Friday, 30 September 2011

Fantastic Friday Finish!

I've had a good day, nay, a brilliant day, thank you for asking!

It started with putting my completed Across the Sea quilt through the wash and tumbler, so I got to see it in its crumpled glory before heading out the door - a great start to any Friday...

... but more of that in a moment.

I came home smiling from passing Katie Price in her bright pink Range Rover and having my long awaited appointment with the physiotherapist, coming up with an action plan to rid me of my aches and pains at last.

Then logging on to have an email waiting from Annabella saying I had won her Intrepid Thread giveaway!  The most gorgeous fat quarter bundle of beautiful Moroccan Mirage.

Grinning?  Moi?  Totally! 

So feeling rather pleased with myself, I got outside to take the finished quilt photos in the Mediterranean heat of the back garden.  OK, I got a bit carried away...

***Photo-overload warning***

I love this quilt.   I loved this quiltalong - I was worried about the pace when I first saw the schedule, but it was perfect!

If you hadn't noticed, I am in total awe and full of thanks to Sarah and Jennifer for creating such a wonderful design and encouraging such a brilliant group of quilters to create such a wide variety of fabulous quilts.  

Thank you ladies for all your help, encouragement and for sharing your skills with all the AtS crew.  We heart you x


  1. It`s a stunning quilt Hadley - soaking up all that lovely sun you`re having. You chose fabulous fabric and your quilting is so beautiful. It has been an amazing QAL and I just hope they do another one. Congrats on the win - and a 1 in 444 (the symmetry of this number must appeal to you) chance,,,how cool is that?

  2. Just had another look at that first photo and your binding is super pretty - details please.

  3. Wow what a day! And your quilt is most definitely beautiful, I love the sunshine shots :) You can almost feel the warmth!

  4. Congrats on your win :)
    As if Range Rovers weren't bad enough, a pink one?!!!
    The quilt looks amazing and I love your pictures :)
    Gotta love this weather

  5. You have to have a major photo shoot when you have a model like that booked in!! Gorgeous ATS quilt and you are justifiably proud of it. And congrats on the win. I am trying hard not to be pigging sick with jealousy!

  6. Lovely quilt and beautiful photos! What a wonderful day and prizes too :) You're in for a treat with a package from Julie and I'm just drooling over that fabric bundle - can't wait to see what you do with it!

  7. Well done on your winnings! Your quilt is stunning, esp. against that gorgeous blue sky! It's been raining most of the day here - boo! Jxo

  8. Congratulations on your win!! (Watch out for a white dog creeping through an open door/the letter box!) Your quilt is marvellous and looks wonderful amongst the trees!

  9. Congrats on your fabulous win :-) Gratuitous quilt pics indeed, but I'll forgive you, its a proper stunner!

  10. Great quilt and your photos certainly do it justice! Congrats on the win! (Your Indian Summer coincides with the blast of winter we're having!)

  11. he he, love Sheilas comment! The quilt is fabulous, just seen it over on flickr too. I love the quilting. I have just finished mine too
    I also saw on Annabellas blog that you won the giveaway: well done, what a great day

  12. Gorgeous quilt! Sounds like a fabulous Friday for sure. :)

  13. Ok never mind the white dog (how could you Helen?) I will be sneaking in - to grab the fabric and the quilt and I live a lot closer than Archie! Congrats on the win and this glorious quiltiness!

  14. You did a great job on this and I love your quilting. Sadly, mine will not be quilted in time to post on Monday!

  15. You did have a good day...and the quilt looks amazing!!

  16. Lucky you, lovely, for winning that spectacular pile of fabric. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

    Your ATS quilt is so beautiful - clearly you had a great time with it out in the garden :) Take a gazillion photos and be proud of every stitch!

  17. It is beautiful Hadley! Love all of your pictures and you are so sweet to say such wonderful things about our QAL. I am thrilled you sewed along with us, my friend. It certainly wouldn't have been the same without you.

  18. Oh Hadley! This is really wonderful. I'm so behind on my Reader Reading ..

    I've loved watching the progress of this quilt and it's even better in its finished crumpled state than I thought it was going to be ... you rocketh.

    Lovely that you enjoyed the process so much too ... yay you yay QALs !

  19. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love it in all it's glory! Thank you for the lovely words too, and thank you for taking part :-) xx it's been so much fun


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