Wednesday, 20 January 2016

2016 Finish Along - first finish!

I have my first finish from my list for the 2016FAL.  I have plenty more to finish but I am always excited by the first finish!
 
I was recently sent a box, anonymously, with lots of fabric, blocks and tops in.  The sender was donating it for Project Linus and I have recently become a local co-ordinator and so was very appreciative of all the material goodness inside.
 
This cute little top was just folded up in there waiting to be turned into a quilt.
 
 
I used some yellow sheeting fabric I had on my shelf for the backing and the wadding was a hi loft polyester that I happened to just have enough of ... no idea where it came from.  Due to its loft it has made a really fluffy quilt which is very touchable!
 


 
The backing is rather unforgiving and trying to do arcs of a circle freehand is pretty hard!  However, the overall effect is fine and hopefully this will soon be bringing comfort to a child who needs it.

And as for the other things I was working on last week:

- the Harry Potter cushion cover has not been touched, other than to move it from place to place!

- the Bee blocks are all done, you can see them here if you like

- the canning jar block from the Farm Girl Vintage is now pieced.  It's not perfect but ..... if I started unpicking  all the time the quilt would take years to finish so I'm going with it!



- but the project that has been taking up most of my time is longarm quilting my first customer quilt.  It has been a very exciting, nerve wracking and frustrating experience which is almost over and then I can show you the results!

I am linking up with Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts and Lee at Freshly Pieced today. x
 
 



8 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish. Also doing the 2016 FAL and finished a quilt top today...now onto the quilting. Thankfully, I only put 3 items on for the first quarter as I know what I am like, so this should be do-able.

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  2. You have been very busy! Love your canning jar blocks. Such happy fabrics! Looking forward to seeing the quilting on your customer quilt. Wow!

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  3. I love the little quilt you finished, and all the poof it has!

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  4. ooh exciting quilting for a customer! I really like the quilted versus unquilted areas in the baby quilt.

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  5. What a great little finish with that donated quilt top. it's very pretty. I'm also interested in seeing the customer quilt.

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  6. Lovely baby quilt. Nice pattern :)

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  7. Great little finish. Freehand arcs of circles are not easy and I think you did a great job with them. Just finished my first two customer quilts so can relate to all your feelings. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  8. Lovely soft colours and design! Thank you so much for participating in the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of the 2016 hosts!

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