Thursday 25 October 2018

The Quilt that kept on growing!

We have reached the end of another week so it is time to celebrate with another TGIFF party!

My finish for this week has been a very long time in the making.

Fat Stash Brit Bee FQ sent

The quilt started when I sent out these FQ's of fabric to my Bee Mates in the Fat Stash Brit Bee in March 2014 and asked them to make this block.

Fat Stash Brit Bee request

They really rose to the challenge and by June 2014 I had this set of blocks to put together.

Fat Stash Brit Bee quilt layout

Then for reasons now lost in the mists of time the blocks gathered dust in my stash. I took them out a couple of times over the intervening years and played around with the layout, but it was only when I managed to track down more of the solid fabric at a quilt show in Edinburgh that any progress was made.

At my recent Quilt Retreat the blocks, which now totalled 24 in number were once again taken out and arranged and even sewn together! I came home with 5 rows of 4 blocks stitched together and the remaining blocks ready to be joined.

Then I lifted a quilt top from a pile in my sewing room and discovered another 4 blocks stitched together in the layout above, which was no longer the layout I was using :( So, they were unpicked and an extra 4 blocks made to complete the rows.

This monster is what I have ended up with! The final quilt is destined for my youngest son, who is over 6' tall, so will have no trouble keeping warm under that :)

I am delighted to have finally completed this quilt top as it was beginning to look like it would never be finished.

Now it is your turn to share your Friday finishes. As ever a bit of encouragement is always welcome so check out your fellow linkers and share some of the celebrations around. Include the TGIFF blog button in your post if you link up so that your followers can check them out too.

And if your Friday finish involves a New to You technique or you have tried something New to You this month link that up too to this month's New to Me Link party here


  1. Doesn't it feel great to move a long time project into a more finished stage! I'm often asked why I make such big quilts but when you have sons who are 6' 2" & 6' 6" and a SIL over 6' too, they've got to be big! Your son will love this quilt. Happy stitching.

  2. Congratulations on getting it finished, Fiona! It looks fabulous and I'm sure your son will appreciate all that length :)

  3. Well done. I am sure your son would really appreciate the custom quilt made just for him. Thank You for hosting his week.


  4. It's such a fun and colourful quilt. It must feel good to finish a project you have had for a while.

  5. What a great block. My nephew is now 6 feet, and I don't think any of the quilts I've made him are long enough. I missed today's deadline to link up. :(

  6. Congrats on finishing that top. It looks great and it's nice to finish up something that's been lying around :)

  7. Well done on finishing the quilt top, Fiona. Who knows why some projects stall. Bet you're glad to have it finished. Now to quilt.


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