Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Quilt Top Done!

I found it a bit tricky, but by the end of Monday I had managed to get the borders on my quilt top.
I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH!
 
I want to use up as much of each birthday fq as possible, so I have come up with a way to use the remainder of the fabrics as a pieced backing, along with some extra of the purple border fabric for size. If I could lay out all the tiny bits & bobs that could not be used, it would be barely the area of a fat eighth... so I am very pleased with all that!
(And just so you know, the border fabric is most certainly PURPLE not blue as it seems to be looking in the pics.)

Having decided how to do the backing, off I went to get some more of the fabric I need... &... gasp of relief... the bolt contained EXACTLY the amount of purple I need... yay! I hope my ideas work out ok, because the backing is turning out to be more work & thinking that the front... how does that happen?!
If anyone if feeling that their MOJO is not too good right now, please let me know... it seems I have an overload!

Among all this purple & green sewing, progress is being made on my items for the Christmas In July swap... coming along very nicely...
I had a lovely time last night, visiting the list of ladies who were also celebrating the ChookShed Party, wow there was some gorgeous sewing & stitching being done... And I always love a look at a new-to-me blog!

I just noticed that my humble little blog has had more than 50,000 'views'... wow... thanks everyone who visits, Comments, Follows, & shares their wisdom & inspires me...

It's such a beautiful sunny day here, 20°C & dry... not at all feeling like winter... what's the weather doing in your part of the world??

36 comments:

Kim said...

Looks great Anthea. I look forward to seeing what you do with the backing.

gracie said...

Amazing...love your color choices.

Jeanette said...

Looks great Anthea. Hugs, xx

Cheryl said...

Your quilt looks amazing Anthea

Lisa V said...

Very colourful Anthea. You have done a great job.
Hugs

Jindi's Cottage said...

Looking fabulous...so bright and happy...I recently used all the leftovers to piece a back and it took longer than the front, you are not alone in that...

Lin said...

This is lovely Anthea and great use of your fabrics. xx

Maria said...

Your birthday FQ look fantastic.... Yes please I would love some of your mojo.

Raewyn said...

Wonderful Anthea!! Such a vibrant and happy quilt. Well done on your backing success too :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt looks great.....so pleased you got around to visit some more of the girls who joined the party...

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt looks great.....so pleased you got around to visit some more of the girls who joined the party...

Mii Stitch said...

It looks perfect, I love the colours combination!

Susan said...

Love the colour combo - blue or purple. Im looking forward to seeing the back too.
Weather here is lovely too - if only it could be like this all year.

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

You clever lady, making it reversible and using up all the fabric and even getting more of the required fabric at the shop, you are a quilter.
Hard to think today was Winter once the fog lifted.
Happy days.
Bev.

KimM said...

This is so pretty - I really REALLY love the colors!!!
hugs
xxx

KimM said...

This is so pretty - I really REALLY love the colors!!!
hugs
xxx

sunny said...

Very pretty colors! And you said you weren't a quilter. Can't wait to see the back. I need to use up more of my fabrics on backs, instead of staking the leftovers in a pile.

Josie said...

Love your quilt top... the colours really sing. Can't wait to see how you are piecing the quilt back... no waste... what a star! I'll take a bit of your mojo if it's still on offer... hugs

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great Anthea.

Helen said...

It looks amazing !!!

Wendy said...

Such a pretty quilt...loving the green you have used...

Fiona said...

gorgeous... your two borders just bring it all together.... Yes, I have pieced some backs and they do take almost as much work... but so much fun too!
Hugz

Noela said...

Love your quilt top Anthea. hugs.....

Cheryll said...

WOW... it looks sensational Anthea! Well done! :)

Jeneta said...

Exactly the amount of fabric you needed on the bolt - love it!! I'm looking forward to seeing the backing (it sounds like you are now making a reversible quilt!). And how great is this weather!!

Leanne said...

You did a fabulous job Anthea its beautiful,

Ondrea said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tatkis said...

Beautiful quilt top - bright and cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done Anthea...looks amazing

O'faigh said...

love your choice of colourway for the quilt anthea,warm regards, o'faigh

Melody said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone. Fabulous quilt top.

katherine said...

A beautiful quilt Anthea. Love the colours!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous quilt, a fantastic finish!!

Narelle said...

The colours are amazing and the border green is perfect!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a pretty happy quilt Andrea and a lovely memory of your birthday.

KAYLEE said...

The quilt top looks amazing Anthea, what a great way to use your Birthday fat quarters.

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