Friday, 4 October 2013

Too Far Quilt


Here it is, my finished How Far Will You Go quilt. Huge thanks to Jess at The Elven Garden and Jess at Scrappy n Happy for creating such beautiful blocks and running such a great QAL.

I'm calling this quilt Too Far, despite the fact I actually didn't complete all the blocks in the QAL I chose the name because I'm giving it to a wonderful friend who lives too far away from me. Hopefully it will be a reminder of how much I love her and it is a small token of how much I value her friendship.



The quilt measures about 52" x 62". A nice size for snuggling on the sofa. I used my hera marker to mark out the straight lines and am pleased to say that despite taking a long time to quilt it those marks stayed put!


I love how the stitches blend nicely with the backing. So much so it was tricky to get a picture.


The backing is Shanghai Cut Outs by Misaki and it is bound in purple jewels by Lizzy House, which I think frames the quilt perfectly.


I used Aurifil cotton wt 12, 3840 to hand quilt it. The pretty variegated purple is gorgeous. It was from a sample pack and look how much I have left! I was so glad I got all those lines done and it just shows how far that little reel can go.



This is another tick off my FAL list so for Quarter 3 I actually had 5 finishes out of 6 and the one I didn't complete was my feathers quilt but I did finish the top so I'm still feeling good! Roll on Quarter 4, I need to get thinking what to put on my list!

she can quilt


I'm going to start working on my Le Challenge project tonight - I really can't wait to share it with you, the theme this month is THRILLER and I'm super excited to see everyone's interpretations. If you don't know what I'm talking about go and visit Le Challenge and link up with us on October 15th for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.


Linking up:


at Quokka Quilts this week and you definitely 
want to add your finishes - there are prizes this month!

and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts



38 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! I love your hand quilting - it gives me hope that my plan to hand do my baby clothes quilt (my first proper hand quilting project) isn't TOTAL madness.

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  2. Lovely I'm sure your friend will love it! And I like how you got your quilting neat both sides. Which is more than I managed on my table runner!

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  3. It's completely lovely! What fantastic work! :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt - the quilting just finishes it off so nicely!

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  5. Love your mix of fabric and colours! Your friend is sure to be very pleased.

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  6. Lovely quilt, I am sure your friend will adore it!

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  7. Love it! The variety of blocks is very fun and the handquilting is such a nice touch.

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  8. so beautiful lucy! what a lucky friend to receive such a gift. that aurofil worked out wonderfully. good thing there was just enough!

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  9. It looks fabulous, well done, you are absolutely flying on the productivity front!

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  10. What pretty colours. And hand quilting! She'll love it :-)

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  11. What a wonderful quilt, your friend will love it!! It's such a great layout of the blocks and the colours are gorgeous. It's interesting to hear about the wt 12 Aurifil thread for quilting, I'll have to try it one day.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt Lucy! The colours are wonderful! I also have a reel of that Aurifil in variegated blue and it is staggering how far it goes! I love it!

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  13. That is such a fun quilt, I love the hand stitching you did. And 5/6 finishes is great, I wonder what will be on your Q4 list.

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  14. Beautiful quilt Lucy just beautiful . Thanks for sharing Congrats on the finishes. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  15. Oh i love the name! And it's such a bright and happy quilt!

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  16. I love handquilting and yours is so beautifully done.

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  17. Your handquilting is perfection, my friend!

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  18. beautiful quilt, Lucy! your colors are so pretty, and I love all of the different blocks together!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  19. What a lovely quilt! Great name too ;)

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  20. Lovely finish- hope your friend really loves it!

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  21. Great quilt Lucy. You've chosen such pretty colours and I'm sure your friend will love it, who wouldn't!

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  22. It turned out so beautifully Lucy! Love it. Such pretty colors. :) Your friend will cherish it forever!

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  23. Beautiful, Lucy!! I so wish I had done this!

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  24. It's a beautiful gift though I am sure your friend already knows she lives too far away. Love the colours you chose for it.

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  25. This is beautiful, Lucy, and I love how you've named it for your friend :)

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  26. this is wonderful Lucy - what a fantastic gift. And I love your handquilting :-)

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  27. it's fab, Lucy and the hand quilting rocks.

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  28. Super duper finish! I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it. The colors are just gorgeous.

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  29. Your quilt looks fantastic! A great finish!

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  30. Ahh, how did I miss this?! It is GORGEOUS!! Love everything single thing about it. :)

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  31. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and pattern, and nothing beats the texture hand quilting brings to a quilt. Wonderful! I am a new follower.

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