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Frodo’s quilt – finished


Finally finished it just over a week ago. It’s been sitting on my desk for ages, half quilted and needing binding. I’ve been very busy with job search activities recently though, as well as the garden, and have had two very inquisitive cats to contend with every time I went near the sewing machine. Also they’d taken to napping on the partly finished quilt, while it was on the desk.

Once I’d made time to get it done, it didn’t take as long as I’d thought so here it is, all quilted, bound and even washed. (to remove the numerous cat hairs that it had already accumulated.)

Frodo'sQuilt-05And a close-up to hopefully show off the quilting a bit better.

Frodo'sQuilt-08Once I’d taken a few photos outside, to take advantage of it not actually raining, I tried some inside as I wanted to get a shot of the back, which shows the quilting off a bit better. Sammie was determined to take a nap on it though so I only managed a couple of slightly dark photos.

One of Sammie

Frodo'sQuilt-06And one of the back.

Frodo'sQuilt-07I’m really pleased with the quilting. I stitched about a quarter-inch either side of all the seams, and I think it turned out quite well. The binding leaves something to be desired, but it’s better than the last time, so there’s improvement. Can’t ask much more than that, and these cat quilts are great for practising on.

There hasn’t been any crafting of any description since last Sunday. I had a bit of a mishap. I was preparing some veggies and decided to use my new mandoline. Bad idea. On the first attempt, the cucumber flew one way and my finger was dragged over the very sharp blade, removing a decent slice from it. It would be the index finger on my dominant hand too, wouldn’t it. I’ve not been able to stitch, sew, crochet, garden and I can’t even type properly. Gah! Still, my Fitbit stats are great this week as I’ve been going for walks instead. Hopefully it’ll heal soon so I can get on with all the fun stuff.



Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

10 thoughts on “Frodo’s quilt – finished

  1. The quilt looks fantastic! Well done! Sorry to hear about the mandolin incident – call it enforced rest ๐Ÿ™‚ Get well soon. {{hugs}}


  2. Sorry to hear about the slice you took out of your finger. I hope it is healing and will quickly back to stitching again. Your quilt is so beautiful! Love all the beautiful colors, especially the pinks!


  3. Quilt looks fantastic, oh poor finger! That’s the sort of thing I normally manage.


  4. wow! I had my doubts about all those busy prints together but it looks fabulous! Well done!
    and ouch to your finger – hope it heals soon.


  5. Oh ouchy! Well done for finishing the blanket before that mishap!


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