Welcome to TGIFF! I am delighted to be hosting this week's round-up of finishes.
This quilt was originally intended to be a present for my mum's birthday - last June! So it is a bit overdue to say the least. There is nothing like a new deadline though for concentrating the mind :)
Fat Quarter Shop giveaway and one FQ bundle of Riley Blake's Sunny Happy Skies fabric line later and the plan for a lap quilt was hatched.
I decided to bite the bullet and have another go at FMQ'ing with this quilt, so the centre panel and the striped border were quilted with a loopy meander.
This is also the first of my finishes for Q1 in the Finish a Long (see here for my original post).
Don't forget that next Friday, January 25th is the first linky party for
post if you want to know more!
Now it is your turn to link up your recent finishes. Be sure to include a link back to here in your post, you can grab the button from above or the sidebar. As ever, take
some time to look at other links and maybe leave a comment or two. It
will brighten up someones day!
Quilting to music is a good tip - I always forget to breathe too! I also forget to move my shoulders so when I've finished I end up hunched over for a while before my ageing body straightens itself out.ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely little quilt - it all goes together beautifully. What an excellent January finish - well done! x
Looks great! The embroidery is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Tht is so cute!ReplyDelete
Lol, Abba Gold you say? ;o)ReplyDelete
Well done for getting to the end :o)
Lucky Mum!!! Your quilt is beautiful, Fiona!!! I'll remember to dig out the ABBA cds when I make my next quilt... LOL!!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic finish Fiona! Love Abba too!ReplyDelete
More close ups of your embroidery please Fiona! I love tea and tea cups and teapots. And I have to agree about the merits of music when FMQing. Voulez Vous?ReplyDelete
Well done on a great finish! Your quilt looks just beautiful! Nice work on the FMQ!!ReplyDelete
Unfortunately no finish for me to link up this week but I did enjoy reading about yours!
What a sweet finish! And I love to sing along while sewing, I'll have to remember to do it when I start FMQ!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty quilt and well done on the FMQ it looks greatReplyDelete
I always quilt to Abba,ReplyDelete
Love the embroidery! A fabulous gift for your mum :)ReplyDelete
That is really gorgeous - I love the colours and the embroidery!ReplyDelete
This quilt is such a beauty. The combination of embroidery, lovely fabrics and fmq is perfect :)ReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous quilt! You did a fantastic job. Your mum will be very pleased with her gift.ReplyDelete
Unfortuately no finishes for me this Friday. I'll settle with admiring what others did this week :)
The music is a great tip - though I'd have to make sure the house was empty before I started singing!! I need to take the leap and try out some FMQ too, I've bought the foot for it and all! Thanks for hosting TGIFF!ReplyDelete
I find that the more I practice the better I get. And yet it is the same every time. I just started a new project and don't know what to do with the FMQ. I'm going to try the music thing.ReplyDelete
Fab quilt. I'll try the singing next time I'll quilt, lol. Not sure if my family will be happy about it.ReplyDelete
I should have also said that I love the colours you chose, and your embroidery is really sweet! xReplyDelete
This is an awesome quilt and gift for your Mother! I love the stars, and the pretty colors. She'll treasure it!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to showcase your beautiful embroidery!ReplyDelete
I bet your mum loved this :) And haha! I've got to try ABBA next time I'm at my FMQ table. :DReplyDelete
Wow - the linky closed early!! Lots of great inspiration!ReplyDelete
No finish for me this week, but I see a fantastic set of finishes here already! What tiny stitches you added to your own, thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
I dont have anything to share this week but I am impressed with you FMQ and love the embroidery.ReplyDelete
What lovely stitching! I'm sure she will love it :)ReplyDelete
Super quilt - only just found you, here in blogland! I'll be back, definitely for a link up - hopefully. I love quilting to music too - I listen to classicfm and I reckon a good waltz is brilliant!ReplyDelete