Saturday, 7 February 2015

February FNWF Finish and a reminder

Last night was our Friday Night get-together with our ‘virtual’ friends over at Cheryll’s place and I must admit, I started pretty early.  My plan this week was to finish the Christmas Blessings quilt so I could post it away and I was doing well, until I had to practice some ‘reverse stitching’ due to some hasty and somewhat cocky progress. (happens to all of us, doesn’t it?)

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So Friday morning was sandwiching, pinning and quilting and I got to sewing the binding on just after lunch.

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It’s always so satisfying sewing that last bit of binding down, don’t you think?  Always gives me a real sense of achievement (now why then, can’t I apply this ‘knowledge’ to my huge long list of UFOs I wonder?)

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This was also my January challenge on my list for the APQ 2015 UFO Challenge I mentioned in this post  so I can tick this one off  …. even if it was a week overdue, AND add it to my OPAM list for Jan/Feb!  Double whammy!

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It is now in the safe hands of Australia Post, winging its way to  Natalie at The Birdhouse to live its life out as a shop sample.  I’ve had a few people interested in purchasing the pattern.  I suggest you Google ‘Christmas Blessings by Natalie Bird’, and you will get a few stores who stock them, then you can choose where you’d like to purchase it from. The ones I have seen are all really reputable and wonderful to purchase from (and yes, I have had experience with them all – shhhhh,  don’t tell hubby!)

I then went on to stitching up some more of this gorgeous design of Jenny’s for her Stitchery Club Swap. 

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A little more to go and then I can make it into something I hope someone will love!

So that’s what I got up to…..come with me and visit all my friends and see what they got up to last night.  Thanks Cheryll….it’s always terrific fun spending Friday nights with you. *mwah*

And before I forget, drop back here and leave me a comment and you’ll be entered into the draw to win two of my patterns in the Grow Your Blog 2015 Blog Hop.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Big sugary hugs xox   :o)

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26 comments:

wish2stitch said...

Don't you just hate it when you have to reverse sew when you just want it done now! Your finished quilt looks fabulous! Well done! Visiting from FNWF

Maria said...

Oh yes we sure do all do that... Lots fantastic finished Wendy...

Susan said...

The quilt looks wonderful-shame about the whoopsie but . .

Theresa said...

Wow, you got a lot done. That quilt is such a pretty one.

Käthe said...

Hallo,
das kleine Quilt ist ja wunderhübsch geworden !
Und die Stickarbeit ist ganz besonders schön
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

edith csokmay said...

sweet quilt and stitchery. Congratulations on a lovely finish . . . now to find that pattern :)

xx

MartiDIY said...

I just adore that quilt. I didn't see anything wrong at first but after you moved those blocks I can see how much better it is with the big picture on top. Congrats on your finish!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Well done! Natalie will be thrilled with all the lovely work you put into that quilt. xxx

Susie said...

I just love this - the Tilda fabric makes it even more beautiful.

Joy McD said...

Oh dear... don't we hate reverse stitching.. but it has turned out just gorgeous! xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yes unsewing is a pain! The end result is lovely though. Well done! Lovely stitchery too.

Fiona said...

your sample for Nat is wonderful... love that project and you have done a great job.... pretty stitching too...
Hugz

Brenda said...

I love the quilt! I really don't like to take things apart and start over. I have one block that I keep trying to talk myself out of fixing. Hubs says he did not see the mistake but I know it is there.

Sisbabestitches said...

The quilt has turned out so lovely :)
I love the colours you have used for Jenny's pocket of a posy ;)

Lin said...

A lovely little finish and your posies are looking very pretty. xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Wendy,
such a beautiful Christmas quilt, love the colors and setting. Congratulations on the finish.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Beautiful quilt and pretty stitching. You've had a fab (and productive) weekend

Sherry said...

I love your beautiful quilt. I have a lot of experience at reverse stitching, I seem to do that more and more and I would think it would be less at my age. Congratulations on your finish.

Carla Eldridge said...

Ripping anything is annoying, but fabric is the worst! I'm glad to see you had that sorted out and fixed :D

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish! I love binding too!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous, Wendy.

desertskyquilts said...

Popular post, I see! =) Your finish is wonderful. I love the fabrics you used, and the design, too. Your Jenny embroidery looks great, as well. I'm sure it will become something well loved.

Sue G Johnson said...

Beautiful! Ripping leads to more stitching....I mutter that through gritted teeth when I rip! lol

Anthea said...

Wendy - you've done a gorgeous job of the design for Nat, I'm sure she'll be pleased with your work. Professional!

Shannon Meyer said...

That is a really cute pattern and you did a wonderful job on it!!

Katherine said...

Golly it is beautiful! Shame about the reverse stitching but I think we all do that at times.