Friday, March 8, 2013

T.G.I.F.F. #9 - I Forgot I finished something!

I was totally thinking that all I had achieved, quilting wise, this week were the two Riley Blake BOM's!  And then whilst going through my Flickr stream, I remembered I made a quilt!  Whoops!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Spotlight for white homespun, and stumbled across a bolt of Riley Blake's Peak Hour fabric.  For $12.99 - bargain.  So I got me a metre, and a metre or so of some co-ordinating prints, and came up with this....

Little boys Zoom cot quilt!
A cot sized quilt for a friend who is expecting a baby boy very soon!
The back!
I love how the full sun has shot this orange fabric to pieces!  It's really not this bright IRL, however is a lovely burnt orange hue.  And see all those circles?  Painful - but I got through it!
** My daughter doesn't have three hands, her younger sister decided to play assistant!
Those little curvy quilting bits were not as easy as I had anticipated.
I LOVE the binding.  Love it.

All up, this quilt took me a day to make.  I actually came up with my own "pattern", basically by working out what size I wanted it to be and then working out the length of the fabrics by the WOF.  I know it's very simple, but I think it really packs a punch with personality, and I'm hoping the recipient loves it!

Reshoot! #rileyblakebom
Next cab off the finished rank is January's Riley Blake BOM.  These chevrons were quite easy to put together, although some of the points don't line up perfectly, which is rather frustrating - but my own fault!
And February's Riley Blake BOM.  My paper pieced love heart came together beautifully, and I just chickened out and went with plain old appliqué stitch.  
Finally cracked open the #aurifil #2000! Soooo pretty!
I cracked open the Aurifil I bought last week and went with the golden shade #2000.  I think it looks divine!
Going to look great together! #rileyblakebom
Once all the blocks are finished, I think a quilt made from them will be just so damn pretty!

What have you finished this week?

I'm linking up with T.G.I.F.F. being hosted by Quilt Matters this week!


  1. What a sweet quilt! I love how you made the pattern yourself--that's how I do most of my quilts. I find it hard and tedious following a pattern and like to discover it my own way, even if I make a few mistakes.

    The curly quilting looks really good even if it was harder than you thought. It looks really even and symmetrical from here!

    The dress I won in your giveaway came in the post today. My daughter loves the dress (and so do I)! Thank you! Luckily next week the weather will be warming up so she will be able to wear it with a long sleeved shirt and leggings underneath. There is a girl named Sophie in her class who is from Australia, so Bea is really excited to wear the dress to school and share the origin of the dress with her friend.

    Thank you!

  2. I love the quilting on this one, it just fits perfectly. What a nice gift for your friend!

  3. Such a sweet quilt! I love those fabrics -- those roos are awesome!

  4. Adorable Baby Quilt. I really like the quilting you did!

  5. Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm glad you remembered so you could show us :)

  6. Wow, the BOM blocks look great! So pretty in those fabrics!

    Love the other baby quilt too!! Gorgeous!


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