Despite it being quite a busy weekend as my son and his girlfriend came to stay (which was lots of fun!) I also managed to get my version of Gail Pan's pattern 'Garden Blues' finished.
I really love the wool applique and the hand quilting was fun to do in the evenings, which are getting a lot cooler here now!
For the back I used a lovely piece of fabric from my stash from a collection by Anni Downs called 'Love to Garden'.
It is a collection from a while back so I don't think it is easy to get hold of it now.
I thought it was appropriate to go with the title of the quilt 'Garden Blues' and, when I had finished the quilting, I realised that I had left enough fabric all the way round to self bind it.
It made finishing the quilt a lot quicker as I finished it by machine rather than cutting binding strips and then hand stitching them to the back. It also meant that I didn't waste any of the pretty backing fabric! I am really delighted with how this little quilt looks!
Now I can return to working on the 'My Stitching Things' pattern that I put to one side.
Just a quick reminder that Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs has just released the October Snow Happy Hearts Pattern. I have my copy all printed and ready to make my next block later this week!
I am linking this post to the latest stitchery link up at 'Super Mom - No Cape!' as well as to 'Bits 'n' Bobs'. Why not pop across and see who else has linked up!
Hi Christine,wow your Gail Pan quilt is gorgeous,you are so clever,love the fabrics too,thankyou for the reminder about the link,i will go and get it now,hope you have a lovely day my friend xxReplyDelete
Thank you Shez! I really enjoyed making this quilt, the wool was lovely to work with! The Snow Happy Heart is a really cute one! Christine xDelete
Your garden blues project is so pretty Christine,ReplyDelete
Thank you Leanne! I really enjoyed making it!! Christine xDelete
Hello Christine....I love your Garden Blues quilt...especially the little stitches you have added to the flowers and leaves, etc. I looks so pretty. Enjoy working on your next piece and thank you ever so much for joining in and promoting the link up at Bits'nBobsReplyDelete
Hello Cath! Thank you! My pleasure, I enjoyed linking up!! Christine xDelete
Hi Christine, Didn't you only start that last week? WOW! Your quilt is gorgeous. Have a great week. Hugs, Christine xxReplyDelete
Hello Christine! This pattern didn't take long and I really enjoyed working with the wool applique! You have a lovely week too! Christine xDelete
One more beautiful than the other.ReplyDelete
I like all your presented today works!
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Thank you Marion! I really loved the design of this pattern and it was fun to make! Christine xDelete
Congratulations on a lovely finish! I had to enlarge the photo so I could check out all the little details--so charming! I've never done a self binding--it's such a good idea.ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen! It was really fun to stitch! The self-binding works well for smaller projects.... I am not sure I would do it on a larger quilt but, it does save on fabric! Christine xDelete
Your quilt is beautiful and that backing fabric! Love love love it! AliReplyDelete
Thank you Ali! I really like how this quilt turned out too! Christine xDelete
ein ganz toller Quilt ist das geworden.Auch für die Rückseite hast Du einen schönen Stoff gewählt.
Thank you Monika! I really liked the Anni Downs fabric and I thought it worked well with the quilt! Christine xDelete
der kl. Quilt ist wunderschön geworden! Ich nähe auch immer den Rand von Hand an, das macht mir große Freude, es bedeutet das ein weiteres schönes Projekt fertig wurde! Viel Spaß bei deinem anderen Projekt!
Thank you Steffi! I am sure the next project will be fun to stitch too! Have a lovely week! Christine xDelete
das ist ein wunderbarer kleiner Quilt geworden. Und der Stoff am Binding ist eine gute Wahl.
Thank you Valomea! The self-binding certainly made it quick to finish off! Christine xDelete
So lovely and delicate! Great idea with the binding!ReplyDelete
Thank you Martina! It was a lovely project to stitch! Christine xDelete
I am so glad you had a nice visit this weekend. :) And you have another lovely finish! The fabric you chose is perfect. I cannot wait to see what you do with October's darling snow happy heart pattern.ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee! It was a nice weekend visit and I really enjoyed working on this little quilt too. Looking forward to working on the Snow Happy Heart block this week! Christine xDelete
Great job! I've never tried binding that way, but it sure looks perfect for your project. And now, on to the next one.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sunny! I think that sort of binding only works with smaller projects but it saves on fabric and time! Christine xDelete
Glad you had a fun visit with your fam. Your little quilt really finished up quickly - I love it! I've not tried self-binding, but I'll have to give it a go sometime.with one of my smaller projects - it really looks neat. I've added your tutorial to my bookmarks!ReplyDelete
It was lovely to have family here at the weekend. The quilt was really great to work on and it just seemed to go together really easily! Try the binding it is a good time-saver and uses less fabric too! Thank you Linda! Christine xDelete
Wow - you made that little quilt quickly! I suspect it might be one of those patterns that are like potato chips - you can't stop once you start!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Anne! It was a lovely pattern and went together really easily and you are right.... once I had started I just couldn't put it down! Christine xDelete
I cant believe how quickly you can get a project done... I flounder around for ages probably because I have so many on the go at once (I really must stop that haha) looks lovely as usual xxxReplyDelete
Thank you Dawn! This little pattern I just couldn't put down, it went together easily and I just love it! Christine xDelete
This is lovely, Christine. A neat finish on your quilt, and so fast too! The self-binding is a great idea, and your stitching is so pretty! Barbara xxReplyDelete
Thank you Barbara! This little pattern did come together very quickly and I am pleased with it! Christine xDelete
Congrats on the lovely finish.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kate! It was fun to stitch! Christine xDelete
That was quick! it looks lovelyReplyDelete
Thank you! I really enjoyed stitching this quilt, so I couldn't put it down! Christine xDelete