Thursday, October 27, 2016

Weight of Love - Finally done!

I don't usually carry WIPs around for very long - I'm more of a start and finish kind of quilter.  But this one had been in my sewing room for a while.  Back in March 2016, the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild organized a workshop with Libs Elliot and we all worked on the Weight of Love quilt pattern. I love the design and was very happy with my fabric choices, but I wasn't thrilled with my Y seams.

So the couple of rows I had pieced at the workshop languished on my design wall for months!


I even put this WIP on my FAL list for Q2 and Q3, but only took it out again in September.  I finished piecing the big hexagon and then was stuck again.  I didn't want to applique the hexagon on a background because I had nothing in my sewing room that was big enough and I promised myself I wouldn't buy any fabric until 2017.

When I put it on my Q4 FAL list, I was determined to finish it before the end of the quarter.  So I decided to make things easy on myself and cut the sides even so I ended up with a big hexagon with six even sides.


I immediately basted it and started quilting - a nice, simple, easy meander with grey Aurifil thread in 50 wt (#2600 Dove).


Some of my Y seams are not exactly perfect...


But some are pretty good...


The day I took the pictures, my step-daughter was here with my grand-daughter and I decided to give her the quilt to use as a play mat.  She was super happy to take it and I was super happy to give it away!


I will linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at Busy Hands Quilts for TGIFF because I definitely need to celebrate this finish!

And because this was on my Q4 list for the 2016 FAL, I will linking up there too.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the finish - I REALLY like how you changed it - it went from - oh that;s neat - to amazing!!! What a great finish!

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  2. Such restraint, Izzy! I would totally have been "oh, I really need a large piece of fabric to appliqué my hexie, fabric shop here I come!" ;) I love that you chopped it up and made it into a play mat, clever! And yay to having it finished :)

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  3. This turned out great and how fun to find a home for it so quickly - awesome! Will be sharing on our FAL fb page!

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  4. It did turn out great! It makes a perfect play mat with the bright colors and the shape! Well done and congrats on the finish!

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  6. Looks perfect to me! Thanks for linking to Finished or not Friday!

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  7. Ça fait vraiment un super beau tapis de jeu, belle idée de transformation pour terminer un projet.

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  8. What a great solution, I love the bright colors in this and the shape is wonderful!

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  9. Congrats!! I love that it's not square. It's a great finish and awesome that it found a great home.

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  10. How did I miss this one? Fantastic, Izzy! Perfect size for a playmat!

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  11. It's fabulous! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

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