Friday, 14 June 2013

It's time to Par-tay

*turn up the stereo - woo hoo*

(Bet that's going to annoy you all day. Heh.)

That's right my quilty friends, Henry Fish: The Quilt is bound. Here are a few photos.  Your accolades, awards and gifts can start flowing in.

Who is that handsome fellow swimming across the bottom of the bed?

I have looked at a LOT of quilts since I started this and made a few more myself, but I still think this is one of my favourite blocks. It is so lovely and clean looking, and works with so many fabric types.  I think there may be one for the Shush bed in the future, although that's a king, so not for a wee while.  I am firmly sticking to smaller quilts in the short term!

Hello Henry Fish
The quilt fits a king single, with the border being the bit that's tucked in. That's why I decided to use yardage for the border, and not block to the edge, to save myself some quilting misery. No one will see it. 

We have this photo, although it looks like there is a curious lump in the bed, because it captures the colours the best. 

Angle shot.  Ooooh.
And here's another one, just because. 

Sick of it yet?

There is no photo with Henry Fish: The Pillowcase, because he's already living with Mother. I will get her to send a photo through when they are united. I am sure they will be very happy together!

Mother is coming to visit in July, so he will be going home then. But no need to cry, because I may have been visiting Spoonflower recently, and I may have got a spare yard of Henry Fish. But he's mine, all mine, this time!

Finally, because I know you all want to know how BQF's quilt is coming along, here is her most recent progress shot. Roger is being super dooper helpful.

I like this block.  THIS BLOCK.

Linking up to Crazy Mom and Confessions of a Fabric Addict, because this is definitely a finish Friday. 


Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Well done on a big finish! It looks fantastic!

hydeeannsews said...

it couldn't be prettier, liz! how good does that feel, to be done? it's the highlight of my quilting week to see it finished. if you can still finish something, even with all your starts, then so can i. how is the lattice coming?

Kelly Young said...

Henry Fish looks awesome!! congrats on your finish! I just started a link party for quilting today- Needle and Thread Thursday. You should hop over and share your Henry Fish!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Mara Cockman said...


Esther F. said...

Congratulations on your finish!
Doing a twirl, and some groovy moves to cheer you on!!!
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Megan said...

Oh wow, great job! Your photos look fab. Hope Henry Fish isn't too hungover after his party ;-)

Kelly Young said...

I've loved seeing Henry Fish's progress from start to finish!! It's such a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Heidi said...

Awesome finish! I love that pattern and your colors. ParTayOn!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Beautiful quilt! It really is a great block pattern. And I love the fish fabric!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

And the prize for Best Henry Fish Quilt Ever In The History of the World goes to...

(drumroll please...)


Yes! It's Liz's amazing quilt, winning by a mile!!

(And the crowd went wild! Wow! I've never seen such cheering and foot stamping... is this a record?!)

Ida said...

Hip Hip Hurray!! Fabulous!! I'm so excited for you. And it turned out wonderful.

Sara said...

Oh it's looking pretty on that bed! Good for you!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for linking to Really Random Thursday, too!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Beautiful finish, Liz! Love the fish! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Clair said...

What a lot of work. I don't make really big quilts very often because they take up SO MUCH time. Good job.