Monday, 7 September 2015

completed quilt, turtle screen cleaners and a flimsy

I have three things to share today but first a link,  I am hoping this will take you to see all the winning quilts at the FOQ show,  I know I shared a few with you all but these are the winners.

http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/page.cfm/EMSLinkClick=14441_4406_4659_1170538_114952_316   hope this works, no doubt someone will let me know if I have done it wrong.

Now my completed quilt,  it is steps to the altar made from 980 2.5" squares.  plenty of cutting! the blocks are 14" square so measures 70" by 84"




I also have made some screen cleaners,  they are backed with fleece and seem to work,   a bit if fun and only take a few minutes to do I got the instructions for a  blogger who had made some.



  At last my little bunny BOM is assembled,  I have added lots of extra blocks so it is now 72" by 60".I dread the thought of trying to layer it up,  my kitchen floor is not big enough   well I do not have a space unless I do it in the sitting room and that is carpet so difficult to tape the backing down,  I have found since I discovered taping the backing it is easier to put the layers together, before that I kept having to redo my pinning as the backing was moving.Working on the floor is so difficult as I have a bit of arthritis on the knee,  also it is hard to get back up!!These quilt blocks were done in 2014 and have been in a box waiting to be made into the flimsy   hurrah   it is done!





I had 3 days at the quilt show in Harrogate,  photos to follow,  it is a much smaller show than the Birmingham one but still managed to spend too much money there,  fabric that I did not need but just felt compelled to buy!  I guess most of you can understand that   a weakness to quilters.

22 comments:

Lady Locust said...

That little bunny is fabulous - good to pull out old blocks and have them finished :) I am always amazed at what you accomplish.

Mary Ellen said...

Use T pins to hold the backing on carpet. If you can get down on the floor and back up again!

Createology said...

Your completed quilt is fabulous and I am certain you are happy to have it finished. Cute little turtle screen cleaners. Creative Bliss...

Nana said...

This is a great quilt and the new top looks good also. I have a turtle myself and love it.

Nana

Annet said...

Love those turtle cleaners! And your link worked, thanks.

Séverine said...

Y!our finished quilt is beautiful!
I love your turtle screen cleaner.

Jillian said...

This is the first time I've seen screen cleaners. - they look great! I really like you Steps to the Altar. I use t pins on carpet for blocking knitting.

deanna7trees said...

really like your 'steps to the altar' quilt. it is so bright and cheerful.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Okay, I have to ask - what are screen cleaners? For cleaning computer screens or window screens? Also, I don't have enough space to baste a quilt on the floor so I've started using my dining table or one of the larger tables in my sewing room. I take 4 wooden toothpicks and tape them down in the very center of the table to make an X. Then I fold my backing fabric in 4ths so I know where the exact center is and place that down on the table matching it up with the X of the toothpicks. I then use clamps to secure the fabric to the table. I then do the same with the batting, and re-clamping it down. Finally I put the quilt top on, still being able to feel the center toothpicks to make sure all 3 layers are centered, smoothed down and clamped to the table. Then I start pinning away. Once I have the table top completely pinned, I unclamp it, slide it one way or the other, re-clamp and pin again. Of course, you don't want to do this on your high end dining table in case you get some slight scratches from the pins. Both tables I use are well-loved and any additional scratches won't be noticed. Hope that makes sense!

Jane Galley said...

The screen cleaners look such fun. I have to move the furniture to get enough floor space for the big quilts, would love to have great open space with a smooth floor

Cattinka said...

I like your turtles, aren´t they fun to make?
And your green BOM quilt looks very nice also.
KATRIN W.

Anita said...

Gorgeous Steps to the Altar quilt, and the BOM blocks look very good assembled together!

The Inside Stori said...

Thank you for the eye candy post!!! I LOVE, LOVE your Steps to Alter quilt.....colorful, well placed blocks that sparkle!!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love the steps quilt! The screen cleaners are fab, can you share instructions?

Monica said...

Hurrah! No flies on you, even your "old" blocks are not that old! Congratulations on another great set of finishes. I'm sure you will have the next one basted and quilted in no time. :D

Boud said...

Your work as always is lovely and thanks for giving us info about other quilters too. Question: what in the world is a turtle screen cleaner for?

Anneliese said...

It is great what you accomplished - while I was swimming in the Adriatic sea. I love your steps to the altar.

Anneliese said...

...that was not all: Also the bunny BOM is very good looking.

Rebecca in AK said...

980 squares! When you just look at the quilt you would not realize there were that many square in it. I think it turned out great and I love you fabrics on the BOM top. I no longer pin baste, like you it is just so hard being on the floor that long. I use a spray basting product now. Cute turtles!

Susan Hook said...

The screen cleaners are a fun idea, they will be very handy. Your quilt is beautiful, all the different colours go together very well.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love the green background fabric. That is one of my current goals to use a different fabric color as the background for each quilt i make. The green is terrific.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love the green background fabric. That is one of my current goals to use a different fabric color as the background for each quilt i make. The green is terrific.