Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meeting Deadlines.....

I have so enjoyed stitching along with others in this years Stitchalong .... and to avoid some snaps of the whip from the special Chookyblue  I have found that it is best to keep up with the set deadlines!!!

As I am off on my o/s trip soon I really wanted to have it finished before I go

.... those creepy eyes watching the last of the binding being sewn down....


.... oooooh.... I love each of the blocks......


..... the backing was fun to make too ......


.... I just gotta have a picture of the quilt in a tree... this is an acacia ...


For my quilting I chose to ditch around the blocks and around the applique and then some simple feathers up the sashings....


 ... in the ditch again for a selection of the larger blocks to secure those patches in between the applique blocks....


.... and wiggly lines all around the borders....
(sorry - blurry picture!)


Thanks Chookyblue  for the inspiration to do this quilt and and everyone in the Stitchalong group for the motivation and encouragement to keep up with it..... I love it.....

This quilt was started last year, and I had listed it as one of my UFO's - it's great to have it finished, washed and ready for snuggling....

Righto, Gotto Go.....




I will read blogs when I can but please forgive the lack of comments and replies - will be back sewing in mid- November

We have lots of family in UK -  brother and sister in law (some will remember the very big sadness that their youngest son passed away in August) who we will be spending time with and also two of our children and their families - includes 4 grandiechildren, and our mum.

It will be a very sad time of grieving but also time that will be precious to spend together.

36 comments:

  1. Your quilt is just beautiful! Have a safe trip! :0)

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  2. Beautiful finish Fiona , gorgeous quilt and lots of lovely quilting to finish it off. Enjoy your trip , I know it will be extra special to have time with your family .Safe travels and have lots of fun.
    hugs Sheila

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful Fiona, well done. Travel safe, enjoy your family and the adventure.

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  4. What a great finish, you can go on holiday with a clear conscience. It's beautifully done, love the colours.
    Safe journey, and enjoy your time with your family

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  5. your quilt is gorgeous and love your FMQ,well done Fiona,have a safe and wonderful time with your family,take care.xx

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  6. My friend have a super super holiday I just wish I could have done the trip to the UK and met up with you...maybe next time. It will be a bitter sweet time, but one that will help to heal the wounds. I will be thinking about you - have a safe journey. Hugs xxx

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  7. Fiona, I do hope you find comfort meeting up with the family and get to enjoy some wonderful times as well. All the best, hugs, Susan

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  8. A beautiful quilt, love the colours. Best wishes for a safe journey and a great time with your family.

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  9. Well Done Fiona on such a wonderful quilt, lots of time & love gone into it. The back is a work of art in itself. Have a fab time.... x

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  10. Congratulations on your HUGE finish.. Great backing and I knew you could do it Fiona....


    Have a wonderful time with your family.
    Hugs for your brother and sister-in-law...

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  11. Hi Fiona.......your quilt is gorgeous.......you made the deadline..........congrats..........thanks for being part of the SAL........



    Enjoy your trip to the UK.......have a wonderful time with your family..........happy and sad times........but more memories to add to your life.........

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  13. A lovely quilt, and isn't it good to have it finished! Enjoy your time with your family - it is hard when they are half a world away, I know.

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  14. Your quilt is lovely. Well done to you for getting it finished. Your journey will be difficult but a way of healing too! Stay safe.

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  15. Enjoy your trip. Love your SKOW quilt. Look forward to hearing your news in mid-November.

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  16. The quilt is gorgeous Fiona. A wonderful finish. Have a great holiday away. Look forward to hearing about it when you get back. Hugs,

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  17. Your quilt looks lovely Fiona. Have a wonderful trip and travel safely. Enjoy spending time with your family.

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  18. Such a gorgeous quilt!!!! Have a wonderful relaxing time in the UK,theres nothing like the comfort of family; keep safe xxxxx

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  19. A wonderful version of this gorgeous pattern. Have a safe trip. Hugs

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  20. Well Done Fiona your Quilt looks Great as does the Backing...
    Have a Safe Trip and Enjoy your time with loved ones...
    Cheers.

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  21. Oh GO... EnJoY... Fiona...
    woohoo! :)

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  22. Oh Fiona~
    Have a lovely time and we will
    remember you & yours in prayer during this time for safe travel, health etc...hugs to you & your sweet ones as you have a sweet time & a time for reflecting on this loss and may the memories you have hold you all!
    Enjoy one another!
    Blessings~
    Lori

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  23. Your finished quilt is amazing ... front to back :o)
    Safe journey and may you return with many beautiful memories.

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  24. Great finish and have a wonderful time. Hugs xx

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  25. Congratulations on your quilt finish it looks great. I hope you have a wonderful holiday too.

    Helen

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  26. Your quilt is lovely..have a safe trip..

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  27. the quilt is gorgeous and enjoy your trip too. it will be wonderful for you to catch up with your family

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  28. Your quilt is gorgeous Fiona. Have a wonderful trip - we look forward to hearing lots of stories on your return

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  29. Gorgeous!!!!!! Have a safe trip my friend and have a wonderful time with all your family. I shall look forward to hearing all about it.

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  30. Oh Fiona, it's wonderful!

    I hope you enjoy the trip, I know it has a sad purpose, but hopefully being with your family will help the healing process

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  31. I have enjoyed watching the stitch along and hope to do one soon. Your quilt is beautiful well done on keeping up and finishing especially in recent challenging times. Cherish your family time and travel safely.

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  32. Have fun on your trip....
    Can't wait to see what Chooky comes up with next...I hope it isn't such a big project.
    Mama Bear

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  33. Congratulations on your SKoW finish...looks fabulous...well done...

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  34. Your quilt is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Fiona! Enjoy your trip, have safe travels, and hug your family close and love on them. I'm saying prayers for safe journeys, dear girl.

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  35. WOW,what a gorgeous SKoW,your choice of fabrics are top,love your backing,what a great job you have done:-) Enjoy your trip to UK,and all the best for everything.

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