Thursday, September 6, 2012

I have mixed emotions.....

..... about having this quilt finished....


Butterfly Garden - design by Leanne Beasley....

full of butterflies .....


and daisies....


and lovely words....


and sweet stitcheries....



looks perfect with spring growth .....




I used a wool/polyester blend wadding - it gives the extra loft I wanted
you can see the quilting on the back - I did lots of stitch in the ditch around the applique - and some details in them... meandering over the rest and some fun quilting in some of the backstitched blocks


this picture is not so clear but I did a mini feather wreath and little feathers in the triangles


fits over the top of a queen bed  comfortably....


This quilt was my first needleturn work ..... all the blocks were different and such a pleasure to make....

 I will miss doing it.... 

I am imagining visits by my grandiegirls and we can spend time playing and looking at the different things on this quilt....

This was a UFO from last year... so it goes towards my Sew It's Finished item for September

Righto, Gotto Go...... I have the pins free for "My Favourite Things"........

60 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful quilt Fiona and the quilting is gorgeous!! Yay for another completion x

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  2. This is such a special finish. Your quilt is so beautiful! All the work you have done looks wonderful. Great quilting.
    And isn't it perfect to have a photo with the wisteria?
    It looks perfect on the bad.
    Congratulations!!

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  3. wow Fiona its beautiful,love it and love the beautiful job you have done of quilting it.xx

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  4. Oh Fiona, your quilt is beautiful. I love how you have quilted it, and can't believe how small those feather wreaths are, absolutely beautiful job! Hugs

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  5. Oh - that is so pretty! Finished is a good feeling, isn't it?

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  6. Georgeous - Georgeous,Fiona:-)
    What a tempting bed; love the quilting,beautifully done;You must be really happy!

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  7. Oh, it's beautiful. So much time and effort has gone into this quilt. I can just imagine you all sitting on it, and spotting all the goodies

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  8. It's a beautiful quilt, and you should feel very proud. It's always lovely to finish a quilt, but sometimes the process of making them is such a joy that you don't want it to end. Maybe some more needle turn in your future.......?

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  9. Oh Fiona it is absolutely beautiful. I have the patterns for this and want to make it for my Mum. Seeing yours has reminded me just how lovely it is. Your needle turn and stitching, and quilting... are perfect. You should be over the moon with this quilt.. you have done such a beautiful job. xx

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  10. You must be immensely proud, your quilt is really beautiful, so pretty and I love the quilting.



























































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  11. Oh what a lovely few minutes oohing and ahhing at every picture. You have made such a beautiful quilt Fiona.

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  12. Oh Fiona... it's just gorgeous. You would be very happy with it I expect! It's a wonderful addition to the bed and spring time! YuMMo ! :)

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  13. Wow Fiona...just grogeous and your quilting is perfect! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!

    Lisa

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  14. You've done an amazing job on it. It's gorgeous.

    Hugs

    Fee x

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  15. Fiona - its just beautiful and your quilting is fantastic. Love the picture with the wisteria.

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  16. Such a soft, sweet quilt with lovely details. Makes me happy just looking at it! I know that feeling of finishing up an enjoyable long-term project...happy for the end results and yet missing the joy of the doing. I'm sure your grandies will enjoy it with you!

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  17. What a wonderful finish you have! The quilting, seen best from the back, has certainly added to the pretty flowers and butterfies on the front! Lovely!

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  18. absolutely fantastic Fiona!!! I love it.
    It can come and live at my place if you need a place to store it?
    the quilting is amazing.

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  19. Just beautiful Fiona. A wonderful finish. Hugs

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  20. Your quilt is just beautiful Fiona. I love it!

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  21. Congratulations on a beautiful finish , I have enjoyed the process of this gorgeous quilt , you should be very proud !hugs Sheila

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  22. Your quilt is beautiful! I haven't even got the first block done on mine yet. One of these days I'll get going on it though. :0)

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  23. OMG...love it...just love it well done Bubz......three cheers....

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  24. Just WOW!!!!! You should be very proud of the quilt..
    Great stitchery, needleturn and quilting...

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  25. Hi Fiona! Sorry I haven't been around for a bit....so much going on here! Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous...and I agree with everyone else, you should be so proud of it! Love all the colors and the stitcheries...it's one of those quilts that is destined to become a treasured heirloom!

