23 March, 2012

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!

It really does feel like thank god it's finished... This quilt I loved when I started then if it could've quite easily moved to a UFO...but now it's finished and ready to shove in the washing machine, I actually love it and would quite happily keep it.

I had two helpful kids holding it up, they wanted to be in the picture and weren't too happy when I asked them to hide...
I think I was 3 hours sewing on the binding last night, I've realised it's the biggest I've ever hand stitched and I'm thinking I'm going to learn how to machine bind but I do like the homemade feel of a hand sewn binding on the back.
Decided just to put on one of my home made labels/tag and not a proper label dating and naming it, as it's going to be sold/given/raffled I think Pippa's patch is just enough, if someone looks on google they'll find me as I nagged DH to buy me the domain.
I'm linking up to TGIFF and here's a few more piccies

 Finished Front, I love the bubbly feeling of it

Finished back, will piece a back again, love what it brings to the quilt back

the quilting reminds me of the Mr Men "Mr Jelly" what do you think ????   


10 comments:

  1. Isn't it great to have a finish? :)

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    1. sure is and its a beautiful day so its drying on the line :)

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  2. Well done you! I can tell how chuffed you are with yourself. Glad the frame worked out well in the end. That quilting is gorgeous.

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    1. it was 64" by 50" when it finished, and that was the max on the frame as it is, but Ive got the extensions, tempted to put the springy type one on it next and not worry about more borders just quilt and bind it..will get it out next week

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  3. I really like the pieced back..you're right, it does add that extra something!
    I have tried the machine stitched binding..it is faster (slightly..as you have to be quite careful) but really doesn't give it the same nice finish...So I have gone back to hand stitching the bigger quilts. I still machine bind baby quilts and wall hangings though.

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    1. I think i'll have a go on a small project and see, my machine has got nice decorative stitches, but i don't think i'd be accurate enough and so you'd see the faults :O(

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  4. Yay for a great finish, Pippa! I love your colour combinations. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  5. The pieced back is a winner. Like how you have your own tags for projects.

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