Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Panic sewing

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I've made a fair bit of headway on the quilting of Mario over the last couple of days (thanks to Mum looking after the smallest one yesterday).


I'm keeping it fairly simple - mostly FMQ'd straight lines, with some wavy lines on the skin part, and pebbles for his hair. I'm definitely a FMQ straight line convert - I love not having to turn the quilt. Oh, and you can see a peek of the backing at the bottom of the photo - perfect or what? There might have been a small squeal in the shop when I found it - and there was just enough left on the bolt. It was meant to be!!

Slightly panicky about getting it finished by Saturday - and the little man has requested that I go down and put it on his bed while he's asleep on Friday night, so he can wake up snuggled under it on his birthday :o). So really, not much time to finish it up - and there's a lot of quilting left to do. Just as well Thursday is my child-free day - hoping my arms are up to an all-day quilting marathon.

Wish me luck?

xx Jess

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

19 comments:

Jessica said...

Aw, it's so cute! He's going to love it. Good luck!! Too bad you can't come to our MQG quilt retreat and finish!

Jessica said...

It is looking awesome! Love the backing fabric! Fingers crossed for you!

Deborah said...

you can do it! It will be such a precious present :-)

Ella said...

Wishing tons of luck! (so not showing it to the fiance as he'll get ideas)

needle and nest said...

He's going to love it! Good luck to you getting it all done before the big day! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a picture you have conjured up, of you sneaking into his bedroom with his quilt, so he can wake up to it on his birthday morning! You'll do it! Even if it means sitting up til the wee hours of Saturday morning, finishing the binding! Now, no answering emails or comments til then!!

Heather D. said...

Wow, how big is it going to be? I thought for some reason that it was just a Mario block, I didn't realize it was a jumbo Mario quilt! So fun.

Shanley said...

You can do it. Panic sewing is the best. Probably. It's the way I tend to do it.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, that backing is just awesome!!!!

Jenelle said...

OMG that background fabric was meant to be. :) Good luck!

Charlotte said...

looks FAB!!! You can totally do it :-D

Kelly said...

I have faith in you :)

Annabella said...

I hate quilting round corners too - perhaps I need to try some FMQ straight line next time? Good luck with the quilting - not my favourite part of the process!

Maria Wallin said...

That backing was really an awesome addition =D That's so cute about him wanting to wake up under it! =)
Best of luck with it and I keep my fingers crossed for your arms to be up for it!

Jenny Squawk said...

What a fantastic back!! You can totally get that quilted up in time, just don't do anything else!

Janine said...

This is looking great! Good luck with getting it finished on time :)

Katy Cameron said...

Go Jess, go Jess, go Jess (totally chair dancing an encouraging move or two for you here)

giddy99 said...

Good luck! You can do it!

Renee said...

It looks like a great quilt! I'm sure you can finish it in time, especially with a child free day tomorrow!