Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, October 23, 2011

An end to the breath holding...

Despite my recent low rate of posting, I have achieved a few minor victories in the war on attacking WIP's and making some sense of the chaos that is my sewing room (I feel it may be related to the state of my somewhat disordered brain!). This week I aim to clear the backlog of posts and share the good, the bad and the ugly!
Last Sunday I aimed to finish this...my Sue Ross BOM from Material Obsession. I had a major tantrum ages ago when, as I went to construct the top my points did not all match perfectly! So much breath holding and foot stamping ensued, that it was packed away for nearly two years (roughly). So, out it came in all it's lovely glory and without further bother, fuss or ado, it was sewn together, pressed and readied for the quilter. 
A wacky back was ordered from MO and it's next journey was ready to begin. I had always planned to hand quilt, but our relationship is obviously a tad unsteady, so time apart may let us appreciate each other again! It really is lovely, but the points are not perfect and that is my own issue! 
I love this backing for the Kaleidoscope quilt too.
This block has sat unloved for a considerable length of time too...so it is now a cushion complete with concealed zipper back and piping...looks fun.
There were lots of comments about Brigitte Giblin's hexie bag. That one was made with large handles, but I bought these smaller handles from her to make a smaller version...love those funky handles.
A dear friend was having an attack of the glums this week...I know what she means...hayfever, daylight savings, lives TOO full...so she sent out an SOS for a visitor...it will be fun for both of us to catch up...I told her to batten down the hatches as this Cardy is going country very soon! Woo Hoo...might have to borrow some real boots this time!
Cardygirl xx

23 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Omg I m so excited.......

Maree: said...

Well Done on finishing your Sue Ross top it looks Great...mine is still in stages.
Hope you don't go looking for the blog as that has gone due to no posts for over 12months...
I'm sure you will Enjoy your Trip to see CB..will be Good for you Both...
Safe Driving.
cheers

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How cleaver are you...your quilt top is stunning Cardy...you are a wonderful friend I know she is very excited about your visit... have fun, sew lots, chat lots,
keep safe.....xxx

Fiona said...

Love your quilt top - It's gorgeous. Have a wonderful visit with Chooky.
Hugs - Fee X

SandyN said...

Wow great finishes.... LOVE the cushion.... LOVE also the quilt top....

Are you a lovely friend... have heaps of fun with Chooky...


Sandyn

simplestitches said...

love the quilt top and the cushion...happy road trip for you!

Kate said...

Who needs perfect points anyhoo?
It's finished and fabulous - that's what counts. Look forward to seeing said points again when back from the quilters?
Have fun with the Chookster.

shez said...

lovely projects Alison and have a great time with Chooky.

Deb said...

It's a beautiful quilt even if theoints don't match. The cushion is a great way to use that beautiful block too!

Kathie said...

great quilt top, hey its done and looks wonderful to me!
the cushion is great, love the piping! I always have a hard time with piping. I love the backing fabric, what fun!
the hexies look fun , love that purse!
Kathie

Fiona said...

wow.. lots got sorted.. so great to get some of the WIP's done... enjoy your visit.... you will both have a great time...
Hugz

Lurline's Place said...

Love you for finishing - something I rarely do - never mind! Your cushion top - oh, I just love - inspiration to extend my further!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Too many eggs said...

It's to the cows for you cardy......
Have a great time, congrats on all your finishes, live that bag, does the shop sell the kit

Love the quilt and the cushion tooo.......

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on your finishes- the quilt top looks great- and so what if the points aren't all perfect...
Love that pillow as well- how pretty! I always say I need to make more new pillows- but for some reason I never get around to it...

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness these are the prettiest finishes ever. The BOM is stunning and I LOVE the pillow. That frame is fantastic---love the green "knobs".

suzitee said...

LOL Cardy...that sounds like one of my little temper tantrums! It's hard to let go of perfection, but so good to have completion :) Have a wonderful time with Chooky...what a lovely friend you are :)

Heather said...

Wow, I love everything. I am a new follower after seeing all your beautiful work. And thanks for the link to Brigitte Giblin's site I may have to buy some of those patterns. You really inspired me!

Ann Marie said...

You've been busy!
Congratulations on finishing the Sue Ross BOM. Looks great. (I'm still working on the applique block. For two years apparently. Has it been that long?)

Nedra said...

Isn't it wonderful to complete those very detailed UFO's? You've done a great job! I haven't seen those fun colorful ball tops to the hexie purse anywhere here in the U.S.

Josie said...

OMG.... your Twisted Traditions looks fabulous!! It reminds me of Art Deco stained glass! Yep.. I can get all arty farty when it suits me.
The cushion is fab-u-lous! Love the colours and the block. You must be feeling very smug right now with so many great finishes.

MJinMichigan said...

Your top looks wonderful. Are you going to add a border? I need to do the strip piecing then can assemble mine. I bought the Kaffe print from the center of the block 2 star for my outer border.
I've also started Let's Twist Again by Sue Ross so I need to get last year's top done.

Linda said...

LOve your quilt top!!! So very pretty. Lots of beautiful projects!

Anita said...

Congrats on getting the quilt finished!!! Looks great , even if you say the points don't match!
Have a great time with the chookster!