Monday, 5 October 2015

Hurray!! Finished!!

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!



38 comments:

  1. 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 xx

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    1. 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 x

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  2. Your garden blues project is so pretty Christine,

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I really enjoyed making it!! Christine x

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  3. 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'nBobs

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    1. Hello Cath! Thank you! My pleasure, I enjoyed linking up!! Christine x

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  4. Hi Christine, Didn't you only start that last week? WOW! Your quilt is gorgeous. Have a great week. Hugs, Christine xx

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    1. Hello Christine! This pattern didn't take long and I really enjoyed working with the wool applique! You have a lovely week too! Christine x

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  5. One more beautiful than the other.
    I like all your presented today works!

    Greetings from Berlin
    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I really loved the design of this pattern and it was fun to make! Christine x

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  6. 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.

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    1. 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 x

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful and that backing fabric! Love love love it! Ali

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    1. Thank you Ali! I really like how this quilt turned out too! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ein ganz toller Quilt ist das geworden.Auch für die Rückseite hast Du einen schönen Stoff gewählt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I really liked the Anni Downs fabric and I thought it worked well with the quilt! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    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!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am sure the next project will be fun to stitch too! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein wunderbarer kleiner Quilt geworden. Und der Stoff am Binding ist eine gute Wahl.
    LG
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! The self-binding certainly made it quick to finish off! Christine x

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  11. So lovely and delicate! Great idea with the binding!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It was a lovely project to stitch! Christine x

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  12. 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.

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    1. 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 x

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  13. Great job! I've never tried binding that way, but it sure looks perfect for your project. And now, on to the next one.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I think that sort of binding only works with smaller projects but it saves on fabric and time! Christine x

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  14. 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!

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    1. 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 x

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  15. 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!

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    1. 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 x

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  16. 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 xxx

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    1. Thank you Dawn! This little pattern I just couldn't put down, it went together easily and I just love it! Christine x

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  17. 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 xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! This little pattern did come together very quickly and I am pleased with it! Christine x

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  18. Congrats on the lovely finish.

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    1. Thank you Kate! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  19. That was quick! it looks lovely

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed stitching this quilt, so I couldn't put it down! Christine x

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