Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A bit of fun ......

A friend of mine ran out of time to sew a quilt she had been planning (well she is renovating the house!) so I did it for her...

The quilt top was a length of fun fabric and I added the red borders....


... some large meandering to keep the quilt very soft and snuggly ... with a double wriggle around the edge...   

I love the binding chosen to finish it off....


She paid in gin, salmon (which is my most favourite meal) and chocolates .... gotta love the barter system!

The layer cake and plain fabric for the stars stitch along has been cut and the lines for the corners marked ready for sewing ....


... they have been put away for later in my latest favourite storage packaging... the cheap plastic stationery envelopes....


Righto, Gotto Go... fresh Tasmanian salmon to cook.....

.... and Spring to enjoy ....



25 comments:

Cheryll said...

G-O-O-D trade!
Go EnJoY your salmon. :)

Dawn said...

Terrific easy quilt that looks awesome. Your FMQ is coming along lovely and I think you did very well in the trade off, especially the choc.

Cheryl said...

What a good friend you are Fiona. Love the trade

Jeanette said...

Good trade. Such a very cute quilt. Part of my fabric for the stitch along arrived today. Rest should be here tomorrow. Can't wait to get started. Hugs, xx

marina said...

your friend's quilt looks lovely!
you fabrics looks raring to go for your new project.
back to wintery weather down here after some lovely spring weather. Hope it comes back soon

Terry said...

What a cute quilt! I love the layer cake you cut up for your stars! Your blocks are going to be lovely! :0)

KERYN B said...

I will give you Salmon, gin, chocolates, bake you a cake and wrap it in French General fabric if you sew for me lol...

Barb said...

What a fun quilt to work on!! I am sure your friend appreicated that you finished it for her.

Anonymous said...

Wow I love this quilt good job Fiona,enjoy your Salmon and gin,lol.xx

Susan said...

That does sound like a good deal. It's a great looking quilt. Enjoy your salmon.

Karen said...

The quilt looks great. What a wonderful friend you are. And I do like your barter system!!
You look super organised for your stars, too.
Enjoy your meal.
I see blossom in the tree as well as birds!!

Chrissie said...

Brilliant barter system, enjoy the salmon and gin. Great finish on the quilt too, like the fun fabric xcx

Jennifer said...

What a fun easy quilt! Yum, salmon......it's not quite spring here, winter has returned with a vengeance.

Susan said...

Definitely a girl after my own heart - I'd eat salmon almost very day if I could. Clever way to make a quick quilt...

WoolenSails said...

That quilt is so fun, love it.

Debbie

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a perfect boys quilt, your quilting finishes it beautifully. Dinner sounds yummy! xx

Sheila said...

What a fun little quilt and your quilting looks great and what a great trade you made , yum salmon . I also signed up for the stars but haven't started cutting yet . Hugs Sheila

Christine M said...

Lovely little quilt. Sounds like a good trade, Fiona!

Sue SA said...

What a great deal, you get to have fun doing some quilting and some yummy food!

Chantal said...

Nothing like a good barter system! Enjoy Spring. We will (eventually) fall into Autumn but it is so hot and humid it's hard to believe it is coming.

Sisbabestitches said...

Sounds like the best of trades, everyone is so happy :) It's a lovely quilt :) You've fast on all that cutting, these fabrics will look sweet :)

Jane Galley said...

A very simple but effective quilt, and a great way to get paid! Love the fabric for your QAL too

Melody said...

A great deal for both sides. Do enjoy a gin and tonic myself

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Win, Win for everyone.......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Excellent quilt there Fiona and a great barter system you have going! Love it!

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