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Friday, November 2, 2012

Another finish and some more bits & pieces

Another long term UFO is finished!  The pattern for this quilt was originally bought as a BOM (pattern and buttons only) - I didn't particularly like the materials that were included in the full kit and also I wasn't keen on the setting and I wanted to use some of my stash.

The blocks are all different sizes and are embroidered.  I lightly coloured parts of each block to give the overall effect I wanted to achieve - I used Derwent Water Pencils that my son had used for school (15 years ago) which I found when doing a clean out!

After quilting the buttons were then added.

Here is a close-up of some of the beautiful buttons.

 My Monday night group Regent St Stitchers are having a 'Birthday Block' activity, this year we are starting with November.  We all make the same block, but with the colours for the recipient for the particular month.  Unfortunately, mine is not until July next year, but these four below are for the November and a couple of December birthdays. We get to choose a light and a dark - when my time comes I have chosen white-on-white and for the dark different reds.

6 comments:

Frances Leate said...

Well done finishing another UFO and it looks great. Take care.

Roseanne said...

Your UFO is very nice love the buttons on your quilt.

Radka said...

I really like your finished UFO, Joy, well done! I love quilts with stitcheries. Are you going to use it as a quilt or a wallhanging?

Linda Stokes said...

Wow! that is impressive. Looks beautiful.

Martha said...

What charming blocks with the embroidery and buttons! You must be so happy to have a project finished that you started long ago--I'm doing some of that, too!

aubirdwoman said...

I love the stitchery quilt.