Saturday, 18 May 2013

FNSI and Finish It Up Friday

Well it's been a while since my last post. So I must warn you this post is a little longer than usual. So just to prove I have actually been sewing here is a picture of my Life Is Beautiful BOM finished! Ta Daaaa!
So here is a finish for OPAM and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

I'm sorry the lighting is so poor. It's really windy today, not good quilt photographing weather. Here are a few closeups for you.

 This QAYG project is my first of this kind and definitely my last. I spent a lot of time trying to get a good finish on the sashings and just couldn't get these as neat as sewing a quilt the conventional way. 
I am also annoyed that a very important instruction was left out of the pattern. Below is a picture of the back of the quilt. A tip for anyone thinking of making this one. When you piece a four patch for the front, make an identical one for the back. That way you can have identical blocks on the front AND back when you quilt each individual block. When laying out the blocks to be sewn into rows, you can be sure that none of the fabrics on the front OR the back will be sitting next to the exact same fabric.

Unfortunately I have several fabrics sitting next to each other. Anyway... you live and learn....Moving on....
Last night I participated in Handmade by Heidi's Friday Night Sew In. I worked on my EPP flannel hexagon quilt. It is now starting to With hexagon flowers on steroids (hexagon papers are two and half inches), these completed flowers are bigger than your average dinner plate!

With Son No.1 away at Uni, I decided to make better use of his room and spread it out on his bed as I work on it. I have about seven more flowers to make. This quilt has been made with the combined flannel scraps of mine and my friend Julie. I did buy just a couple of new flannels last week to make sure  this will be a really big quilt to fit down the sides of a queen bed. I need more blankets for when we have visitors. But I decided that it would be much more fun making flannel quilts than buying boring blankets.

I had this many together as of bed time last night. I can't wait to finish this as I will hand quilt it so that the flannel maintains it's warm snuggly softness. With the weather becoming so cold, there is no better place to be than under a quilt. Hope you got some sewing done last night as well.


  1. Forget any problems, the end result is fantastic....well done. Love it in those colours. I think your giant hexie quilt will be great too. The flannel quilts are the ones that get the most use in my snuggly.

  2. Love what you're done, very busy indeed!

  3. Congrats on finishing your Life is Beautiful quilt...gorgeous....your hexis look good too!

  4. Love both projects...they are great, but I especially love those gi-normous flowers!

  5. what a stunning quilt ,well done on your beautiful finish and lovely hexie flowers.xx

  6. Your life is beautiful quilt is stunning. I love it. Cornelia and I have only recently learnt to make hexagons and are completely hooked. Your hexagon flowers look great!

  7. I have the kit for that quilt but in different colours and seeing yours finished, well it makes me want to get mine out. It is beautiful, you've done a great job.

  8. WOW ..lovely finish on the Life is beautiful quilt....I can't see any problems!
    Love the hexi flowers too!...well done!

  9. What a beautiful finish for you! I know how hard you must have worked on it! Kudos! Lovin' the flowers too! How do you plan to hand quilt it?

  10. your life is beautiful quilt looks amazing, love the fabrics you have used.
    A great finish.
    I do like your big hexies too.


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