Friday, 22 July 2016

Strike one off the List

     Here's my first finish of Quarter Three of the 2016 FAL, my original list is here. It should have been finished in the 2nd quarter but I just could not muster up the energy to bind it after I finished quilting it.



     I pieced and half quilted this little baby quilt about 5 years ago.  I really liked the fabric and although there were no babies in my life around that time I thought I'd make it in advance.  I should have known myself better.  Of course when I was 1/2 way through quilting it somebody asked for a quilt for their girlfriend, or somebody got married, so it got put in the curing pile.
     


     Three babies have been born in my family since this quilt was abandoned but of course I had to make something new and more exciting for each of those quilts.  One of the good things about picking up a project you worked on years ago is that you get to see how much your skills have improved.  There is one very crooked quilting line in this quilt and I'm choosing to believe I sewed that one 5 years ago, not last month when I picked it up again.


     It's a pretty little quilt and I'm happy to have it finished.  I'll be adding to Gabriel's collection of quilts.  No baby can have too many quilts, I say.  I'm linking up to TGIFF hosted this week by Jenn at Quarter Inch From the Edge.  Hope to see you there.

17 comments:

  1. I am a firm believer that there are never too many quilts. :) Congratulations for finishing up a long WIP and getting an item off your FAL list!

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  2. No baby can have enough quilts! The more quilts, the better the living room fort! I really love the print on the back. It looks like there is lots of bright colorful things to see. Congrats on your finish!

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  3. I love the happy colors on this one, perfect for baby! And that print on the back is scrumptious. 😊 A baby can never have too many quilts, this is a perfect addition to his collection. Lol

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  4. Congrats on your first finish for Q3! Lovely little quilt.

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  5. Congrats on a Q3 finish. I haven't even started on anything on my list yet. It's adorable.

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  6. 5 years old or not, it's still adorable. I absolutely love that backing fabric! Good job on getting an item checked off of your FAL list.

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  7. "Curing pile"... Hahaha I love that term Lisa! I love the fabrics in this quilt too. It must have cured until it was just right. :)

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  8. Well done on a finish: this is a lovely happy quilt. I like that Gabriel has a pile - can't have too much of a good thing. I like 'curing pile'too - sounds so much better than backlog, or queue.

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  9. It's so pretty. So bright and fresh, and I love your backing. I haven't had time to do anything on my list yet. blush blush.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  10. Oh I do love the backing on this quilt. It makes it a reversible quilt and just perfect for a little boy. Well done. I knitted a blue baby blanket two years ago and put it away too.

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  11. Wonderful Lisa. The project acoompanied you a long time and now it is done and looks lovely. =)

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  12. How cute! You do such nice work.

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  13. Wow! You're jumping on that FAL Q3 list right away! I love that backing fabric. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  14. So simple and so striking!!! Perfect design for those colorful bits. Love the backing. What is that fabric? I'd love to get my hands on that yumminess!
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  15. I love your colourful quilt and the pattern.

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  16. This is beautiful! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts πŸ˜€

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  17. I love this pattern! Such a bright and happy finish. It feels good to finish something that's been "curing" for quite a while, doesn't it? Love that phrase!

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