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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
It's also No 6 on my finish along list so one down, 5 to go :O)