Monday, 26 November 2012

It was a cold and blustery night...

... and the Captain said to the First Mate, "Have you finished that $%@!ing quilt yet?"

I only went and finished the Retro Flowers didn't I!

The continued cold and blustery-ness has put pay to being able to show you it in its full glory, but this, as my longest ever WIP, is done, ticked off, finished, complete, sorted!


I started it as part of the Retro Flowers QAL back in February.  10 months of putting it off, now over!  I even linked it up as part of the My Precious QAL too, seeing as it is made of my hoarded DS, but no, I could not face all those seams!  The curves are a doddle - there were just so many, and all those little sashing bits, ugh!

No pain, no gain?  You will have to decide when you see it.  I just know that this is now off my FAL list at last, and thankfully I love it!!

Pictures, many pictures, to follow as soon as I can get some, honestly, I am not going to let this one be a one-post-wonder.

If excitement-slash-relief is measured in exclamation marks, I think you can tell how happy I am.

Let's hope the rest of the week is as satisfying, and the rain stops soon.  My cousin's place has had a starring roll on the Exeter/National TV news yesterday/today as they are now living in the River Ex x

20 comments:

  1. yay - congratulations! Can't wait to see it.

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  2. Fabulous you finishing it. Can't wait to see it too!

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  3. Well done on the finishing! What's next?

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  4. Local interest story- I will be glued to Spotlight tonight! Looking forward to seeing retro flowers- I am having same problem here with dark/wet and taking photos

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  5. Congrats on the finish. Can't wait to see it. I hope the rain stops. Is your cousin ok?

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  6. I can't wait for the grand reveal! Hope your cousin and family are okay and haven't lost all their possessions...

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  7. Woo hoo looking forward to seeing it in all it's glory!

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  8. Saw the flooding on our news last night! I'll look out for your cousin in the next report! Don't go using Retro Flowers as shelter from the rain now!!!!

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  9. Can't wait to see it in all it's glory.

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  10. Really looking forward to seeing this one!!!!! (! I'm excited ! ) lol

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  11. Is this the drum roll then!? Trumpets tomorrow and cymbals later I hope!

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  12. well done...looking forward to the photos!

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  13. Hoping you will all be dry v.soon! Looking forward to the big reveal! Jxo

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  14. Oh so that's what you were up with instead of playing with us ;o)

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  15. Oh dear, the flooding is not good. Congratulations on the quilt and I am hoping for lots of posts about it.

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  16. Longest WIP? Ooops - I have some that are older than your children!! Poor cousin, not the pregnant one or the one ith the new baby I hope?

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  17. Congratulations on the finish, but really 10 months isn't that long!? Not in this house. I'm a real "starter"! At least you still love it. I've come back to projects, and I don't really like them anymore. I can't wait to see some pics. Hope your cousin is okay?

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  18. Fantastic - can't wait to see it!

    Also, almost fell off my chair laughing at your opening line.. :-)

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  19. was the captain wanting to get snuggled under said blanket !!!!

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