Friday, April 8, 2016

My first quilt finish....

for 2016!

Productivity is obviously not my word for this year.



 But sometimes life gets in the way, doesn't it?



I haven't even named this one yet.

The label is half sewn on waiting for inspiration!

If your remember I had some initial

basting problems!



But once I solved that issue, the straightline quilting 

went mostly smoothly.

  It had been too long since I had tested out my FMQ 

skills, but once I started, I didn't want to stop.... 


I used my favourite Aurifil thread in #2021 for all the

piecing and quilting. 


 I managed a couple of quick outdoor shots...


with the help of my son, 



 and a close up of the binding and backing...


Autumn is here and this quilt is already doing its job 

on our bed!



Happy sewing!

SUZ

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the way you quilted inside each individual block. Looks like you had fun once the basting was out of the way :)

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  2. How pretty! Love the quilting around the flowers!

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  3. Wow! This is so happy quilt! It's a good idea to quilt around the birds and flowers, it looks special :)

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  4. A really lovely, happy finish! I love all the little bits of gingham & plaid, and your bright colours!

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  5. What a fantastic quilt - love everything about it.

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  6. I am so pleased the basting sorted out. Congratulations on your finish. I really like the way this design allows the fabrics to stand out. Your FMQ is very effective. Great to have it on your bed ready for our cooler nights.

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  7. Well, as per usual, it's just gorgeous!!! I can't help thinking of the 1960's song "Little Boxes" by Pete Seeger. Your fabrics are simply beautiful!!!

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  8. Nice work, Suz. Well done persisting with the basting. Bet you are needing that quilt a lot more than we are up here. I'm hoping to make it to the end of the month before I need to pull the quilts out of the cupboard.

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  9. what a happy quilt - and your FMQ looks great and it's fun to see the different designs.

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  10. This is such a fun quilt all round, a great pattern to show off the fabrics, super fun fabrics and great quilting. Congratulations on the finish!

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  11. Once you got over your basting problems you must have raced away with the quilting, it looks great, so lively and vibrant, I love the striped binding, it finishes it off so nicely.

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  12. Looks fabulous Susan - I especially love your FMQ - I need to get a foot for my machine before I can try that.

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  13. I love the happy colours you've used. Great to hear you're using it on your bed. Slow and steady wins the race as the saying goes.

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  14. looks great and I like your quilting.............

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  15. I love it. A beautiful quilt. x

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  16. Your quilt is beautiful. You did a great job of the quilting,

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  17. Yeah for your finish. I enjoyed watching this one come together. The detail quilting around the different motifs is really nice. Good for you getting it ALL done. Something I need to do more of.

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  18. Gorgeous quilt! And a standing ovation for the finish!!

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  19. Thumbs up for this finish! I love it, this is such a happy and fun quilt. And the quilting makes every block special! Well done ;-)

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  20. adoro su trabajo es precioso, primer vez que miro su blog , es sensacional, felicitaciones por l terminacion de su trabajo, la seguire como ejemplo, muchas gracias.

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  21. I like what you did with the quilting - pick out details in the prints and use them as guidelines.
    I have no ideas about quilt names. It needs to be something happy, and something to do with squares or boxes. Boxes of goodies? Happy scrappy squares?

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