Thursday, 9 April 2009

Abandoned no more.

Do you remember this ?



Started about 18 months ago and abandoned as I wasn't enjoying the piecing. I really loved the fabrics though and had cut about 100 melon shapes. So I had a re-think and with a bit of fusible web and some machine applique it turned into this.



You like ?
I do very much and am so glad I decided not to bin the whole thing. Here is a close-up of the border fabric. All from stash I might add. Another one in the "To Quilt" pile. One day I will get round to these - when I get a new quilting machine perhaps.



I have been working away in the evenings on some hexagons which I love. Just want to put a few pieces together before I show you.


I have also done a bit of baby-napping - lol !




This little cutie is the son of friends of ours. 10 weeks old and making me broody - well just a bit. I've borrowed him a few times to give his parents a little break. Jess took these photos of him on my bed on top of my old pyramid quilt. He has his own quilt on it's way - the top is done and I will try and get it quilted soon.


I received my Spring Swap package yesterday and can't wait to show off my goodies - next time !


Jason and I are real home-birds and rarely have a night out but last week we went to a surprise party for one of my cousins. A new outfit was called for so visits to clothes shops ensued. Not my favourite thing at all. It got me to thinking are you a true quilter if in an emergency situation you would save your fabric stash over the contents of your wardrobe - lol ! I know which I'd do..


Have a great Easter and try and get a few stitches done xx

37 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow - aren't you clever! You've been so inventive turning those bits in a fantastic quilt...I love the "new and improved" version! Well done you!

Fiesta said...

Andrea you are clever. I love what you did with the quilt. It is stunning. what size did you make it? How will you quilt it?

Sheila said...

What a great save!

Vicki W said...

The quilt is adorable!

LC said...

I also really like what you did with your melons. As Sheila said, a great save. That little babe is adorable too!

anne bebbington said...

Andrea - what a wonderful salvage job you did on those melon pieces so much nicer than the original project and I just adore the little squares in that wonderful spotty fabric border

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love it! So glad you figured out a way to finish it. It's absolutely gorgeous .... and that little cutie pie - oh my - I'd have borrowed him as well.

Fiona said...

Got to confess the thought of all that curved piecing gives me the shivers - but your 'alternative' looks just as good (and so much less stressful to complete).

Winona said...

Andrea, your quilt turned out beautiful. I love it. Yep, in case of a fire, I would definitely save my quilting stuff before my wardrobe. I can always wrap up in a quilt, right? LOL The little guy is a cutey. Winona

Lorraine said...

I love the way that quilt turned out....how clever of you!! Oh and there is no way I would try and save my wardrobe over the stash...mind you half the stash could go as well and I probably wouldn't notice....!

katelnorth said...

you mean there's another option besides saving the fabric stash? LOL

Like what you've done with the melons - very pretty, especially the floating squares border.

Rose said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! Well done!

Gene Black said...

WOW..I absolutely love the new version of that abandoned quilt. It is better than it would have been!

I also like that pyramid quilt. (but then the baby makes it even more adorable!)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love it Andrea! That bright blue fabric just makes it sparkle! And you found the perfect border fabric! Isn't it just the best thing to make a quilt all from stash fabric?!!?!

Roseanne said...

Hi Andrea better in a quilt than in the bin. what a good job that you have done on your new quilt. good on you !!!

razzy

Jude said...

Wow, that quilt is much better, I would hate the idea of all the circles..
Baby is beautiful, not many here to cuddle, we are all over the age of even thinking about it.
Happy Easter

loulee said...

That new top is beautiful. It's great when you can rescue something, and good to get back to UFOs too.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt and baby!

Teresa said...

Looks great! Now I don't understand why you would tire of all those curved seams though???

The baby is a cutie pie, and you are a very special friend to give the parents a break. Seems everywhere I turn lately I am seeing 1000 Pyramid quilts and keeps reminding me of the one I have started!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Absolutely LOVE the quilt and the new technique -- definitely thinking outside the box! And....LOVE the baby!! Makes me want to run to my grandchildren right now -- I just might!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love what you turned it into! It is a great finish!!!!

Chocolate Cat said...

So glad you didn't bin it!! I'd definately save my fabric before my wardrobe!!! I hate clothes shopping.

Holly said...

That's lovely! What a beautiful way to turn around the project and make it something you like. Bravo!

tami said...

That was a great idea. The quilt is beautiful.

miniaturequilter said...

Beautiful quilt, glad you found a way to save it! Have a plan for quilting design??

Guðrún said...

The quilt is a beauty. I look forward to see your hexagons.

sewkalico said...

The quilt looks lovely! And the border fabric looks familiar, I think I chose something similar for the backing of my OC that's at the longarmers. (But can't remember now LOL)
What a cute baby and he looks great on your quilt. I would have been wonderful if someone had baby-napped mine for a few hours when they were small!

Rose Marie said...

Wow ..... what a beauty! So glad that you did something with those pieces.

Aunt Spicy said...

Gosh, that is just lovely! I am not sure I ever could have figured it out!

Calidore said...

Wow that quilt is stunning. I'm so glad it didn't end up in the bin. Well done for rescuing it and for making something so wonderful.

Love the baby boy. He's so cute. Good on you for baby napping him for a while. No doubt his parents are loving the rest they are having.

sandra said...

A brilliant solution to your problem. I love the appliqued melon quilt!

Sally said...

I love the quilt, so bright, and the border sets it off very well, its good to find an old project and actually do something with it. I have toomany of those in the cupboard. lol.

Karen said...

Oh, my goodness! What a great quilt. Aren't you glad you got back to the project?

KCQuilter said...

Ohmigosh, I LOVE that quilt!!! How clever of you and how beautifully it turned out. I am also admiring your Pyramid quilt as I am currently working on one!!

rho said...

Beautiful!

meggie said...

I love the lovely bright quilt top! Well done.
Cute little baby boy. Makes me clucky too.

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you rescued this UFO. It turned out so cute! Nice work and creativity.