt in such a short time! Congrats on the beautiful finish! It's always nice to get back to normal after the holidays!

  8. Congrats on a quick quilt turn around, it's very pretty!

  9. It's a beautiful quilt Cyndy and made quickly to boot. Awesome.

  10. You absolutely deserve a pat on the back. Great job! The quilt is beautiful, and you're right about the flange!

  11. Beautiful!! No doubt the most beautiful, modern quilt patterns are hand crafted types


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