    Hope you're doing well, my dear friend. I'll drop you a note soon!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  26. Beautiful Fiona
    I have enjoyed see this quiltover the last year, I keep thinking I must find that pattern and give it a try as well. I have only done a very little needle turn and Butteryfly Garden looks like just a great place to get the pracitice in to build that skill.Enjoy your work and have a cuddle under it.
    Hugs
    in stithces

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  27. That is the PRETTIEST quilt I have ever seen. So many fabulous touches added to make it sweet and feminine and loving and comforting - you'll have so much fun snuggling and playing with the grandies!

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  28. Fiona you have done a wonderful job on Leanne's design, it's understandable that when you work on such a piece for so long that you would get attached to it. Your Butterfly Garden will bring you a lot of enjoyment in future, that will be your reward for completing it so beautifully. Well Done My Friend... x

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  29. I love that quilt and you did such beautiful work on it. Always sad when we finish something we love working on, but wonderful to see it displayed in our homes.

    And you were right, you won my contest;)

    Debbie

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  30. Fiona, it's amazing, gorgeous, wonderful. I'm completely in love with it.

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  31. Ah, so beautiful! No words can describe the feeling it gives to gaze upon it. LOL My words sound a bit corny but come from the heart.

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  32. Just lovely...you have spurred me on to finish mine!

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  33. Love love love it Fiona ... you've really done a beautiful job with the quilting too. Just a gawjus quilt :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  34. Such a beautiful quilt. You are so very clever.

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  35. Fiona, it is beautiful and the quilting is perfect. Congratulations on the finish. hugs

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  36. LOL It looks so familiar! Love it! So very pretty, and I can't tell you how pleased I am that you enjoyed making it so much! Bec xxx

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  37. What a fabulous quilt! It's one of my favourite quilts. Bec told me to come and have a look.

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  38. Fiona this is spectacular - you did perfect on the quilting, it's wonderful! Oh how I love this quilt. I don't know how you're going to top this one, girl! But now that it's finished, it's time to start another long-term project.....

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  39. Its lovely...the quilting is beautiful.
    Mama Bear

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  40. Its just so beautiful Fiona. well done.

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  41. It really is gorgeous Fiona!!! You have done a fantastic job on this quilt - both in the needle turn and the quilting!! Must be fantastic to finally have that sitting on your bed - Well Done!!! Hugs xx

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  42. It is absolutely devine Fiona! Your needle turn is wonderful and as for the quilting.....gorgeous. I bet you are doing the happy dance over your lovely quilt.

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  43. Your quilt is beautiful Fiona. I love what you have done with the quilting. It will make a lovely family heirloom to pass down through the generations. Hugs....

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  44. What a beautiful quilt Fiona - such a big effort, and your quilting complements it beautifully

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  45. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and your quilting is amazing! Just gorgeous. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

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  46. This quilt is so pretty - you have to love seeing it on the bed. But I know what you mean. When you're making the quilt you have such an intimate relationship with it, it's hard to let that go. You'll just have to visit it every day, have a little lie down on it, sit beside it and pet it, you know what I mean.

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  47. It looks simply gorgeous Fiona and I bet it's amazing up close.
    Your quilting is coming along in leaps and bounds. You should be very proud of this finish but I can understand your mixed emotions as this journey wraps up.

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  48. beautifully stitched and quilted. i can see why you will miss working on it because it is a gorgeous design. i need to get some quilting practise done on some small things and then start tackling some tops.

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  49. It's gorgeous! Love love love it in fact.

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  50. Hi all, I have seen this amazing quilt in real life it brings tears to your eyes. The lavender pots are so lovely. It's a very special quilt brought to life by a very special person. I just love it well done Fiona.

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  51. Your quilt is such a treasure Fiona, made so beautifully and now quilted so beautifully. It looks perfect with your lovely spring garden.

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  52. gorgeous Fiona.........and the quilting you did so well.........

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  53. Beautiful finish and I love the idea that you can continue to explore it with your grandiegirls. Perfect timing for spring.

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  54. You are my hero Fiona, I am in awe of your beautiful quilting. Well done, and I can see you and your grandies enjoying this quilt so very much!

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  55. oh my!! This is beautiful.. I have always admired this quilt but you have taken it to a new level on my wish list! The colours are gorgeous - not to mention the quilting! Outstanding!

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  57. OHHHHHH MMMMYYYYY GOSH!!!! That is just gorgeous!!

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  58. Fiona your quilt is so beautiful. Your applique and quilting look great. It is a beautiful pattern - I have been so tempted to buy it, as I would love to do it - one day.

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  59. Sooo pretty, what a perfect start to Spring...enjoy playing quilty butterflies with the grandiegirls...

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  60. Very special finish - glad I got to see it!

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