Thursday, 20 October 2011

Abracadabra 'Bliss' quilt

I was on a bit of a roll with stitching down binding by the time I'd finished my Tis the Season quilt, so I got stuck in and finished this one for our dear little niece, who turned two last Sunday.  And for once it was finished before the birthday. lol  
I thought I'd get a bit clever with the backing, and put in a row like the ones on the front.  I realised once it was half made that this would make the quilting a bit tricky to get the lines matched up exactly.  It was quite a performance, but I did get it lined up OK, not perfect, but at least finished! 


This is the small quilt from the Abracadabra design by Bloom, and is purchased as a pdf file.  It is a great pattern, very easy to follow instructions and you get two quilts from a layer cake.  I hope to make the larger quilt with the remainder of the layer cake for one of my girls.    This is probably the biggest thing(and it's not even that big!) that I've quilted myself, I'm not brave enough yet to try free motion quilting, it's just straight lines for me at the moment!

It's Friday Night Sew In this week(link in my sidebar), I'm not joining officially this time, not sure if I'll be stitching much on Friday night, I've come home with another rotten flu and will probably have a quiet few days.  If you are joining in though............... Happy FNSI!
Will catch up again after the big final on Sunday night - GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!

25 comments:

Annie said...

Great job and congrats on getting those seams lined up on the back.

Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon!

Fiona said...

Love the Abracadabra quilt... and love the idea of adding detail to backings too.... it is SOOOO pretty
Hope the flu goes soon.. what a bummer and good luck with the game this weekend...
Hugz

shez said...

great quilt Bridie will love it such lovely fabric,well done and i hope you are feeling better soon

Michelle said...

Love the quilt and the colours, lucky niece!
michelle

Carol said...

Oh, it is just gorgeous, Nicky--well done :)

Seems like the flu is visiting all of us bloggers world-wide--take care now!

Seams Sew Together said...

Gorgeous!! Love it!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Wow, its gorgeous! Good Job!

Susie said...

That is awesome!! Job well done! I'm sure the little recipient with just love it! I'm yet to try my free-motion too - haven't even done my lines yet (except in the class where I was taught.....) its frightening stuff! Love your work!
Happy Stitching, Susie

Deb said...

Your Bliss quilt is beautiful. I just adore this fabric range.

suzitee said...

Ah Bliss...so very very beautiful! You've done an awesome job Nicky, and I love the back as well. Good luck to the All Blacks for the weekend!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is lovely, perfect for a litlle girl. Hope you get better soon.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful............

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

gorgeous quilt Nicky, love it!! Hope you get over that flu real soon huh!

Susan said...

Lucky little niece, Nicky. Great job with the quilting and backing too.

Grethe said...

How lovely pics from the rugby match.Nice for the family to cheer something in common,all the best for the blacks,mind you I know nothing about rugby:-) Super quilt for your niece;she really can cuddle up!

Wendy said...

Beautiful quilt, it looks so lovely. Hope you feel better soon.

Joy said...

Love the quilt...such a happy one!

Raewyn said...

Hope you get better soon..the quilt is lovely - and I love the way you did the backing - some backs are as interesting as the front!

Too many eggs said...

the quilt looks just gorgeous....the quilting looks great and so does the back, great idea...

dls said...

Your "Bliss" quilt is beautiful and who cares about the lines matching! I love the colors in this line of fabric and the way you pieced the top together... very contemporary!

dls said...

PS: The backing is fun.... I enjoy piecing my quilt backs, sometimes, I have another quilt to flip and use.

Tatkis said...

Adorable quilt! And it's always nice to be in time with the presents :))

Hugs,
Tatyana

Siobhan said...

That is so pretty! Great job! Congrats to you on the All Black win. I woke up just in time on Sunday to see the last bit of it and instantly thought of you. :)

Lynda said...

That's a lovely quilt, Nicky - love those B&C fabrics. Quite happy for NZ to with the RWC. I hope you and the girls are much better soon.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful quilt as is the Christmas one! Thanks you for your kind comment on my blog.

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