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Friday, March 9, 2012

A quilt finish! And a reminder about tomorrow’s Christmas Quilt-a-long

I have been waiting all week for some bright weather so that I can get photos of the fairy quilt, but it’s been grey and snowing all week.  Today is a bit bright so I’ve got some photos to show.

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The finished quilt is 42 “ by 41 1/2 “.  The fairy print in yellow and the panels just have “Becky Kelly for Timeless Treasures” on the selvedge.  The backing is “Midnight Garden” Galaxy Collection by E. E. Schenck Company.  The binding is “Fusions” from Robert Kaufman.  

Quilting is stitch-in-the-ditch around all the panels, a zigzag around the panel borders and lots of stars.  If I was doing it again I would make the stars in the sashing between the blocks more random, like I did with the outside sashing stars. 

This quilt is for DD#1’s neighbour’s baby.  Her mother is quite young and her father was killed in a motorcycle accident before she was born, so she needs extra fairy dust in her life.

A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday), or today depending where you are Smile , is March Christmas Quilt-a-long day.

Blog ButtonThis month hosted by the lovely Joanna.

I’ll be working on part two of my Christmas mystery quilt.  See you there!

Janet

15 comments:

  1. Oh! this is so beautiful! I love the fabric and the zig zag detail around the panels. The quilted stars are great too. Well done!

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  2. A very special quilt given with care, much love, and warmest thoughts. May this wrap her up in its warmth all her life. You will always remember sewing and quilting this gift,it has been made with such , and much, careful stitching, and beautiful fabric.Cheers from Jean.

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  3. How very special , lovely job and the love you sewed in every stitch will be wonderful to wrap the baby in , such a sad story .

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  4. What a fabulous quilt. I love the quilting and those twinkly stars!

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  5. Great job on the quilting! You've given me a new idea! I just may try those stars in the sashing on my Halloween quilt!

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  6. That is a beautiful quilt and gorgeous quilting!

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  7. love your quilt Janet and the stars are just perfect.... so pretty
    Hugz

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  8. a very pretty quilt and I hope it delivers the fairy dust needed.

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  9. Beautiful little girl quilt!
    Your quilting is very supurb!
    Hope all is well, take care, Leslie

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  10. What a great quilt. I'm sure it's going to be loved very much.

    See you at the Christmas QAL party later on.

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  11. Your quilt is so lovely. See you at the Quiltalong!

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  12. What a darling little quilt!. That will be a very special gift to grow up with.

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  13. Janet the quilt looks fabulous and what a lovely gesture to make it for a special baby.

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