Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stashbuster quilt top done


I'm home alone, Joe's working this weekend so I thought I'd just do what I like to do. So yep, you guessed it I've spent the last two days in the barn working on the Stash-buster quilt I started just over a week ago. Lot's of cutting out from my fabric scraps and lots of piecing together.
The plan was to make a quilt just using op shopped fabric etc and embroidered doilies and that's what I have achieved, apart from just a few shop bought pieces.
I've got one hell of a backache from two days of bending over so I'll laze about on the sofa tomorrow and read my discussion group book.
I can't do much else with it until I go and buy some batting/wadding, my supply has run out. I'll probably hand quilt it again and I'll bind the edge with a darker colour. 

Anyway here it is before I added the borders...

 I reused the crocheted edging from the doilies on the plain squares

 and again because I can't get enough of it!
 
And now with the border added
  
Lilac lace from my stash adds a pretty border.


That's the ta-dah moment out of the way and UFO number two almost done.
So has anyone taken up my challenge? How ya doing?

That's me, see ya♥♥
Have a great weekend however you choose to spend it.


18 comments:

  1. That is looking fabulous Sue, love the combinations very much and doesn't it feel great to be on the homeward stretch with it?! Not long now before it will be a FO ;-)

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  2. I suppose really it doesn't properly qualify as a UFO as it's only a week old lol But I'm thinking I should show my UFO basket that might gee me up and get me finishing them! :D

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  3. This is so lovely, I like the lace gives it a special quality.

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  4. It's a bit of a trial using the lace, I want to have a go at scrappy quilting, I was quite please how the lace lloked , glad you like it :D

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  5. I really like this one. Spotlight on Monday then??? Call in for a cuppa.

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  6. Hi ya, Zana here I am in Masterton , bit too far for hooky cuppas. But great to see a kiwi blog, there doesnt seem to be many.

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    1. Aww yeah a bit too far away :D Look for Our Wee Farm on my blog list, you'll like that one.

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  7. No way... I can't believe its nearly finished! Ok so mine has just celebrated its first birthday and remains in pieces on the floor. I have finished the shawl though; now that was worked with lightening speed in two weeks flat. I'm procrastinating here as we have just bought a tree and it needs a big hole digging and I'm tired out from walking up a hill this morning.

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    1. Now come on Andrea! You can do it!! C'mon ya know ya wan to! Said in my best Mrs Doyle voice (Father Ted)

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  8. It's gorgeous! your quilts are so pretty, the border makes it look like a framed picture x x x

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  9. It's looking great … and no I haven't even touched my unfinished projects … oops
    xx

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    1. Well it has been a long holiday weekend :D Do you need an extension?? lol I'm off to the barn to work my way through my UFO basket, a dirty little secret I've not shared! lol

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  10. Absolutely brilliant. I love it!

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    1. Thanks :D Not bad eh, just itching to get it quilted now x

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  11. Nice to find another kiwi quilting blogger! Great use of your scraps. I like the wool blanket quilt too!

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    1. Hi Leeanne glad you like them, I just had a quick peek at your blog! Oh my, such beautiful things!

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