Friday, March 21, 2014

It took a while but I have loved doing it.

Well after the last quilt for charity where crafting was a grind, I started this as something that I had wanted to do for a long long time. It is a paper pieced pattern that I got off the internet.
Patchwork, Quilting
I finished the piecing last weekend
then sandwiched it together and started quilting. I completed a little bit every night.
Finally finishing the quilting today. I am really thrilled with the pattern. I tried using loops around the edge for the first time and quilted a lot more closely than I normally do.
Trying to take a photo of it finished and on the bed when a slightly hyped up boy (typical of a Friday after school) jumps in the photo. It had been book week this week at school which ended in a character parade. Eli went as Goldilocks (he has a wig he bought two years ago that is attached to a hat and plaited as two pigtails) and won the prize for the best costume in his class. It takes a confident boy to carry that off!!!!
Instead of using a zip closing in the back I used domes so that it is easy on and off and easy to wash.
FairyFace Designs

18 comments:

  1. That's a great design! I've never tried paper piecing, but one day . . . I haven't had time for sewing for a bit, but I do love it. I come by here just to admire your lovely works!

    I admire Eli, too, especially for going as Goldilocks to a school function. Confident, indeed! ~ Linne

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  2. Love this Karen, your model looks pretty pleased with himself too!

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  3. Its gorgeous Karen!! And the quilting is fantastic!

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  4. It's beautiful. You are so clever with your quilting. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  5. I'm visiting from SewManyWays. It always amazes me how a bit of quilting can change a piece of work. It's beautiful.

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    2. Hi Maria, thanks for visiting. I do not know who put the other reply in. Cheers Karen

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  6. The quilting is stunning, really makes the cushion.

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  7. Nice pillow cover! Extra special quilting, well done. I like it that the two pillows match even though they are so different. What will you make next?

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  8. Wow! Beautiful piecing and quilting! I love the design!

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  9. Your quilting is beautiful. Love it.

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  10. Wonderful piecing and your quilting is just amazing!! Congratulations to your boy! That is pretty awesome :)

    -Soma

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  11. Very pretty! Great job on the piecing.

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  12. This looks gorgeous. Love it! Thanks for linking up x

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  13. Karen, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! Your paperpiecing is lovely! Looks like we both like upcycling as well! Your boys are a hoot! Life is never dull, right?!

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  14. I love that! Flying Geese are a favorite and I've always wanted to do those geese in a circle. I love your colors & fabrics! And your quilting is beautiful! Congrats on a great finish & thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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