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Spring Stitching Club quilt – finished!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been slowly embroidering hexagons for Wild Olive’s Spring Stitching Club quilt, a fun weekly stitching club. I finished the embroidered panel but needed to put the quilt together. I’m not great at finishing projects so I blogged about my progress in the hope it would encourage me to complete it.

I’m pretty pleased to say I finished my quilt over the weekend!

Wild Olive’s Spring Stitching Club

It’s lovely to see it finished after working on small hexagons for weeks. It’s actually come together quite quickly and I really love it (as does my 4 year old).

Wild Olive’s Spring Stitching Club

After I had completed the central panel, and hand tied the quilt to keep the layers in place, I needed to purchase the backing fabric. This necessitated a wonderful trip to the haberdashery department in John Lewis on Oxford Street. I picked a pretty blue fabric from the Riddles & Rhymes collection by Tina Givens for Free Spirit.

I didn’t like the binding fabric I originally bought so decided to bind the quilt using the quilt back. I hadn’t used this technique for years, in fact since one of the first doll quilts I made, but I think it worked really well.

embroidered bird

The main panel contains lots of Spring motifs from a tulip to a lamb, a duckling to a chick. My favourite is this little bird which was the last hexagon I embroidered.

Spring Stitching Club

As soon as my son saw I had finished it he claimed it for himself. “Did you make it for me, mummy?” I couldn’t say no.

Since then he’s taken it to bed, he’s asked if we can use it on our next picnic, and today Little Sis wrapped herself up in it for her post-nursery Frozen session. I think it has their seal of approval.


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    aunty caca
    July 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Wow!!! Looks amazing. Well done!! Xxx

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    July 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful! There is nothing more fab that seeing the final article when you’ve worked so hard to make it!

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    July 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Wow. Your quilt is wonderful. I’m new to quilting and can’t imagine being able to make this. Beautiful.

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    July 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

    This looks fabulous! I have lots of old baby clothes that I need to make into a blanket, but doubt it would look like this! x

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    Helen Dickinson
    July 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

    The quilt is beautiful! Well done on an amazing achievement. I would love to make something like this.

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    Kate Thompson
    July 9, 2014 at 11:22 am

    That’s beautiful – I haven’t tried quilting for years but I remember it being surprisingly hard to line everything up!

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    July 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    wow i love it , wish i could make something like this, i want to make a memory quilt just like it x

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    Jess Howliston
    July 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Aw this is gorgeous! Its so rewarding to see something you have made coming together isnt it! Well done xx


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    Angela Spicer
    July 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Well done. I would love to make something like this

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    Keri Jones
    July 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Looks fab! Wish I had the patience for quilting xx

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    July 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wow you are so talented! I wish I had the skills and the patience!

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      July 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thanks, I find a bit of sewing really balances the time I sit in front of my laptop.

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    Joanna Sormunen
    July 10, 2014 at 1:31 am

    WOW! That is really great work! I love the way it looks! Congratulations!

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      July 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Thanks, I really enjoyed making it.

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    July 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Oh wow that’s lovely! Wish I was good at sewing, would love to make something like this

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    July 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    wow! I can’t believe you made this!!! Looks amazing! Well done you! x

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    July 11, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Oh it is so incredibly beautiful. You must be so pleased and proud of yourself. Well done honey. Glad the kiddies approve too.
    Liska xx

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    July 11, 2014 at 1:08 am

    So beautiful – you are very talented. The embroidery and patchwork is so intricate and effective. Glad you had two very happy little beneficiary’s 🙂

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    Bury Family Life
    July 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

    oh how lovely, and how very clever of you. I wish i could make things that look half as nice. I bet he’s loving his new blanket, isn’t he?

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    VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    July 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    That is very impressive. My Mother can quilt very well. I, unfortunately, have not inherited that talent. Your project has given me something to think about x

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    July 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Wow that’s really impressive, I’d love to be able to make beautiful textiles. x

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    Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours
    July 13, 2014 at 7:01 am

    That’s amazing, looks so lovely and comfy and snuggly 🙂

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    Fritha Strickland
    July 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    this is incredible I LOVE it! x

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    Kate Williams
    July 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    My goodness that is gorgeous! I wish I had your skills!

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    Suze Bain
    July 13, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    What a gorgeous quilt, I love the embroidered detail. I’m currently working on my first quilt, I can’t wait till it’s finished, didn’t realise just how much work it was going to be! Xx

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    Lucy Blossom
    July 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I love your quilt, I have a whole lot of hexagons that are waiting to be stitched together and turned into something pretty. My toddler assumes anything I make is for her (a lot of the time it is)

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    July 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Love the quilt and the little bird in the middle is magic

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    July 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    That’s absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to make a quilt one day, my Mum made me a lovely one. Wonderful to see the quilt being used 🙂

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    July 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Oh I love it to bits! What a fab thing to create, I bet it brings happiness for many, many years x

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    July 28, 2014 at 12:01 am

    The detail on there is wonderful. Such a lovely cub quilt, he will be the envy of the group. Popping by from handmade in July

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