Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A Quilt Finish!

It's a finish! My Hazel Hedgehog quilt for Siblings Together is finally all done. I'm kind of sad, it was such fun to make, and got such a lot of lovely comments here on my blog and on Instagram. But now I can send this, along with the other two I have, off to Siblings Together to be handed out at their summer camps, and I can move on to all the other hundred and one things in my head!
There was no chance of an outdoor photo. We've had gale force wind and a hail storm yesterday! but I think you can see it OK on this bed.

I quilted it with wavy lines from top to bottom....nice and easy and no ends to sew in.

Fortunately I had just enough of some of the fabric scraps left over from the hedgehogs to make a scrappy binding. The backing fabric is Lime Twist Harlequin by Makower which I bought at a recent visit to the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC Birmimgham. Its such a lovely fabric and very useful for backings. I wish I had bought more of it.

I also have another finish to share this week (Two in one week must be a record for me!)
Its this "Little Zippy Pouch" from Quilt Now magazine volume 9.
Sonia from fabricandflowersuk kindly hosted a Sew Along for this pouch on Instagram, which was great fun to follow. Its the perfect size for all my paper piecing paraphernalia, so was put to good use right away.

I used only organic fabrics. The patterned fabrics are Wildwood by Cloud9 and the solids are Cirrus solids again by Cloud9

Linking up with Work In Progress Wednesday and Lets Bee Social

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter



  1. It looks wonderful on the bed... I'm sure someone at summer camp will just love just love your/their 'hazel hedgehog' quilt! Linda

  2. I would never have thought of quilting with wavy lines. It looks great. Love the beautiful work you have on your blog.

  3. I have been following your Hedgehog progress on ig. But I did not see your finish until now! I love the wavy line quilting and that scrappy border and binding. Such a delightfully fun quilt. It is sure to be loved and appreciated! The Little Zippy Pouch is gorgeous too! Love the fabrics you chose and the little details that accentuate them so well. Congrats on both finishes!

  4. You are so kind to make that for Siblings Together, I'm sure it will be well loved. The zippy pouch looks great - well done

  5. Oh what a completely fantastic quilt - I love it!

  6. Siblings Together will be very pleased when that quilt arrives!

  7. Beautiful quilt; it will make one of the children very proud and happy. Your pouch looks really useful; I like the fabrics you used.

  8. Yay, both your finishes are great! Great pouch and quilt indeed!

  9. Gorgeous
    The backing fabric is perfect. The pattern looks a bit like spikes.

  10. Gorgeous work, Julie. Your quilt is going to make someone very happy indeed :)

  11. Squeal! I knew you'd do something fabulous with the quilting! wavyish lines was just perfect! As was the spiky backing fabric.... Looking forward to seeing what's next from those 101 head quilts... Speaking of quilts in yer head - I am sooo ready to get the one I'm working on DONE, so I can move on to something new! I've got 2 stacks of fabric already waiting - one that I NEED to make, and one that I WANT to make. sigh
    Happy cutting into a new fabric stack ~ Tracy

  12. Love your hedgehog quilt. So cute!

  13. Hazel and her siblings turned out so adorable Julie! What a sweet quilt! And this is exactly the type of wavy line quilting I've been being drawn too. A very nice pouch too - Well done!


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