Friday, April 16, 2010

The 'F' word

F is for finish...okay so the top is finished but I've also joined the back so I'm well on the way there. I love how this top has turned out. The Midwest Modern fabrics looks really fresh teamed with the off-white muslin.

I trawled through the stash and found a nice big piece of funky pink MM for the backing.
It's like it was meant to be :o)

And this baby?
This is the backing for the Purple Wonder.
I'm going to piece it over the weekend. I'm undecided about adding blocks to the backing, I'll have a bit of a play and see what looks best. Hopefully I can start quilting it over the coming week.

This is what has been happening in the garden.
Lots of tomatoes and a lovely big pumpkin. It's a 'Turks Turban' which is an heirloom variety I grew from seed that I bought at Diggers in Blackwood.
I think I'll be making some pumpkiney things over the next few weeks as there's another this size and then I have several other varieties nearing their harvest time.

F is also for Fabulous Friday. It was a stunning day so I made sure I enjoyed it.
Time in the garden, time at the sewing machine and now time for a chick flick and chocolate.
A well rounded day.

Sew well,
Ab x


  1. I love the backing you got for the purple wonder! I can't wait to see that quilt! :0)

  2. the top you finished is so pretty. great job. i love the fabrics you are using for backing. that is an amazing stash you must have.

  3. The quilt top looks gorgeous and very fresh indeed. Another ridiculously neat project I might add. I hope you have a great weekend. XX

  4. You have done a fabulous job on your flimsy.

  5. Your top looks Great & a perfect backing for it too...Lovely Big Pumpkin there..Enjoy the cooking.

  6. I was a bit worried about reading this post, I couldn't believe that you were going to say the "F" word. LOL

    The MM quilt is lovely and the backing looks like a great choice.

    I LOVE the purple backing fabric, and can't wait to see the Purple Wonder Quilt in all its glory.

    Have a fantastic weekend.

    Kelly :-)

  7. Gorgeous top, can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  8. F definitely is for fresh - the quilt top is lovely.

  9. Very pretty and I like the backing fabric for both quilts. You are going to be busy quilting for a while. Nice vegies too, put Blackwood on the agenda for when I finally come and visit. Are you a member of their club?

  10. That quilt top is gorgeous and the backing perfect. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

  11. Your finished top looks wonderful, and I love the backing for it.

    I keep sniffing the air to see if I can tell what's cooking too, but I guess we're too far apart.

  12. Beautiful quilt top - I love quilts sashed in white, such a fresh look.

  13. Beautiful quilt, but the colours of your tommies and pumkin are sublime! Happy cooking! Nic

  14. I just love the backing fabric for the Purple Wonder quilt, it is divine. You are such a good girl for finishing so many things! WELL DONE! Hugs!