Saturday, January 26, 2013

FNSI results

Happy Australia Day

these are the chocolates I had to keep me going for FNSI


(now I said I was no desserts, no cakes... nothing about no chocolates)

this is what I finished off last evening


 very happy with my couch's new look


did you notice what is in the corner?


haha... gotta have a spider in the corner for a spiderweb quilt???

53" x 93"


I didn't add wadding.. with the scraps it is quite heavy and I wanted it more of a throw for this purpose....

I did stitch in the ditch to hold it together


if it's not a quilt I wonder if it is called quilting
maybe I just 'throwed' it together

did some wiggle wiggles along the piano key border... I wanted a bit of stiffness to hold the edges down


not the usual bias... I used 2" double fold and then sewed it on the back and folded the whole piece over to the front
(all machine work)


just the last bits done last evening and then I got out the hand sewing.. not much of that done... great game of tennis on the TV

This is another UFO done ... has been in the blocks stage for a while

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, long weekend here in Aus and our rellies arrive on Sunday night

For those who are shared the love about my cleaning frenzy
I share this poem


My neighbour is washing her windows,
And scrubbing and mopping her floors,
But my house is all topsy and turvey,
And dust is behind the doors.
My neighbour, she keeps her house spotless,
And she goes all day on a trot:
But no one would know in a fortnight
If she swept today or not.
The task I am at is enticing –
My neighbour is worn to a rag –
I am making a quilt out of pieces
I saved in a pretty chintz bag.
And the quilt, I know my descendants
Will exhibit with credit to me –
“So lovely – my grandmother made it
Long ago in 1933”.
But will her grandchildren remember
Her struggles with dirt and decay?
They will not – they will wish she had made them
The quilt I am making today.

Elizabeth Ryan DeCoursey

(Thanks to my friend Helen who sent me this...)

Righto, Gotto Go... Australia Day to enjoy (widget's coming to play)

47 comments:

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Happy Australia Day, I love your spider quilt. The real spider is the right finishing touch.

Jennifer said...

Love the spider.....of course a spider web quilt needs a spider! I like how you have finished your edges.

Terry said...

Your spiderweb quilt is amazing! And I love the spider you added! I don't think I could ever sit on it though...it's just too pretty! :0)

retdairyqueen said...

Fantastic quilt Love it
Happy Australia day

Anonymous said...

that is one stunning throw Fiona and i love the spider it is a great touch,well done and have fun with widget and enjoy your long weekend.xx

Sue SA said...

happy Australia Day! You can call the spider web a wagga as it doesnt have wadding!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How true is that poem Bubz...love it...and the quilt too! Have a great day xo

Sandra :) said...

Fat quarters aren't fabric, and chocolates aren't desserts - that's the NEW reality, and I like it!

Great quilt (oh how I love scrappy!), especially the spider :) Love the poem too - it's as true today as it was 80 years ago!

Susan said...

I love how your throw looks on the couch, complete with spider. Unfortunately I have too many real ones in my outdoor area. Your poem really sums it up beautifully. I love to think of my quilts warming and "hugging" my descendants long after I'm gone.

Jeanette said...

Very nice. Love the spider. Looks great on the lounge. Hugs,xx.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

very nice! The tip about not putting batting inbetween is a good one, especially for a throw to be used here in Australia ;-)

Mistea said...

Beautiful!
Your spider looks perfectly at home in her pretty web.
Happy Australia Day.

simplestitches said...

that looks fantastic!
Happy Australia Day

regan said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! Love the spider, too! And that poem is so perfect! I totally agree with it! :o) Thanks for sharing it!

Susan said...

I'm sure it will be a hit with the rellies and Widget coming to look - love those chocolates - hope you kept some for the rellies too.

katherine said...

The spider is a great addition and I do love the quilt. Looks wonderful and I suppose if it doesn't have wadding it will be so easy to just chuck in the wash when it needs it too. Enjoy your visitors too

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh my I am still laughing, legs really crossed, guffawing. Love your throwed together throw, and your itsy bitsy spider is a masterstroke!!! You really do brighten my day Fiona, and today is no exception :) Have a fantastic Australia Day!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great quilt. Love the poem!

Karen said...

Perfect chocolates for Australia Day!!
Your quilt throw has turned out so well. I do love the spider to finish it off. Some nifty thinking there with the binding, too. It has turned out to be perfect for your couch.
Enjoy Australia Day and all the best for when the rellies arrive tomorrow.

Wonky Girl said...

Love your quilt, a spider was the perfect add.
Oh, and happy Aussie Day, also thanks for sharing the poem.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love the addition of the spider and your quilt throw is perfect. Have fun with your visitors. I am sure it will be an emotional time when you hand them their special quilt. hugs

Larissa said...

The throw looks lovely Fiona! I love the little spider you added to it - really *makes* the quilt!! Looks fantastic upon your couch!!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Happy Australia Day to you and your family. Your quilt is just perfect for that couch. I love that poem, it could be about my neighbour.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

marina said...

your spider quilt looks amazing, I so love it and the little spider is a superb touch!! how clever.
such a great poem...

Jane Galley said...

Oh, I love that throw, and the spider in the corner-that could be fun

Grammasheri said...

Very VERY fun quilt Fiona, and the poem is delightful. I must keep that one handy!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love your spider quilt, it almost looks a bit like stain glass! Love the spider too! Gorgeous solution for dressing up your couch, hugs Wendy

Val Spiers said...

Great job on the quilted throw. I love the spider accessory.

Chris H said...

It is lovely, nice and bright. Hope your In Laws liked it too! lol
Not that keen on the spider... I don't like spiders!

De said...

I love it! Even the spider in the corner

Sue said...

I love your spider quilt.
Hope you are having a great Australia Day too.

Dot said...

Oh it turned out fabulous and I just love your spider.

Really love that poem. It's something for us all to remember when we are worrying about our 'mess'. Especially me. ;o)

Oddbjørg said...

A great quilt!

Noela said...

It's really lovely Fiona. The spider is a wonderful addition. Hugs....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your 'throwed together' quilt. Well done. Also love the poem. Thanks made me feel better Lol.

Anita said...

Happy Australia Day to you girl. I just love what you've done with that quilt. Gotta love the spider of course!!! lol.
Cheers, Anita.

Chrissie said...

Great quilt, love how you have finished it totally uplifting for your sofa. Great poem too, always wonder how no one comes when it is spik and span the minute it looks a mess everyone comes round lol

Janet said...

I love, love, love your spider web quilt! Happy Australia day.

Cindy Staub said...

Love the spider! Your quilt is lovely!

Lyn said...

A great poem..and the cover looks fabulous..love what you have done with it..even the spider!!

Anthea said...

Oh My!! Fiona the spider web quilt is just amazing, well done my friend, what a lot of work, and yes the spider in the corner is the cutest 8-legger ever...
Great idea with the binding x

Teresa F. said...

A quilter needs energy to accomplish their tasks and what better then chocolate.
I love your spider web quilt, specially the spider, it looks so appropriate.
Hugs,
Teresa

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt/throw Fiona.

Sue said...

That is absolutely perfect! Love the spider....Then only kind I like!!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL...just love it....

Deb R said...

Tis a gorgeous quilt, I love it!!!

Nicky said...

Love the finished quilt Fiona! Not so sure about the little guy who's made it his home.....?

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