Thursday, 15 December 2011

So Bleeping Awesome! Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!

Hello!! Today I'm hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday! If you're new - welcome!
I'm not going to bother introducing myself and what I do because I'm simply too excited ;) If you would like to stay and look around after linking up that would be great! But I have to get on to the main event...





Now I'm not one to toot my own horn in normal circumstances but for this one - toot toot!!!
It is SO BLEEPING AWESOME (because it's a robot!!)


looks like he's waving and saying 'Merry Christmas'!

This is the 'Does Not Compute' pattern from the wonderful book Dare To Be Square by the talented Boo Davis. This book is amazing and I want to make every single thing in it. Already on my list is the hottenanny quilt (and I have the fabric ready and waiting!). The instructions are so easy to follow and she has great advice for someone just starting out but then she also has projects anyone would love to make! The robot was really simple because there's none of those pesky triANGERles. I quilted it very simply so the focus remains on the fun design:


I love the backing fabric from the I Heart collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Timeless Treasures. Those cogs are just so cool. A lot of the fabric I used for the top was given to me by my wonderful cousin, including the cute bee fabric:



I also love the binding fabric, which is the totally gorgeous Herringbone in Lake from the Modern Meadow collection by Joel Dewberry - as soon as this came back into stock at Hawthorne Threads, I snapped it up - even though I've still got some I'm wishing I'd got even more. My son has seen the fabric lying around and told me he loves it because it looks like cobwebs! (He had an own clothes day at school yesterday, guess who went dressed as Spiderman?!!)
Did you notice the crappy embroidery?! This quilt is clearly destined to be loved by my son so I attempted some chain stitching rather than a label (see why embroidery is on my list of things I want to do!!):


I'm planning on putting it out on his bed on Christmas day evening, I sort of think unwrapping a quilt isn't that exciting for a three year old but seeing it laid out will be a fun surprise :)

I've been plodding along with this one and it was only because of the TGIFF ladies and their kind acceptance when I wanted to host that it's actually finished - nothing like a bit of motivation! So thank you to Laura of Quokka Quilts and M-R of Quilt Matters! Also thank you to Rebecca for a bit of nudging!
I blogged about making this quilt in my third ever blog post back at the very beginning of September this year so it's only over 3 months since I started but it feels like this one has been hanging around forever! I think it's because I've made so many other things in the mean time!! I don't like having unfinished projects, it's just a bit tedious.

So have you managed to finish anything this week? Oh, you have?! How about linking up then ;)

Please link back to TGIFF in your post, you can grab the button here. Also spread the love and visit some of the other wonderful and clever bloggers who are linking up!
(fingers crossed this linky thing works!!) It's working! So go ahead and add your finish...



37 comments:

  1. Oooh Lucy, you ARE awesome!! That's the best quilt ever. :)

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  2. Very,very cool quilt. I love how your planning on giving it to your son.

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  3. Yeah! Love the robot - he is soooo cool! Well done on the UFO thing - wish I could be as well behaved as you!

    Your son will love the quilt and be over the moon seeing it on his bed!

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  4. That is a fantastic quilt! Robot dude is super cool! :)

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  5. Lucy - that is the coolest boy quilt I've seen in a long, long time! I absolutely love that cute robot. And the embroidery is actually quite good I think... better than what I could put together I'm sure! :-)

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  6. Totally completely awesome, Lucy!! That will be so fun when he sees it all spread out on his bed! Excellent work, dear!

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  7. I totally love that robot! I have the book but I havent made anything out of it yet.

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  8. You are right to toot your own horn, Lucy.. that is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!! I LOVE it! I have seen that book online.. now you've made me wish I'd put it on my Christmas wish list. ha! Love the cog fabric, too.. that is right up my little ones alley, too. He loves gears. Soo cute, your little man will be over the moon, and your embroidery looks pretty good to me, don't be so hard on yourself! I'll be back to link up later, if I get some finishing touches to my project done. ;)

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  9. Lucy, Very nicely done! I love your color choices, especially the backing fabric! I totally understand the TGIFF group always spurs me to finish something for Fridays! Thanks for hosting this week, I will be linking up tomorrow...in American time that is..lol.

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  10. I was just looking at her book and wondering if I should just make every quilt in the book. Seeing this quilt makes me think the answer is yes :)

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  11. That is AWESOME! Way to go, Lucy! If by some infinitesimally minuscule chance your son doesn't like it, I have three boys who would give their spare parts to have it. Thanks for hosting this week, Lucy! You did a fantastic job.

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  12. Thanks for hosting tonight get together. Love your robot quilt...one very lucky little boy

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  13. Hi Lucy. Love your robot quilt, it is really fantastic and I'm sure your little boy will love it to pieces!!!

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  14. Wow that ia bleeping awesome! Sorry i dont have a finish yet but who knows, it's nearly weekend!

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  15. Awwwww, your robot is so great!

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  16. What a great quilt, love the colors too!

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  17. opps sorry, the website said there was a problem and now its posted 3 links :(

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  18. This is soooooooooo spectacular I can't think of enough adjectives!!! The best little boy quilt I've seen - ever :)

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  19. so amazing! What a robot, and what a lucky little guy you have to have a mummy like you! Merry Christmas Lucy!

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  20. Oh wow that's the most fantastic boy quilt ever, my little boy would be ecstatic to receive one like that. I'm off to have a look at the book now.

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  21. This is an awesome quilt. Well done. Your little boy is going to love it!

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  22. You are rightly proud of this quilt, It looks amazing! Well done for another finish.
    Sadly, I have nothing to show, so cannot link!

    I hope he loves it!

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  23. It's fabulous!! Really and truly fabulous! He's going to be so excited when he sees it on his bed...or maybe wakes up under it on Christmas morning?

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  24. HOLY !!!!!!!!!! Lucy it is AMAZING! Damn girl, I cannot freaking believe how far this quilt has come! Whew hew! I totally have a finish to post...dammit. Must get pictures as soon as girls are in bed and I will link up. See? We motivate each other. CONGRATULATIONS!

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  25. I will toot for you... toot! toot~ that is just adorable!!!

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  26. I really really REALLY think you have an awesome quilt there Lucy!!

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  27. Lucy, that is the most awesome quilt ever! I wish I had the time to create something that fantastic! Kudos to you!

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  28. Sooooooo bleeping awesome! Love your stuff Lu. :)

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  29. This is a quilt that will be much loved, such a lovely gift for your son. It's fabulous and i LOVE it!
    ; )

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  30. That quilt Rocks! It came out totally awesome and love the colors.

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  31. I love that Robot quilt!!! Awesome and fun!!

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  32. oh my!!! I LOVE your robot quilt. so perfectly done. woohoo!!!!

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  33. oh my!!! I LOVE your robot quilt. so perfectly done. woohoo!!!!

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  34. SUPER BLEEPING AWESOME!!!!! You are so inspiring Lucy and I'm sure your son will love it! I'm trying to keep mine away from the computer in case they see it and want one! Your triANGERgles made me snort with laughter :)

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  35. Uh, holy shit. This is incredible. Haven't had time to surf the web lately but I'm glad I found this! Way to go :D

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  36. I know this is an old post, but this quilt is the coolest quilt I've ever seen!

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