Friday, 6 September 2013

More man quilt and a fugly fabric winner

In between the excitement of getting the Oh Deer quilt in a presentable state, I have been pottering along doing the 'Stick No Bills' poster for hubby's man quilt.

Oh Deer I had better make you into a backing!

I am VERY pleased that the poster is the done.  By my estimation, it has taken as least as much time as making the quilt background.  On that basis, it is definitely a mini quilt finish!

Here it is in all its glory.  The pattern is Just My Type from the talented Kristy at Quiet Play.  The wonky seams are all my own.  To give you a sense of scale, each letter is 2" high finished.  

B is for bloody hell that took ages.

There are some teeny tiny little bits there, I tell you.

Not Bill Clinton or Bill Crosby or Billy Crystal. Nope.

I also have found a winner for the three fat quarters of my fugly (or not, depending on your viewpoint!) fabric.  It is Grandma Helen, who said

"I make charity quilts for the Mayo / St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit (kids chemo). These fuglies would be PERFECT to bring a smile to a child's face.  I promise that if you send them to me, I will make a bright, colorful quilt, or maybe 2 if there is enough, to tell a child(ren) they are loved!"

Well, you can't argue with that really, can you?!

I'll send you an email, Grandma Helen.

Finally, I couldn't wait until Sunday to show you a sneak peak of my first block for my ABC quilt. Here it is. Eekkkkkk!

I'll tell you all about it on Sunday!

Welcome to visitors from Crazy Mom's, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF and Quiet Play (links on my linky page).  Have a good weekend!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! I love your blog's name and follow you before even saw what you are sewing ... deer is lovely and the quilt is going to be most beautiful! Sunny wishes from Greece! x Teje

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Woohoo! Well done on the poster! It looks fab!

Loving the little ant - so cute!

Megan said...

That poster looks amazing and totally worth the bloody long time it took to make all the letters :-) I love your little ant too - very cute!

DeborahGun said...

Your poster is fantastic - great pp!
And my book arrived so I am ready to stitch along - just need to get my squares of fabric cut and some colours chosen :-)

Indianna said...

Love the ant, and the letters too, although they are well worth the effort in the end.

Vera said...

The ant is pretty cute! Do I understand correctly you are yet to use the deer fabric?

Glinda ♥ said...

WOW, Liz, those PP pieces are tineeeeeee! You must not have the 'sausage fingers' like me :)

Leonie said...

Cute wee ant and awesome poster! Yay for you :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous ...I love stick no bills. Cute ant too. Thanks for sharing. Marie (