Saturday, 29 September 2012

SKOW Quilt Top Finished

Seeing as one certain lady has been getting out the whip I thought it was about time to show my progress on the SKOW stitch-a-long.  After plodding along, I’m delighted to announce that the top is all together…. and on time.

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The best bit is that this was finally put together on a recent visit to “The Chook Shed” and Chooky actually was present for the “Ta Da” moment. 

I think she is being a little cheeky here –pretending it is her finished quilt.

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The worst part was all the “Pesky Petals”, as I called them, on the tree block.  There are 55 separate petals, all needing to be started and finished and then tied off at the back.  For once machine blanket stitch was not the easiest option.

Now I just have to trim all the loose threads and will be delivering the top to my friend Val on Tuesday for her to quilt it.  I can’t wait to get it completely finished. 

As I keep saying, I would never have tackled a project this involved without the encouragement and accountability of the stitch-a-long. Thanks Chooky for keeping us on track.


Susan said...

It's gorgeous Janice. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Kylie said...

Looks fantastic Janice xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh Janice......your quilt looks wonderful.....and it was so exciting seeing it come together while we were sewing together.........wished I could claim it as

Fiona said...

Fantastic quilt top... and great that you had time to sew together..... it's wonderful to see it done...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...............well done Janice, it looks so good.....well done...she is cheeky that one!!!!

Sandi said...

Wow! Your quilt top looks gorgeous!
Love the colours too. Will look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

loulee said...

It looks great Janice. I have the book here, but couldn't find enough motivation to join in, maybe I need to live closer to Chooky. :-)