Monday, 14 April 2014

Playground quilt finish

As intended posting my FAL Q2 list gave me a much needed kick up the bum on the binding front and last week I finally finished my Happy Go Lucky Playground quilt! I had been trying to hand sew the binding down in the evenings, snuggled in front of the telly with my husband - how romantic. More romantic than me at the sewing machine while he walks the dog, anyway. But this quilt has a dark navy binding which I was trying to sew with dark navy thread to the dark blue and black backing. And it was proving impossible, frankly. So a couple of days last week I forced myself to sit down during baby girl's nap time and get it done in daylight. Much better!

And so it is all done, washed, tumbled and in use. My husband long since claimed this for his own as the only member of our household without his own quilt and he has enjoyed having creative authority on many of the fabric choices.

The Kona olive background fabric.

The dark and manly backing.

The annoyingly cut on the bias but doesn't it look fab binding.

He chose the quilting design too (from my very small repertoire!) and even selected the thread to use.

I love this. I do love Camille's patterns and her fabrics, always such fun to piece and simple but striking in the end. I need to make more from this book.

And it is a hit with the small one too, of course.

Hurrah. First finish of Q2. Some details, for when I forget.

Pattern: Playground from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley
Fabric: Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille - a partially used layer cake plus some coordinating extras from Waterfront Park and Pam Kitty Picnic and Love ranges. Background solid is Kona Olive.
Backing: Chunks from stash - Mama Said Sew sewing guide in black, yarn dyed Essex linen in black, blue Andover wickerweave and some leftover Kona olive.
Binding: Making Tracks in Indigo from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9 fabrics. Cut on the bias of course.
Size: 60" by 72"
Quilting: Straight lines 1/4" each side of each seam line, in Aurifil 40wt pale grey 2600.

Now I just need to apply the same dedication and get the Sparkling Cider binding sewn down too! But my big girl is home for the Easter hols so I may have to employ the assistance of Elsa and Anna if I'm going achieve that in daylight ...


  1. Well done it looks fab, and I didn't even have to click the Else and Anna link to know what it was, we bought Frozen for C as she adored the film, and if I hear one more word about Frozen from her my head might explode!!!!! :o)

  2. This is a great quilt, and I love the back!

  3. Congrats on your finishes :o)


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