Saturday, 26 January 2013

Solve

Solve the equation. What does n represent? 

n = x + y (+Care Circle) 

Ughh.  Algebra. Mathematics and I didn't get on well at school and it was only when I had to teach the subject to 6th graders that I started to enjoy it.  6th grade math is. as. far. as. I. go.

I've been a little quiet over the last week or so but I have been a busy bee I assure you.  Last weekend I decided to have a computer and sewing machine 'lite' weekend so that I could have some time doing fun stuff with Zaki.  Then on Monday he appeared with his 'dossier' - a huge tome of all the things he had done since September.  It had a whole end of term feel to it and yes, he was on his holidays (having only been back at school for 2 weeks).  Somehow, we hadn't got the note. If I checked my husband's coat pockets, I'm pretty sure I might find one in there as he usually does the last school run of the day (there are three as Zaki comes home for lunch). Thanks honey!


Anyway, I have had Zaki at home and have been sewing although trying not to be chained to the machine.  I do have another, yes another finish for you!


I know, I know, I'm starting to spoil you as this is my third finish since December 24, 2012.

n = finish!

Last year, I was a quilter in the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches - a really lovely group of women.  I asked the circle to make super sized scrappy x and plus blocks based on badskirt's original tutorial but a bit bigger.  They did good.  Very good.  So on Tuesday, I whipped up a quick back using a couple of spare blocks, basted it and then started quilting it using 1" straight line quilting.


I finished the quilting on Thursday.  As I too go to the school of  'we'll cross that bridge when we come to it' I then had to figure out some binding.  I ws thinking of going scrappy to  match the whole scrappy vibe going on but then found a half meter of some Sherbet Pips' fabric in amongst the huge box of mystery fabrics I had bought from Lynne when she had a destash last year. I like how the binding kind of just blends in.


So this quilt was destined for last year's Siblings Together appeal by Lynne. Siblings Together is a UK based charity which provides camps for siblings separated by the care system. However, for one reason or another I didn't receive all the blocks until July and the moment passed.  Lynne has just started her Siblings Together appeal for this year and I'm very happy that this is done and will go back with my mum after her visit here in April and to the summer Siblings Together camp.  I'm really hoping this will make a young girl very happy! If you want to join in by making a quilt or donating fabrics or batting then the flickr group is here.


Oh, and I almost forgot - this is my second finish of the first quarter of Leanne's Finishalong!



Quilt Stats
Quilt Design x and plus blocks
Quilt Front Fabrics Scrappy!
Quilt Back Fabrics White sheeting and 2 blocks
Binding Sherbet Pips
Measures 55" x 65"

Linking up with TGIFF over at Nat's, who is hosting it this week...even though it's Saturday :-/


37 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous. I love the X and Y block anyway and then to see it in a smorgasbord of scrappiness and all that lovely quilting takes it to another level. I am sure it will make the recipient VERY happy.

PippaP said...

it is gorgeous, love it all and there is going to be a very happy kid :)

Indianna said...

A fantastic finish....you are racing away. I'm sure there will be a very happy child after the camp. I love maths and algebra....because there is nearly always a correct answer and if you find it, nobody can tell you that it's not good enough!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wodnerful! I love the quilting and all that gorgeous scrappiness!
P.S. I love algebra!

dutchcomfort said...

The quilt looks fabulous Annabella!! I love that block and the bigger size looks really great!
I love maths, but only when it involves quilting!

Kris said...

I really, really love the quilting. I just love the whole thing actually!

Sarah said...

It a really lovely quilt, and I love the last photo with wee cutiepie on it :-)

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Stunning! Hooray for Annabella!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, you're on a roll now!

heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous, i am thinking an oversized x and + for later in the year, hope it turns out as good as yours!! : )

Canadian Abroad said...

Oh I love this quilt so much, Annabella. Absolutely stunning!

Patchwork and Play said...

Gorgeous quilt Annabella! I love the size of your blocks- they are bold and really make a statement. I think the last photo with Zaki in if is fabulous! Great job- 3 for 3!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very bright and pretty, I love it:)

Catherine said...

This is so stunning. And well done on your 2nd finish: I am not even close to one finish!

Heather D. said...

Speaking of busy quilts..... hehe I love this one Annabella! Fantastic. And yay for another finish.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Oh my gosh it is stunning, what a fab finish!

diane said...

It is so lovely, but I already told you that. Such a beautiful quilt for a great cause.

ScissorsandThread said...

Gorgeous finish - love all those bright colours together!

QuiltCandy said...

This quilt is just stunning! What a wonderful gift for such a special charity :-)

Isisjem said...

It does look gorgeous!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Annabella!

Ansell said...



I love this quilt. It will make any young person's room look personel and very special. xx

Kate said...

I love your quilt - the colours are outstanding!!!

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely love it - excellent cause xxx

Judith, Belfast said...

Stunning quilt A! You are on a roll with those finishes! Jxo

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Oh its so so so beautiful Annabella! I love everything about it, but especially the quilting. Well done!!!!

Janine said...

Congrats on another finish! This is beautiful and your quilting looks great :)

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt - really love all the colours and the straight line quilting.

Suz said...

I lOVE it! So happy and colourful and so much work - well done!!

Yon Quilting Wife said...

What an amazing quilt and a lovely story of where it's going.
And your photographs are breath taking too.

Polly
xx

Sarah said...

Yes, the quilt is gorgeous! So happy and bright and I think it will bring that to a little girl's life too. I was a bit distracted by Zaki making a + sign on the quilt! Cute.

Cindy said...

I LOVE IT! Love love love it. Great job, A!

Stacey Napier said...

It's beautiful - I'm making that same block this month for one of my bees. I think it's such a versatile scrap-busting block!

Leanne said...

Wow, another FAL finish! And you are all done your ST quit too, nice and early. I have to say my teenage boys would love that quilt, it will have unisex appeal I am sure.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's gorgeous!! I had thought of getting my bee to make me some of these blocks for my month too.

Catherine said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt! I'm really envious:-)

Betty said...

What a gorgeous quilt; some girl will be very happy with this!!