Sunday, 31 July 2011

ta da !!!!


Here is a big tick on my ufo list! Please picture me happy dancing, for those with a delicate constitution-perhaps don't.


this was the last stitchery to be done!
just love the bike and the cape, just like a superhero

and every superhero needs a side kick

Well that finish led to this finish, you know how momentum works.............................
I was a little impatient to photograph it and post a pic for my 'cheer squad' that have been encouraging me to keep up the momentum on this quilt, so the photo is a little dark. It paid off girls- thank you so much. Now it is done.
For those that know the book for this quilt you may notice that I did change one of the blocks as I wasn't too keen on the alien applique. I swapped it for a rocket.

I have a huge stash of leftovers that I will use to make a backing. It's nice to have them neat and tidy again. I just need to work out what sort of blocks to use. Something simple I think would be best.
Now that the top is done I hope to get some time to play with these again and start putting them together.
Oh Happy days!
Happy to face Monday with that finish under my belt.
Have a great week
Marina




ps for Katie (sorry I couldn't reply as you are a no reply blogger) the book the quilt is from is 'A boy's story' by Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched.

23 comments:

Helena said...

I love the wonder dog! What a fantastic quilt!!! So much talent and patience!!

Elyte said...

Well done Marina, what a great sense of achievement you must be feeling.
Saw some wonderful hexagon quilts at the show on the weekend. Did you get there? I suspect not as you got so much sewing done.

Yvette said...

Congratulations! That quilt turned out fantastic and is just too cute.

Katie said...

That Boy's Story quilt is so cute! I just discovered your blog-- you mentioned it's from a book? What book?

Maria said...

What a wonderful quilt I really LOVE it.
Well done Marina on a great job finished

Nicky said...

Tada indeed! I am doing the happy dance too on your behalf! It looks great Marina - I love the nine patches on the front what about doing these on the back just a lot bigger!

Love all the colours in your stack - there is so much detail in the quilt I didn't realise you'd used so many - some little lad will be very happy with this masterpiece.

Serenata said...

Fabulous Marina, it really is great, and I can imagine the happy dance now that it is finished, well done you! :-)

Narelle said...

A very appropriate last block ... speeding to the finish.
A big WOOHOO to you ... your top looks fantastic and 'oh what a feeling' to have a finish!
Relax in your garden :)

Fiona said...

As a member of your 'cheer squad" (I do love that term) - it is wonderful.... such a big job ... I love all the blocks... now back to the hexies....
Hugz

Stitchin' time said...

I seem to be a follower of a few blogs that have 'A Boy's Story' Quilt happening and it's lovely noticing the little differences. Love your rocket and your cratered planet :D!
Cheers,
RobynK

Mistea said...

Beautiful - this sure is a bright happy quilt that captures the boy perfectly.
Enjoy!

Renny's little things said...

Congrats it looks awesome. How did you quilt it? I just have to sew down the rocket and then it's ready to be sandwiched..I like what you did with the rocket block. I can't wait for mine to be finished as it has been a long time in the making...
Love it...
Cheers Geniene
Oh my Hubby thinks we must be twins with this and the LIB quilt!!!!

teresa said...

WOO HOO... Doin' the happy dance with ya!!!! This is such a wonderful, wonderful quilt. I just love it. The super dude riding the bike is so cute, but the dog in the cape just won me over completely. Huge tick off the UFO list I'd say! Well done Marina xx

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Happy dance for as long as you want, this turned out just perfect.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt top looks wonderful Marina, I love the different colours you used and the rocket and planet are gorgeous.

Els Koetsier said...

Jippie finily your Boys Story Quilt is finisch. And what a lovely quilt marina.

The fabrics that you used for it bee wunderful. I wish that I had some of thosefabrics. hahaha.

Cheers Els

Carrie P. said...

And what a finish it is! Well done. Love it!

Melody said...

What a fabulous finish - it looks amazing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina ...Ta Da is right...love the top...your hexies look fantastic...

Lisa said...

Yay for you. It's such an adorable quilt, I just love the way the comic strips look as stitcheries. Beautiful work. What next?

rosie said...

Marina, your quilt is absolutely awesome!! Well done...

Quiltjane said...

Happy dance away, Marina. It looks fantastic. Well Done

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Wow, the boys quilt has come up well....so much work in it. Well done.