Finished Quilts

Monday, 27 August 2012

evie's quilt

I had my week planned out with a lot of sewing lined up but as is the way of things, my plans were turned upside down.  I had to make a flying visit back up to Scotland to attend my Uncle Vic's funeral.  This was my third funeral this year and I am dearly hoping that it will be my last.  It was worth the 12 hour round car trip to hug my lovely sisters and squeeze my new nephew Ethan. 

Before I headed up the road, and after making a basic school girl error cutting out fabric for Sue's FQR Kinky Bee blocks (note to self: try read the bleeping instructions!), I decided that the safest option was to put the rotary cutter away and sew on some binding.  And so, Evie's quilt was finally bound, washed and dried in the late summer sun...

before the wash

lit up by the sun

It's made of 5 1/2" blocks of Flea Market Fancy, backed with some City Weekend (Oliver & S) and bound with kona red and some left over binding for JoJo's quilt (Innocent Crush I think).  I like it's patchwork simplicity.  I'd like it to have been a bit bigger but it is bijou.  It was a commission piece but as it's Evie's 1st birthday soon, I'm going to gift it to her.  She's such a cutie pie.

A big thank you to Sue for sending me some more fabric after messing up so badly - you're a star Sue x


  1. I'm after brownie points in case I screw up on your blocks!!

    Love your FMF quilt, it shows the fabrics really well.

  2. Sorry to hear about the funeral. Love the quilt-Evie will love it

  3. I wondered where you had been darl. So sorry to hear about your Uncle passing away.
    Evie's quilt turned out great. I love the fabrics and quilting with that lovely bright binding.

  4. Lets hope that's the last funeral you'll be at for a long time x Really cute quilt :-) Oh and header is Fab!

  5. I too am sorry about the passing of your Uncle.

    Love your patchwork quilt, they do always seem to be the prettiest. And I got a good laugh out of your previous post about your 'duh' moment. In my 20 years of quilting I probably have had 100's of those.

    blessings, jill

  6. So sorry to hear that you had to attend another funeral.

    The quilt is so cute! The fabrics will be perfect for her in years to come =D

  7. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
    The quilt is lovely - sometimes simple really is best!

  8. Beautiful :) I hope there are less sad moments for you in the rest of this year xx