Femke’s quilt

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I have another finish, motivated by the safe arrival home of a wee babe, born too early. I put the block from this quilt in my FAL list for the quarter, after I rescued it from Daughter #2’s recycling pile.

The paper pieced pattern was a designed by The Tartan Kiwi, and was available from her site. I just had a quick look at her etsy shop though. and the pattern is not listed. If you are interested though, there is no harm in asking if she would make the pattern available again. She has an amazing range of patterns, and I love her latest barn owl pattern. She also has an interesting take on the current discussion of copyright issues within our craft.

This block was created by my Daughter, but I rescued it from being recycled.

My original idea was to float the block on a background of wonky stars, but one Sunday I just grabbed some fabric and turned it into a quick quilt.

Now, here’s where it gets tricky. I’ve finished the quilt, but wrapped it up for delivery, without taking a photo of the finished quilt. I knew there was a reason it was sitting on the sofa, unwrapped, but got busy with the sellotape and last piece of wrapping paper, before it occurred to me to take a photo.

So, a few in-progress shots will have to suffice.P1080154

I surrounded the panel with some more of the Dreamin Vintage fabric my Daughter had used, then added some Art Gallery and  Japanese floral fabric to increase it to a generous cot size. Lastly, a final border of Kona Snow, since I had some scraps left over from another project.


What you can’t see is the quilting and the scrappy binding, made from leftover fabrics and a little pink spot on cream. It was super cute, believe me! I quilted around the fairy, and ditch stitched the main seams. Since I imagine it will be used on the floor, I didn’t want to compress the quilt by adding dense quilting.

I will get The Hubbie to deliver it to his workmate this afternoon. I hope little Femke enjoys her quilt.P1080160

Linking up eventually with the 2016 FAL, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Scraptastic Tuesday.



5 thoughts on “Femke’s quilt

  1. My love of 1930’s design suggests that your fairy would fit right into that era. Or maybe she could grace the bonnet of a Rolls Royce. Very styley.

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  2. I love this! I’ve had my eye on that fairy block for a while. It is still in her PayHip store; I didn’t look at the Etsy shop, but there is still a way to get it, and it’s one of her free patterns. Your version is lovely and I’m sure will be well loved.


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