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Saturday, September 15, 2012

A finish!

Not only am I posting again, but I am posting about a finish!  Woo Hoo!

This is my completed quilt for the Irish Charity Bazaar!  Can I just say that this has been a really hard quilt to photograph!  No matter what I do I just don't seem to be able to get a good picture of it.  I am really pleased with it though.  I love that stripey binding.  When you are just starting to collect your fabric for a project and you spot something that you think will be the perfect binding that doesn't mean that by the time you get to the end of the project it will still be perfect but this time I think I picked a winner.

The backing is pieced, the original fabric I chose plus some of the green and that black which I actually really like.   

And just a simple label!  In the mail with this on Monday I hope!

Hopefully, with school holidays coming up I might get in a bit more sewing.  My Aussie Hero off-sider, Caroline, and I have a few good quilts coming up between us.  A gorgeous bright D9P, a leafy green quilt for a ship's medical officer who used to be a botanist, a fun doctor's and nurses themed quilt for the ship's sick bay, a foodie themed quilt for one of the ship's cooks and who knows what else!  All I need is sewing time!

Till next time................happy stitching!


  1. Great finish Jan-Maree but as usual it's for someone elase....We don't make quilts for ourseleves very often...

  2. You picked the perfect binding and backing for a perfect Irish Chain for the lovely quilt. Lucky recipient.

  3. love your quilt and glad to hear from u. i missed your blog but i know you have a lot to do with heros. don't work to hard save some time to enjoy sewing

  4. Great to see you on your own blog... wonderful finish... bring on the school holidays for you xxx

  5. Love the Quilt..Agree with the Binding..Well Done on a Finish.

  6. The whole thing goes together so nicely. I'm sure it will be a popular pick.

  7. Congratulations on your finish. It looks great! That striped binding is just the icing on the cake.

  8. Jan Maree what a great finished. Love how you do your tags. Love to know how you do them.

  9. Lovely quilt as usual. And, congratulations on the article in Down Under Quilts on Aussie Heroes. What great work, I got all excited when I saw it, and now I'm going back to read it in full. You deserve the recognition of your wonderful work.

  10. The quilt is just beautiful! I love the stripey binding, too! Perfect!


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