Friday, November 16, 2012

At long last......

........ I got to give this quilt to it's owner......

I finished this quilt last year.....  but only recently did the label....

because it was a gift for my daughter and I gave to her on her 30th birthday 

(which is really amazing because I am not much older than that!)

It all started by falling in love with these fabrics...


the centre block has a lot of applique (I did both machine and hand blanket stitch) and stemstitched leaves and added a border.....


then block borders .....


and another edge with more roses to applique.... each petal section needed stitching all the way around - I used my machine for the bigger petals and hand stitched the smaller middle pieces


stem stitching the stems and applique leaves between the roses and a final blue border


and I got to give it to her with a real hug.....

much to the relief of the rest of the family - apparently she has been moaning that everyone else has a quilt!!!


I finally stitched and added the label just before we left


The pattern is Chocolate and Roses by Ann Gadsby and it measures 56" square.... I loved doing the different components of applique, embroidery, piecing and quilting.....  

Righto..... Gotto Go......... I want to renew acquaintance with my sewing machine!

38 comments:

  1. It's a lovely quilt, I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.

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  2. Just beautiful! Love the colourings you have chosen ;-)

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  3. Fiona, that is just beautiful, I bet she was well pleased! xx

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  4. That quilt is SO beautiful, Fiona. All of the work you did on it is gorgeous and I know your daughter will love it!

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  5. That is a beautiful quilt and gift for your daughter. I agree, we are much to young to have a 30 year old child;)

    Debbie

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  6. She will just love love love it!!! I love how you did the flowers.

    I know, you had her when you were 10...HA!!

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  7. WeLCoMe back traveller! Good to have you home! :)

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  8. Lucky big girl you have.
    I bet she thinks it was worth waiting for.
    Enjoy the reacquaintance with your machine.

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  9. Lucky big girl you have.
    I bet she thinks it was worth waiting for.
    Enjoy the reacquaintance with your machine.

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  10. Ah yes!Another child bride! Lol. Your daughters quilt is stunning. I am guessing it was pretty wonderful to get to give it to her in person as well. Lovely label too...so special.

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  11. How special - especially since you could personally give it to her. I'm sure your sewing machine will be pleased to have you back too.

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  12. wow Fiona that quilt is awesome i love the design,clever you,well done on finishing such a beautiful project.xx

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  13. A very beautiful quilt Fiona. Hugs,

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  14. Just gorgeous my very young friend
    Bet she just loves it
    Well done and to be given with a hug is just wonderful

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  15. Gorgeous quilt Fiona. You must be so pleased with it.

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  16. Fiona - I am in love! It is such a wonderful quilt and the colours and fabrics are gorgeous. Made with such love, how could she not love it. How funny that you and your daughter are so close in age; I was only saying the other day how remarkable it was that a sweet young thing like myself should have an 18yo and a 17yo!!!

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  17. Hmm you must have been a child bride......

    What a gorgeous quilt and I love your label. I am terrible for not putting on labels..

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  18. Fiona. This absolutely takes my breath away...oh my gosh how special is this. Everything about it is so perfect, including the label, you are a wonder! Dang girl. I'm beyond impressed with you.

    Glad you're home again, I sure enjoyed your trip with you, lol....all the things I'd love to see in person someday! Loved your son's pics of the eclipse!

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  19. Your quilt is wonderful. The fabrics are beautiful and are so suited to the lovely design. Beautiful sewing. A quilt to be treasured.

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  20. A gorgeous quilt, Fiona! Your daughter must have been thrilled!

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  21. This quilt is gorgeous! Welcome home.xoxo

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  22. You sure you gave it to the right Katherine lol. Its gorgeous and I love the colours and the appliqued rose design. Your daughter is very lucky indeed.

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  23. It is beautiful and even more special when it is delivered with a real hug. Welcome home and enjoy your time with your sewing machine. hugs

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  24. what a gorgeous quilt to hand deliver to your poor neglected daughter. Now she isn't the only one that doesn't have a quilt! All good things are worth the wait.

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  25. Wow, your daughters quilt is gorgeous, love the design and the colours you chose. She must have loved getting it hand delivered from you with a real hug!

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  26. Oh, how lovely. It's wonderful, especially the applique, and even more special as you could give to her in person

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  27. A fabulous quilt, what a lovely gift, I'm sure your daughter was over the moon.

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  28. 30! You child bride Fiona! That is one immensely stunning quilt, gosh has Katherine stopped crying over it yet? What a family treasure. Tracee xx

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  29. Just gorgeous Fiona....I'm sure this quilt be treasured always xo

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  30. A gorgeous quilt. She must be thrilled. It is nice to get back into the sewing room and sit at the machine isnt it.

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  31. Just gorgous Fiona! Oh and such a lot of work, all worth it for a special daughter I am sure.

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  32. Oh, what a beautiful quilt! Yes, I`m sure you DD loves it:) Your son`s took some great pics of the sky&moon. Thanks for lovely coments on my blog and happy FNSI for you as well.

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  33. The quilt is beautiful Fiona. So special. xx

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  34. What a wonderful gift, love the fabrics you have chosen!

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  35. Gorgeous...and even the better that you were able to give it with a real time-in person hug...

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