Friday, 9 May 2014

And another whoop-whoop!

I had a two day marathon. On a quilt. And I won! 

On Wednesday’s night I got unexpected info about one young lady, going to celebrate her 6th birthday. Such a date deserves a quilt, isn’t it? The only problem – the celebration is on Saturday! Can I make it? 

On Thursday morning I started at 8 am and finished at 9 pm, with few coffee breaks and one meal in between. In first six hours I managed to complete the whole top, and the rest of the day was spent on quilting. This morning I started at 9 am and the last thread was cut at 3 pm. Voila! Now the quilt for the special young lady is rolling in the washing machine so these pictures were taken before washing. 

I think the young lady really will like her quilt because this was a very lucky project, going incredibly smooth. 

I used different leftovers, some had been already cut, some just a little offcuts, too small to consider for bigger projects. I had a risk to run short with borders, but – incredible luck – after the last piece was added, I had exactly one inch of fabric left. I had even luck with the fabric for the back. Just on Tuesday I wondered past my favourite fabric shop, and stumbled upon the feathery fabric on a serious discount – just 1.5 EUR/m, and I just thought – nice fabric, cheap, I might use it some day. (Usually I don’t do that- I go and pick only the fabric I need for the new project so my stash is always nearly empty). Even my usual nightmare - quilting - went incredibly well.

I never had a project going so well, without even a single hiccup. 

Okay, the quilt is not big – only approx 60 X 80”, like a lap quilt, but a quilt in less than two days? Plus I really love the colour/pattern combination. I wish it would be sunny outside (instead of a heavy rain right now) but maybe tomorrow morning I'll be able to take it out for a true colour picture.  

Now I must return to my most urgent serious projects which must be completed until the end of the month. 

PS. For some creative fun, I'm linking to this blog. Enjoy!


  1. That's a beauty, Ann. No matter how long it took to make, it's still wonderful. I'm sure she will love it.

  2. I think it is beautiful and an awesome accomplishment for two days. I think there will be one happy little girl soon!!!

  3. wow! that's wonderful x looks big enough for a 6 year old girl to me xx

  4. Just gorgeous! And it was clearly meant to be! She will love it forever.

  5. What a joyful finish! Congratulations on winning the marathon!!!
    By the way, it seems that you are a no reply blogger. Your email address doesn't show in your profile, so comments you make on other blogs can't be answered directly. If you are interested, there is a way to make your email visible by going into your blogger settings and changing them. I don't have details (I'm still a new blogger), but muddled through it myself a couple of months ago, so know it can be done!
    Have a lovely day!

    1. carolegoldquilts, thank you for pointing that out. I think I have changed it now, but I'm not sure. I'm not very advanced user either :D