Friday, March 11, 2011

Show and Tell: Serendipity Quilt

Another finish! What a great way to go into the weekend.

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The quilt pattern is Serendipity, designed by Jennifer of That Girl...That Quilt.

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If you would like to make one of your own you can buy the pattern from her shop.

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I wasn't sure how this one would turn out as I had trouble sourcing fabric with the exact colour characteristics I'd pictured in my head. These were the closest I could find. Even though it's not exactly as I'd imagined it, I'm still really happy with the finished result.  

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For the quilting I went with outlining each of the hexagon blocks and then decided to run a diagonal along the length of each shape.

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On the back I put together a disappearing nine-patch piece with some of the left over fabrics.

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How cool is the disappearing nine-patch? It looks like you've done heaps of work when you really haven't. I see more of these in my future.

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After I had pieced the whole top my daughter informed me she didn't really like the bees. As you can see, I took her advice in mind. (I love the bees.)

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Hand sewing the binding went really quick this time. I usually use a fairly fine needle when I do my bindings, but this time I accidentally picked up a much thicker needle. By the time I noticed I was ensconced on the couch, quilt on lap, and couldn't be bothered to go back to the sewing room to change it.

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Just as well because that needle just charged right through it.

'You see,' said the mister with a lascivious grin, 'bigger is better.' Indeed, dear.

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It's nice that all the kids have their own quilts now. Just the bump to sew for now. 

It's Friday again! No video, just a nice photo of Bradley Cooper because:

a. Eva loves him
b. Sara Louise is married to him (I can see a conflict looming here).

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I have these abs: your argument is invalid. (Source: Douglas Curran)

And this one is for Marg, who loves her some George Clooney and I'm tipping has about 5 Nespresso machines secreted around her house.

I was standing around, camera in hand, when this piece starting showing on our television. George recently made the news when he told Newsweek he couldn't run for president (of the US) as he had 'f--ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.' 

The honesty's refreshing even if the language is very un-Clooneylike. This is what France thought of his statement:

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Hot rabbit? He's smokin'.

Phew. I need a cigarette*.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

* Figuratively, figuratively. Keep your pants on.

26 comments:

  1. Stunning! I'm actually talking about the quilt, not the topless man or the hot bunny! Yes, that's right, I've never heard of the non-George Clunny bloke before! I'm loving the colour scheme of the quilt.

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  2. Beautiful quilt, but really, the image that will stick with me today will be Bradley Cooper. I just want to pet his belly. (Okay, that's not all, but posting anything more would be creepy.)

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  3. You should be so proud! What a lovely and beautiful quilt!

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  4. The quilt turned out amazingly beautiful Kirsty! You are really great at this. I wish I could sit next to you and learn while you made it...
    Have a fab weekend!
    Love, Maaike

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  5. Hello Kirsty,
    Lovely quilt, the colors are amazing as usual, you outdone yourself.
    And for the man you display, nice touch.
    We need more abs in our lives .
    How many month are you now, if I ma ask?
    Nathalie

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  6. Very nice - love the colours you have chosen

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  7. Gorgeous quilts Kirsty, what I saw of them anyway. I may have been distracted....

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  8. Kirsty, you made my weekend! Thank you!! I have to work both days, but it's not as bad knowing somewhere in the world are B.C. and his abs! :-D ;-)

    P.S.: Love the quilt! AND the bees! :-)

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  9. Thank you Kirsty what a fabulous way to start the day with lots and lots of eye candy. Be still my beating heart! A hot rabbit (he's looking a little old there, I might have to let him go and move on to Brad), some half naked yumminess and a gorgeous quilt. The fabrics you have chosen are beautiful and I love the bees. Very French! well Napoleon at least!
    Love the back too those disappearing nine patches are so easy and can look great, yours look awesome. I like the strips down each side too to frame it.

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  10. Fabulous fabrics there! Love the quilt (and the yummy men)

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  11. Clooney, Cooper, a beautiful quilt + your quirky sense of humour=great post!!!! Thank you!

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  12. That quilt is SO AMAZING! I think all of your fabric choices are perfect. I like the bees, so if they really bother your daughter, send it my way. :)

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  13. Your quilt is absolutely delightful! The "other" pictures are pretty nice, too!

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  14. I like the bees too.
    And I also like this thing you're doing with the guys.
    you know what they say about flat stomachs? well, i'll tell you offline.
    very. hot. rabbits.
    a x

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  15. Lord have mercy, I'm experiencing sensory overload, between the simply amazing quilting work you've done and the simply amazing men. Leave it to Clooney (and the French) to redefine rabbits. I won't be looking at our own little pet in quite the same way...(Abracadabra--transform into George!)

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  16. absolute perfection and the quilt is pretty darn good too

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  17. Because you were kind enough to post the pictures of Bradley and George, I've given you a little award. Come on by my blog and pick it up x

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  18. That quilt is awesome. I love the colors! Saw it first on "That Girl"s blog. Love your previous post about the gyno...too funny...been there done that! You have a new follower! Stop over to kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com if you have the time and consider becoming a follower. Oh yeah, thanks for the Bradley photo....:)

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  19. Wow... i LOVE this version of the serendipity quilt. It looks like the yellow is fading into pink, like a sunrise :)

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  20. That quilt is seriously gorgeous, I love anything with colour graduation. What is the fabric used on either side of the piecing at the back - also second from the top left in the last photo? I have a sneaking suspicion it could make my life complete :)

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  21. Beautiful Quilt! I am really happy to discover your blog.(I am a French mum in Australia ;-))

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  22. Sara, that fabric is from Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet line - called Paper Snowflake in Banana. You can find it on etsy.

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  23. Salut Mme Paris-Bourke, thanks for dropping by!

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  24. Love the quilt!!! Going to get the pattern now. I love Bradley Cooper :) Oh and I am totally married to George Clooney! lol http://beckywaldrop.blogspot.com/2010/08/meet-my-husband-and-small-giveaway.html

    That's what just about all the commenters said anyway.

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