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Saturday 21 December 2013


Tonight I am joining in with Wendy from Sugerlane Quilts and many others for the FNSI. I certainly have to get stitching with only a few days left to get this quilt finished and make time to get some last minute Christmas Presents and all the food shopping for the day......thank goodness the hubby is cooking tea tonight!

So, I started this quilt back in 2011 for my son, Red, as he had bought himself a new queensize bed and I was planning to give it to him for Xmas. I bought the fabrics on my yearly Quilt Shop Hop.
Wishful thinking to think I would finish it by Christmas 2011 but in January 2012 I had high hopes it would definitely be done by Christmas 2012......Wrong.

Even though I had most of it pieced. It took me until January 2013 to finish the borders.......lack of space to lay it out was an issue and my excuse.
Fast forward to November 2013 and I got it loaded onto AVA for some quilting.  This was the second quilt that I finished on the big girl.
I did a meandering edge to edge with swirls every so often to create a woodgrain effect. I was really happy with how this turned out and the fact that I had already prepared all the binding.....phew! Just a case of sewing it on and now, this evening I am sewing it on by hand.

After 4 hours of stitching tonight, finally the binding is all sewn on and since it is officially now Saturday, I guess I should get some sleep.......will take a better photo of the whole quilt tomorrow...er..today!

A successful FNSI, I would say, and now I can wrap this one and put it under the xmas tree.



  1. Your quilt looks great Cath what a special present for your son. Merry Christmas.

  2. That is such a good male's quilt. Great pattern, and I like how you have quilted it. It must feel great to have it finished.

  3. Wow it looks fantastic perfect for a male !!!!

  4. Wow! That is so impressive! I love the fabrics and pattern.

  5. Lovely quilt Well done
    Bet he will love it

  6. congrats on your finished quilt! it looks fantastic! thanks for stopping by!

  7. Fantastic..what a wonderful quilt and gift for your son..

  8. Lovely quilt Cath, you must be so happy that you completed it in time for Christmas.
    Enjoy your Christmas

  9. Cogrtulations on your finish. Your son is sooo lucky
    Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas

    Cheers Pauline

  10. I am sure Red is going to love it...

  11. What a great finish!! Red will
    love it.
    Cheers, Anita.

  12. Beautiful quilt. I love the fabric and colours. Congrats on finishing it. Kind regards, Liz

  13. Beautiful quilt and I'm sure the recipient will love it.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous; well worth the wait.

  15. Cath the quilt looks wonderful........love the colours.................


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