Sunday, 2 February 2014

#economyblockalong Reveal...

Yesterday morning, nightie, dressing gown, wellies, mad hair, sunshine and photos, at last!


I love how this mini turned out, Dick 'n' all!  I pulled a couple of big scraps that I had fallen out of love with for the back; and although at first I was just happy to use them up where they wouldn't be seen, I now actually love the madness of the combo...


I used Rita's templates to make the 42 x 5" finished blocks, so it measures up just over 35" x 30".  I quilted each side of the block seams in Aurifil 2021 50wt.  The binding is some cripsy cotton poplin I have had hanging about since I really didn't know what I was doing, and the batting was even made with two pieces fused together.

So I am really pleased to be linking this up with Sarah...

FairyFace Designs

Whilst I was out in the garden looking a bit disturbed, I got some pics of a few more finishes, so don't be fooled into thinking we are having lovely weather at last, it was good for about 3 hours so I made sure I got my money's worth xxx

35 comments:

  1. You rock the scrappy quilt - gorgeous!!

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  2. Excellent use of scraps. I failed to use any scraps for the challenge in January. That said I did give some scraps away to various people. I don't think that counts though ;-)

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  3. It looks fab, even with the eccentric back!

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  4. Yesterday morning was dark, wet and blowing a hoolie here so you were lucky to get out. YOur economy block quilt is gorgeous - funky and fun!

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  5. It's lovely, and I can hardly see your dick.

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  6. Gorgeous finish! Nice and thrifty too!

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  7. That's proper economy, using your scraps for them!! It looks lovely!

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  8. It is beautiful, but why no photo of you out there in your wellies?!

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  9. Fantastic, and I love it all the more for your Dick being in there! :o)

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  10. Looks great, even better for being photographed in sunshine !

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  11. I can picture you now in wellies and all darting about the garden getting the best shots. Well worth too I might add.

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  12. Pretty quilt. I love those economy blocks. I too have had a vivid picture of you dashing around the garden in wellies and wild hair. Di x

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  13. What, no photo of the wellies? ;-) It's a gorgeous quilt, hope it goes somewhere where it can make you smile everyday!

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  14. I'm still waiting for lovely weather to shoot. (I had some today but was spray painted props.)

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  15. its wonderful - and I can't believe it is all made from scraps :-)

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  16. It's a beauty and a perfect size for a mini

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  17. Yippee for such a bright happy finish! It's beautiful Hadley.
    My neighbors, too, wouldn't be surprised to find me in my wellies and bathrobe taking photos out on the line when we have a sunny weekend morning. There's a special institution for folks like you and I. xx

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  18. Fabulous finish! Lovely blocks and so cheery!

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  19. That's lovely, and isn't sewing the last stitch on the binding the best bit ever? Is this going on the wall of your sewing room?

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  20. That's beyond scrappy! It's absolutely lovely!

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  21. It's fab,but I want a pic if the nightie & wellies look too!

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  22. Oh wow it's really fabulous!! I so can't wait to jump on this band waggon too! PS glad to hear you made the most of the sunshine while it lasted ;-)

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  23. I've been waiting for this after seen peeks on Instagram and it was well worth the wait - it's fab, I love it!

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  24. Looks fabulous Hadley, so colourful!

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  25. Looks great Hadley love all the colours you've used x

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  26. This looks so great, I love it! Thanks for linking honey xx

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  27. It looks wonderful but why did no one get a photo of you taking a photo in all your finery?!

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  28. Gorgeous - I love it - so bright and cheerful. Just got my copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting - congrats on being published!

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  29. That's an awesome quilt and a fab backing.. Well done!

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