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Sunday, 22 July 2012

BQS Summer...

Summer is here at long long last, we have just had our first BBQ of the year and I have finished my BQS - a great day!

Now I don't generally name my quilts, other than with the pattern name and maybe, if I am feeling a little adventurous, a colour or fact to make it a bit more special, Brit Bee Constellation, Rainbow Cherry Star for example; but whilst making my Brit Quilt Swap mini, two images kept coming to mind, from the iconic Clockwork Orange film and the Pink Floyd record cover.

Although Clockwork Frog did seem quite amusing, to the young and innocent, it conjured up something more Harry Potter than I wanted, or at the other extreme, would perhaps give my partner nightmares, what with those googly eyes, scissors n'all!

And so was born, The Dark Side of The Pond!





If you had asked me to embroider a label a couple of months ago, I would have laughed my socks off.  I loved stitching this - it's not perfect, but that's more due to my handwriting, but I think it is a nice finishing touch.

The mini measures up at 19.5" square.  I quilted using my walking foot as the guide and then hand finished the binding and label.

Is it wrong to love your own makes?  I am pleased with every step of this, from the Y-seams to the embroidery, now I just hope my partner feels the same way.

Right, I'm off to soak up some rays before someone realises we have stolen their great weather and asks for it back, and a quick final reminder for the giveaway xxx

36 comments:

  1. Its is totally, gorgeously, brilliant.
    You would, in fact, be quite mad if you didn't love this one.
    But just in case your partner isn't keen, maybe you should send it to me where it will be adored a lot ;0)
    xxxx

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  2. Fab mini! Your little bit of scrappy in the binding reminds me of frogspawn.

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  3. Oh your partner is going to be thrilled! And rightly so.

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  4. There is a lot of technique in this one Hadley- so cleanly done, wonderful stuff girl!

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  5. Oh I think you managed a prince of a mini wi this one! :)

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  6. It is beautiful, I love it and of course you should too!

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  7. Its brilliant, and the name.... best mini name yet!!

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  8. that's fab! Is it for meeeeee???

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  9. I love it! It's beautiful.....with just a hint of mischief!

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  10. Just fabulous! Lucky partner!

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  11. Probably my favourite of the things you have made so far. Tops even that quilt third from left on your blog header that I'd like to hear more about.

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  12. You are right to be proud of this - it's just lovely! I like the fact that you didn't just plant the triangle with the bottom parallell to the edge of the quilt - the angle gives it so much movement. And I love the name :-)

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  13. Bawahahaha, love the name and the quilt. I half thought the buttons on the back were meant to be eyes watching you until I saw the close up :oD

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  14. This is so gorgeous, and very cool. Your partner will be thrilled!

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  15. it's brilliant, hadley - good job!

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  16. This is fab - great title too. Love the way you quilted it and that little pop of patterned fabric on the binding. Oh and do you have to keep reminding everyone about the give away every post. You realise you're ruining my slim chances of winning with every advert! ;-)

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  17. Great skills all round H!! Your partner will love this!

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  18. Fab mini quilt and the detail in the binding and quilting is just perfect. Nice job Mrs FB! Di x

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  19. Dark Side of the Pond! Haha! Brilliant Hadley ;-)

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  20. Dark Side of the Pond! Haha! Brilliant Hadley ;-)

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  21. I love this! And what a fabulous name too :-)

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  22. Well done on getting Frog Face finished! Let's hope it's not a case of life immitating art! Jxo

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  23. I love your mini! Especially how you placed the triangle at an angle! Great quilting too :)

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  24. I love everything - the quilt, the frog, the binding, the name, the label! xx

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  25. Oh the frog! I love this mini treasure and the name is just perfect. x

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  26. Fantastic job, I am sure they will be thrilled & you definitely should be!
    I love the little peekaboo on the binding.

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  27. A very cool mini and as always I love what you did with the binding.

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  28. Well done Hadley! Those y seams are impressive and the quilting looks perfect! I am sure your partner will love it.

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  29. I love it! I wish I was your partner in this swap!

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  30. This is just fantastic Hadley!

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  31. Pink Floyd + Quilting=Awesome. Beautiful!

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  32. Now, you know I love a frog! It's gorgeous! Your partner will be thrilled!

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  33. I think this is just fabulous. I like all the little things about it,including the frog,and I am not a "frog" person

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  34. It's marvellous!!! Feel free to change your mind and make a different quilt for your partner, I'll happily take this one off your hands!

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