Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - JUNE

Ahhh - it is done. I completed my Lovely Year of Finishes June goal (as linked here) which also means this is a TGIFF post, a Whoop Whoop finish and a Finish it up Friday post.  And I just realised it was a 2nd Quarter Goal with Leanne over at She Can Quilt too!  That's a lot of linking for one quilt but it deserves it!  P.S. Sorry for the late night photo - I will try to get a picture tomorrow if it stops raining!



Yes, it is my 'King Kong Wonky'!  This is a king size quilt that 21 people contributed blocks to and it took me over 12 months to complete [due to procrastination]!  Thank you to the girls in the Bee Europa 2012-2013 group and the Kinky Bee Honey Bees group for sewing me loads of blocks, and thank you to John Adams [aka Quilt Dad] for teaching these blocks at retreat and starting my wonky log cabin quilt on its journey!  And of course a big thank you to long arm quilter Debbie for quilting this beast so I didn't have to!!  Mr Toyota sends you a hug!!




I went with a scrappy binding because I love scrappy bindings!!  I love wonky log cabins - shame the colours don't show up true on the screen.  I used several different shades of greens, greys and purples plus a few white on whites for my quilt and these pictures don't show that. 


I love the on-point square grid quilting - I can't wait to see how it washes up and crinkles!  This is by far the most expensive quilt I have ever made once you factor in the postage costs to get the fabrics to people across the world plus the long-arm stitching.  This quilt is also the biggest quilt I have made to date which I am pretty proud of.  I am excited to have it on my bed so I can snuggle under it and know that it was handmade and homemade - the best things usually are :)

I of course left it to the very end of the month to complete but hey - it is COMPLETE.  Finito benito.  Done.  Finished.  Hallelujah.  I think I will wash it tomorrow and dry it so it goes all crinkly and then I will sleep under it for the first time.  Sweet dreams!!


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22 comments:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

It's truly fabulous Amy! Love, love, love the colour palette and wonkiness. Fantastic Bee quilt!!! Enjoy snuggling under it. x

Charlotte said...

it's fantastic!!!!!!

Shevvy said...

I love the back as well as the front. It's truly double sided. Glad to see it all finished and ready to snuggle with on your bed.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations!! It is wonderful and will be well worth every penny! Congrats on a great finish!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Hurray for your finish! I finished exactly zero of my finish-a-long Q2 goals, although lots of new projects :).

queenopearls said...

Congratulations!! it is truly beautiful!!! I do hope you share a photo of the quilt all lovely, washed and crinkly!!
~Christina in Cleveland

moira said...

lovelovelove! Well done you - a fab quilt all round

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Wonderful quilt! These are colors that I would not have thought to put together but they are indeed lovely combined in this quilt!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Fantastic! Way to go, Amy! It looks great. I love the colours. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

barbara woods said...

Great quilt dear, it's great to finish one

Carrie P. said...

Love love those fabrics. congrats on your finish.

Indianna said...

The colours go together so well. Great finish.

heart of charnwood said...

What a great quilt and a terrific finish, well done! :o)

Kelly said...

It looks brilliant Amy!!

Sarah Lou said...

Fabulous finish, it looks perfect!

Becca said...

Well done for getting it finished, quite a labour f love. Really love both sides if the quilt, I'd struggle to decide which way up to have it, they are both lovely

Pennie said...

It's fab! And how appropriate it,s finished in time for the next retreat having started out life there last year - will you bring it for the show and tell???

two hippos said...

fabulous Amy!!!

Izzy said...

Oh Amy - it's stunning! Congrats on an amazing finish!

Sarah Craig said...

That is so pretty!! Love the color combination, and the back is almost as nice as the front! Whoop whoop!!

Elizabeth said...

Finito benito! That's a good one! I might borrow it.

OK, so the quilt. Um, WOW! Photos never do quilts justice, but I think the colors are pretty amazing. On-point square grid quilting is one of my favorites, too. I love how it looks when it washes up. And your scrappy binding is just the perfect touch. Beautifully done and thank you for linking up!

xo -E

Leanne said...

Amy, all your finishes for Q2 are wonderful. I especially love this huge, beautiful quilt.