Friday, 27 November 2015

Finish along 4th Quarter: Finish number 1

 2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

At the beginning of October I made my list of proposed finishes.


This is my first finish of the 4th quarter:


Drawn Together; a mini quilt designed by Sarah Fielke from her book "Little Quilts".
fabric: assorted from stash and Bella solid off-white
backing and binding: Bella solid off-white
quilting thread: Aurifil 12 weight in various colours with a crewel no 9 needle on the star and Yli thread on the background triangles.
The embroidery needle came from this packet:



Question for UK friends: "How long have I had this?" (Look what it cost!)

For those of you outside the UK the abbreviation "d" in the price stands for pence in the old British monetary system which went out of use in the early 1970s. Incredibly a pristine unused packet of needles more than forty years old! I found it when looking for embroidery thread - in a squishy old paper bag, between skeins of stranded cotton - voilà! Such a useful find, but I wonder why I never opened it before now!

I'm linking up to 
http://quiltingatg.blogspot.ca/2015/11/tgiff-zig-zag-quilt.html
which this week is being held at Quilting among the Groves. 
To see which groves and some super finishes click on the badge. 

I shall be linking up to 
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
(click for link)
at the beginning of January.
Happy sewing

Marly.

5 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your finished mini quilt Marly and I am very impressed with that packet of needles! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Sandra Walker said...

I recognized the d immediately! My mum is English; the last time I was there was in the early 70s right when they were in a tizzy over the big switch. Very pretty little quilt!

Lisa J. said...

Woo Hoo for your finish! It's really beautiful Marly and expertly hand quilted as well.

Jan Briggs said...

Thank you for the little bit of history regarding the British monetary system. The mini quilt is beautiful, star quilts typically are impressive, and this one certainly is. :)

Jo Ferguson said...

Love it...love it...LOVE IT!!!