31 January, 2014

Its another finish

I know I've been AWOL for alot of January, I seem to have lost my mojo and have been more involved with cross stitch but that's a tomorrow post.



Scraping in just before the end of the month and linking up to TGIFF, Finish it up Friday  and Can I get a Whoop Whoop, I present to you my #economyblockalong quilt.
Ill be blogging this later but I spy a #kitty #economyblockalong
It started in January as a quilt along on Instagram, I loved the idea of getting rid of some fabric lol....It is made completely from stash, some vomitty (aka older fabric) some new and precious, There are some mushrooms (those at FQR when I received it know what I thought of that fabric) some from the first FQR (the london eye fabric) and also fabrics that remind me of places, bee members, people and past quilts.
I will say, thank god I cut it all up early on, otherwise it would've ended up being a 4 block big cushion, they were quite boring to piece lol, I don't know how people have managed 156 or more of them, these are big blocks though and are 12.5"
The backing is a cotton sheet I bought here at La Redoute during the sales. I love them and use alot of their sheets for backings, they are just so perfect for quilt backs and so reasonable. This one looks like a quilt don't you think :)
Originally it was a quilt for my daughter, she'll be moving into her own room and not having to share with her bro during February and so she chose all the centre blocks but she decided it needed to be a family quilt as it was too lovely for just her to use #awww

I pieced it as always with Aurifil 50wt, it's batting is the eco wadding and was quilted in my first attempt at loops and stars with Aurifil longarm poly thread.
Star & loop fmq attempt on #economyblockalong quilt using aurifil poly :)

My piecing and quilting is far from perfect, there are points not meeting exactly in the middle and there are a few eyelashes (I've finally realised one of my bobbins needed chucking away and after a change perfect tension again) but do my kids care noooooo.
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DS snuggled under it the second it came off the frame and had been trimmed, didn't even get time to get the binding made.  I'm testing it mum, lol....

It brought a tear to my eye the joy a simple quilt can bring to my children, it's these moments that make me realise why I quilt, to share happiness and wrap people up in quilty love.
My animals also love to get in on the quilty love, as you can see... heheh the kitties even sleep on the quilting frame when there's a quilt loaded on it.
Anyway, enough slush, the quilt measures 60" square so perfect for a snuggle.  The binding is a michael miller zig zag I had in stash.
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It's also No 6 on my finish along list so one down, 5 to go :O)
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21 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous Pippa! That kid knows how to charm.

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  2. What a lovely quilt. I have just succumbed to the #economyblockalong but am just doing a large cushion. Love your colours!

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  3. Whoop whoop I am doing ufo's and using up fabric.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! The quilting works really well on it, I bet it is so cozy and soft!

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  5. Loveeeeee the quilt! DS is quite adorable as well!

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the backing :)

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love your comment about the economy blocks! I have not given in to this yet, but there are so many beautiful quilts out there with LOTS of blocks!

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  8. Oh this is fab Pippa! What a great quilt x

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  9. Your economy quilt turned out lovely. Like how you include your dog in the photos. I will have to try that sometime.

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  10. Love it! It's so colorful, love the stars you quilted into it. I so think one of my next quilts is going to have the be the economy quilt. It looks like a great simple pattern for another charity quilt I need to make.

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  11. I'm all about quilty love too! Congrats on the finish! It looks great. I got bitten by the Economy Block Along too, but am still working on mine. Someday...

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  12. Love the quilt so warm and cosy.ecnomy blocks seem to be really in at the moment, I have 100 but think I am going to make mug mats etc with some and maybe use some for bags, who knows not doing anything with them at the moment!!

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  13. Ah, the best measure of a quilt's success - the speed with which it takes a pet or child to claim it! Well done, it looks great!

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  14. Great post ! Quilts should be loved

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  15. That's so lovely, both the quilt and the way it's been embraced by the kiddies!

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  16. Nice one! And a finish is always good!
    Kids and animals are the best helpers

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  17. Gorgeous quilt! Your daughter chose great pieces; it's so colourful and happy looking! I tried chain piecing my economy blocks but found that boring as I wasn't getting anywhere with block making, so I ended up chain piecing a few at a time rather than all at once. It made it a little easier for me, because I was chain piecing to save time, and I could see some results!!

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  18. Your economy patch quilt is so cheerful. I really like it.

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