Sunday, August 4, 2013

Catching up.....

I have finally quilted and bound one of my two Scrappy Trip around the World quilts...



This is a Bonnie Hunter design and the tutorial can be found HERE .... a great way to use up 2 1/2" strips and really quite quick and easy when you think of all those little squares...

I haven't done much meandering so that is what I chose to practice.... not bad but there are still bumps and pointy bits where they shouldn't be.... more practice... I'll just have to finish the other quilt!!

With a busy quilt like this nobody will notice.... except of course quilt police with magnifying glasses...


quite effective....


I am playing along with Anorina's Scrap Challenge... ( I do love a good scrap project!)

This is last weeks challenge..... very sweet and easy so I made two....


little hearts... which could be used for pincushions... I rather like them hanging .... with other trinkets....



These will be going in the box for the Birthday Love Stash.... which means I might need to make another for myself????


This quiltalong is giving lots of tips about being accurate with little points!  Mine have certainly improved but quilt police with magnifying glasses would certainly notice imperfections!!!  

These are weekly blocks and I have been keeping up with sewing them.... just not blogging about them....

Block 4...


Block 5....


Block 6


Righto, Gotto Go... I have a UFO to finish off....

I do hope you have had a lovely stitchy weekend...

40 comments:

Jane Galley said...

That quilt has turned out beautifully, and the hearts are divine. Someone will be very happy to find one of those in their parcel.

Elyte said...

Your Scrappy Trip Around the World looks fabulous. Could use it now, freezing down here. Lovely little hearts, hope to see lots of great ideas for scraps.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz, the quilt is so gorgeous....and your accuracy blocks are perfect...

Anonymous said...

your quilt looks awesome finished Fiona and i do love those scrapy hearts,well done.xx

Ginx Craft said...

Love your scrapy hearts. Lovely shades of pink and delicate prints. I got a bit distracted by your wonderful quilt.

Sue SA said...

Your scrappy trips looks great all quilted. I plan to practise stippling on mine too! Love the hearts, would be lovely with lavender in them or rose petals?

retdairyqueen said...

Love the scrappy hearts and your quilt looks great

Cheryl said...

Think I will have to do a scrap Trip Around the World quilt - love it. And love your blocks and your sweet little hearts Fiona

Lyn said...

Your quilt looks really effective..and the hearts are a great way to use your scraps..love the blocks you are making, looks like a great quilt a long

Susan said...

Where are those quilt police with magnifying glasses?? - I think we should ship them away somewhere!!! They better not visit here.
I think your quilting is coming along very nicely and the scrappy trip has worked out so well.

KaHolly said...

Sweet finishes. The scrappy trip is one of my favorites!! Am quite smitten with your little hearts.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful, good job on your quilting. It just takes practice and you are doing fine.

Maria said...

Nice meandering...... the quilt looks fabulous..
Cute Scrappy hearts..
and your blocks look good. especially like the fabrics in the 6th one...

Susan said...

Who are these quilt police?? I think your blocks and quilting look great, love the scrappy trip. I love quilts where you can use up some of "those" scraps.

Jennifer said...

That is indeed a good quilt to practice on! Your blocks look pretty good to me, you know.

Too many eggs said...

Wow your trip around the world looks great..... And I would nt qualify for the quilt police your blocks look great

Sue B said...

That quilt looks amazing, and I love those scrappy hearts, i may have to take a closer look at this stitchalong.

Terry said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! And I love those hearts! :0)

Barb said...

Your quilt looks fabulous!

Hilachas said...

Nice Scrappy Around the World! That reminds me that I want to get back to my Postage Stamp Quilt. Wonderful projects you've completed.

Sheila said...

Love your scrappy quilt , oh so pretty ! Cute little hearts and they would make great pincushions but I agree they look nice hanging up . Your accuracy blocks look very accurate , great job ! Hugs Sheila

Christine M said...

Lovely projects Fiona. Those hearts do look great hanging together.

Allie said...

Oh Fiona your TATW is so gorgeous!!! Quite takes my breath away. What a great quilt to use up scraps! Might have to make one myself, someday....
Love your little hearts, I like them hanging too. Your blocks are superb - maybe if I joined that I'd get better? Nah......

marina said...

well done! love your scrappy quilt.
Just have some cake to throw the quilt police off the trail..
love your accuracy blocks, especially the last one. the fabrics look gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Meandering is NOT the easiest (contrary to what I thought when I started this whole quilty 'trip') but it helps me to do a "self-talk" thing like this...."think puzzle pieces", repeat.... Love the "accuracy" blocks a lot!! I've just started to take in commissioned quilts to quilt cuz I just can't finish the tops quick enough to satisfy my quilt stitching love! LOL! I'll have to spend some time getting to 'know' you through your posts....fun! Hugs, Doreen

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt looks amazing...and so do your blocks. Very cute hearts. I am sure your quilting is lovely.

Chookyblue...... said...

I have used a lot of those fabrics in your accuracy blocks in my rising star quilt.......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great work Fiona and I'm loving your blocks!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I just saw your quilt on Cindy Needham's blog! Fiona it is beautiful!!!! A real treasure.
xo,
Deb

Melody said...

Fabulous, everything you sew is perfect.

De said...

Love your scrappy trip around the world. Heading over to check out the scrap challenge now too - like I need more projects right now - LOL! A4A blooks look fantastic too.

Susie said...

Wow! talk about progress! Amazing. Love the quilt and the scrap challenge sounds fun. I have been following Anorina on Instagram and have enjoyed viewing her challenges.

Joy McD said...

Beautiful blocks Fiona! And the trip around the world is so sweet - I have never made one of them... should one day when I have nothing else to do, lol!!! xxx

Lin said...

Lovely trip around the world, very effective and the hearts are gorgeous.

Karen said...

Great work with your quilt. Lovely to have a finish, too. The blocks are looking good!!

Anthea said...

Great job on the quilt Fiona! I love it, & don't worry I will be the last person to put my magnifying glass to it... you are so clever x

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Shirley said...

As always, I love it all, the quilt is just beautiful x

Nicky said...

Love this one, your quilting looks perfect to me... it must be true that practice makes perfect...

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