Monday, 20 January 2014

Jubilation!

Hello All, I can't begin to tell you all just how excited I am right now! I've bored the crowd on Instagram over the last few weeks with pictures of my Not-so-Lonestar quilt and today that will cease (for the time being anyway) because I've finished it!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it but it's true :)
I completely love it! I feel a bit like Bruce Forsyth today when I say that this is my favourite quilt to date.
 It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, there are plenty of duff points and bias issues but the fabric is so gorgeous and busy that those things don't really matter. I actually feel a bit bereft that it's finished. Well, not quite finished because it still has to be quilted but I'm not doing that myself...no chance, this beaut will be heading over to Trudi to work her long-arm magic :)
It's really tricky to capture the scale of this quilt so I took a pic of it with Jess by the side as a guide, she's about 5'5" :)
 When I took this project back out of the WIP box at Christmas I was really anxious that I wouldn't have enough fabric left to complete it as I'd started it in 2011 and wasn't sure how easy it would be to get hold of Innocent Crush and Soul Blossoms now. Thankfully the angst was unnecessary as I have this lovely pile of fabric left!
I'm so pleased I'll be able to use these fabrics in other projects in the years to come :) I think you'll be pleased that I've got all this left too because it means that I'm feeling generous with the scraps from the making of the quilt! There's 290g of scraps of pretty much all the prints I used in the quilt. They're all really useable sizes so I'm sure they'll be very handy for scrappy projects.
As a thank you for all the encouragement I'm giving this lovely scrap pile away! You get up to 3 chances to win:
1. To be in with a chance to win just leave a comment here.
2. If you're a follower, new or regular, leave another comment.
3. Share the giveaway news and leave another comment here letting me know you've shared.

Please make sure I can contact you if you happen to win, (no-reply bloggers I mean you!) I'll draw a winner with Random Number Generator on Friday 24th January 2014 around 8pm (GMT).

Thanks for cheering me on from the sidelines :) Catch you soon x
Edited to add: Giveaway is now closed. The winner was Mrs FlyingBlind - Hadley.

56 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful (and gigantic!) quilt - well done for ploughing on and finishing it! *waves at Jess*

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  2. I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/Archiewonderdog/status/425330727509430272

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  3. wow- it's even more gorgeous than I thought it would be from all the little glimpses! The colours are amazing :-)

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  4. That quilt is amazing, no wonder you're thrilled.

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  5. That quilt is amazing, no wonder you're thrilled.

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  6. Wow it is spectacular!!! Well done - can't wait to see what magic Trudi adds!

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  7. Stunning!! There is so much work in it, glad you had enough fabric too

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  8. Oh well done, that is absolutely amazing!

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  9. Yes, I've seen it on IG and loved every shot!

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  10. well done for getting it finished. It's a lovely splash of colour = perfect for cheering up the dark winter days.

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  11. It's beautiful - and huge!!! Well done xxx

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  12. And because no-one can have enough fabric, especially me; longtime follower. Thanks for the chance xxx

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  13. Amazing! Glad you decided to finish it

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  14. That quilt is HUGE, and it is STUNNING. Phew... Trudi will make it look amazing. Thanks for doing a give away as well xx

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  15. The colours look more vibrant here than they do on the phone on IG. I loved watching you make it, and think it is so pretty, but love it even more now.

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  16. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  17. Lovely star! Those are some of my favorite AMH fabrics, so I have to try to win. Thanks for the giveaway. (I'll be out of town for 2 weeks - not that I ever win anything.)

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  18. it is an amazing quilt. I absolutely love the brightness of it :-)

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  19. This quilt is a real beauty, it looks so complicated but so worth all the hard work. Scrap pile would be very welcome here as I do not have many scraps!

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  20. Wow, what a beast! It's awesome well done you.

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  21. It is so stunning and massive! Thank God your sending it to Trudi, can't wait to see how she quilts it!!

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  22. I am a bloglovin' follower!

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  23. What an awesome quilt - this is definitely a finish to celebrate! Beautiful!

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  24. It's absolutely gorgeous and shows off how these big prints can be cut up, put together and look amazing.

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  25. Wow! What a stunning quilt - and what a size too!

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  26. And I thought I made big quilts. It's amazing and well done sticking with it xx

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  27. Oh yes and I'm a follower of yours aswellxx

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  28. What a lovely quilt. I have a lone star pattern and have been afraid to start it...maybe if I was to win the scrapbag I would be able to produce something about as beautifle as yours. Cannot wait til you show us how the quilting went....

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  29. Amazing quilt. It looks fantastic.

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  30. Yep I am a follower of your blog

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  31. You have been really good in finishing this WIP. It is loud but beautiful. Di x

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  32. Of course I follow you ;)
    Di x

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  33. Oh my - this is the most beautiful quilt I've seen in a Lon time. It is stunning and I love the pink background fabric.

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  34. Oh my goodness, your quilt is gorgeous . . . I would be thrilled too :)
    This is quite an accomplishment and you should be so proud.
    I just found your sweet blog and I am now (or will be when I get through typing this) your newest follower. Please come visit and get in on my latest Give-A-way.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  35. A stunning quilt, the colours are so vibrant. i have some Amy Butler fabrics tucked away for a future quilt. I hang on to every scrap big enough to use, I love them. I will be crossing my fingers.

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  36. I have been following for some time now.

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  37. Absolutely stunning! I love those colours

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  38. And I am definitely a follower

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  39. Fabulous quilt - I love it!

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