Monday, May 6, 2013

yipppppeeeeee.....

The quilt is done and on my bed ready for Winter's chill


Big quilt.... 200 x 221cm 


I bought a cream on white backing for the background otherwise it is all scraps
(with a little bit of help from my friends) 


many hours of fun piecing this one....  piecing, chain stitch stems, needleturn leaves, hundreds of HST's and little piano key type piecing and of course the quilting ....


... you can see how thrilled I am to have it done....


this quilt is on the back cover of Material Obsession and is designed by Kathy Doughty 


.... you can see the similarity ..........

.... this is my new all time favourite quilt.....


This has been a UFO for two years running... glad to knock it off the list for Sew It's Finished

Righto, Gotto Go... I hear the winter chills are on their way.... glad I've got something to cuddle under.....

Oh my gosh, I do love it.......



48 comments:

Elyte said...

So beautiful. Congratulations, it was worth every cut and stitch and perfect timing for the cooler weather.
And you have a back cover for your first book as well!

Chookyblue...... said...

you should be very excited about your quilt it is gorgeous........congrats......

Anonymous said...

lol,i love this post Fiona,love the quilt ,love the pics,love your happy character,wow what an achievement my friend,it looks awesome on your bed,well done.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

I think your post title is so spot on. Just love your new quilt, enjoy. Best thing about this quilt it was made from your stash.

Happy days.
Bev.

Cheryll said...

Your quilt looks sensational Fiona. Love all the colours and it looks soooo cosy too! Great work!!!! :)

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and looks beautiful on your bed.

Debbie

Jeanette said...

Wow Fiona. Your quilt is so beautiful. Hugs,xx.

Marilyn said...

More scraps down, and what a beautiful way to use them. It is a stunning quilt.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Woo hoo! I do see some sweet dreams coming from sleeping under such a beauty! Congratulations!

Tarnyia said...

Love your photo's especially the ones of you throwing it and being wrapped in it.... love love love your gorgeous quilt xxxx

Terry said...

It's beautiful Fiona! Congratulations! :0)

Mistea said...

Looks like that was worth the wait. The quilt is amazing. Love how you've wrapped yourself in your scraps.
Stay cosy.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fabulous quilt!

Jennifer said...

It is indeed gorgeous! Congratulations on such a great finish, just in time for colder weather too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done....looks fantastic....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Such a cute photo shoot, loved it!! And the quilt is fantastic, looks gorgeous on your bed, hugs Wendy

Sisbabestitches said...

Gosh! Don't really have any other words, just gosh! Okay maybe golly gosh :) Woweee!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done Fiona. It looks fantastic and a huge achievement. And the quilting, wow. Huge congrats on such a great finish. hugs

Susan said...

Congratulations you cover girl! Giant quilts are such a huge effort, but so well worth it. You will sleep very well under this one, well done.

Jeni said...

Congratulations & the quilt is fantastic,you must be so happy

Susan said...

OMGosh I do love it too - love the fun way you have told us about it too! And I am speechless about the quilting . .

Sue B said...

Amazing work Fiona and what a great way to celebrate. I love the pic of you tossing it in the air and then wrapping it around you.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is fabulous Fiona. Well done on a great job!

DeeDee said...

You quilt is so awesome... I just this last year started to do a Quilt Block of the Month... I am starting to get the hang of it. We did all houses.. I never realized how much work they are.. OMg! this one of yours is a treasure of all the small things in life.. Scraps... I love it..

Val Spiers said...

What a great quilt. I love the way the stems go to the starry flowers. I like your version of the back cover of the magazine.

Daisy Jayne said...

When life gives you scraps make a quilt! way to go... your quilt is awesome

Grammasheri said...

I can see WHY you love it! It is beautiful! How fun that you photographed it like the magazine pic. Your version is way more colorful and pleasing to my eye. Perfect for a cup of hot tea and a cozy up when the winds grow cold!

Jane Galley said...

It's beautiful, bed time won't come soon enough for you

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is just so beautiful.... I love your 'thrilled' photos. Such a lovely post. It made me happy just reading it. Well done :-)

Janet said...

It looks perfectly lovely, both on your bed and wrapped around you :)

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful you should be proud.

marina said...

Absolutely Stupendous Finish!!! Love it in every pic you posted.

Serenata said...

Wow Fiona, this is absolutely stunning, I am in awe of it!

Anonymous said...

What an awesomely stunning quilt! I LOVE your colours and the pattern is great.

katherine said...

Fiona your quilt looks fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Fiona - just love it

helbel19 said...

Wow its easy to see why you are so excited..... looks fantastic.

Helen

Shirley Cryan said...

It's so beautiful Fiona, I love the stems and leaves on it. congratulations on your latest finish. x

Sue SA said...

Lots of work in that quilt, looks great, surprised it only took you two years to finish, the quilting alone would have taken me that long - well done!

Wonky Girl said...

Oh how wonderful, you made it from stash and friends "help" too. Many hours of work but what a beautiful, beautiful result. Love the photos you took! Ah, now for you to enjoy.

Deb R said...

Such a beautiful quilt, love all the pics!!! Well done Fiona!

Karen said...

Your quilt is wonderful. There is so much work involved in this beauty!! It looks great in your room, too. Well done on a fantastic finish!!

Too many eggs said...

It's so gorgeous.... You did a gorgeous job.... You should be very pleased with yourself

Anthea said...

Oh Fiona, what a stunner! This is such a magnificent quilt, I am so happy for you, what a labour of love & skill. I adore the pic of you tossing it in the air. Congratulations! xx

simplestitches said...

just gorgeous Fiona! a job very well done...and isn't it a great feeling to have finished and have something beautiful to cuddle under!

Sheila said...

No wonder you love it , it is incredible , I love it too and what better way to keep the chill off than a beautiful quilt . Hugs Sheila

Sunnybec said...

Hello! Your quilt is beautiful Fiona, can I borrow it please it's really cold in the UK, cold and raining...when is this weather ever going to get better. We have parked the camper in a friends lock up and are staying in their house with them until Tuesday, it's nice to have a bit more space to move around in LOL. Not sure how much longer we will stay in UK, it all depends on the weather.
Hugs xxxx

Raewyn said...

HI Fiona, I have recently 'discovered' this quilt... and look whose blog came up when I googled it! YOur finsihed quilt is jutst gorgeous and I bet it kept you nice and snuggly over winter. Please can you tell me Which of their books this is in... I feel a purchase coming on...!! hugs

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