Beehive finish

We’re just back from our local Christmas fireworks and lights switch on. Most amusingly it turns out we were stood next to the green control box where the lighting engineer switches the lights on after the countdown 🙂 It’s almost like being told that there’s no such thing as Santa (we all know there is!), I always thought the lights went on by magic when some random celebrity pressed the plunger, what do I know, eh?! Anyway, that has absolutely nothing to do with today’s project reveal so I’ll get to the point… I finished Florence’s quilt 🙂 I broke out my limited free-motion skills in the form of a loop-da-loop type pattern over the majority of the quilt.

I left a few areas un-quilted (is that even a word?), for example, around the flowers as I’d raw edge applique’d them in place. It gives the quilt a lovely texture which should be nice and tactile for little fingers.
I love the way the quilting looks on the back of the quilt too.
I can’t remember what line this backing fabric is from but I thought it was perfect for this little quilt as it picked out the orange, yellow and pink from the Briar Rose on the front. I self-bound as I didn’t want the extra bulk around the edge of such a small quilt. You can see my amateur free-motion “skills” in this shot, my stitch length is anything but regular! Thankfully the Aurifil thread is very forgiving and doesn’t snap every two seconds 🙂
Here’s the finished quilt in all it’s glory 😉 It’s been really difficult to capture it properly in photo form as usual! I’m really pleased with the end result though and I’m fairly sure it will be well received. I think it might be more of a wall-hanging than a snuggle under quilt as it is quite stiff with all the quilting.
 I do love a quick project! It’s so satisfying to complete a quilt in less than a week 🙂 I hope you all have a good weekend. Catch you soon x
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