Good evening good evening good evening good evening…

Friday evening saw me finish up the Fryed Pixels quilt!

It was washed and dried Saturday and apart from having to do a bit of hand stitching here and there to tidy it up and adding the sleeve on the back, it is what I call, finished.

It looks better from a distance (not because the squares don’t always line up, more because it actually looks like Stephen Fry from further back)…

A close up of the dogwood quilting which I loved doing and love the look of too…

The backing fabric is Pie Basket from Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt and also a bit of that vintage yellow stuff. I pillowcase bound it so that there is no separate piece of binding fabric for a more modern finish and also it reminds me of a canvas print rather than a picture in a frame because of this.

I must admit to have been inspired in part by the Ron Swanson quilt by Monica Solorio-Snow. I haven’t made a note of the size of this quilt but it is definitely more than 40″ wide and each square is 1″ finished size. The piecing was done in blocks of 5×5 by adhering them to very light interfacing first and sewing in strips, there’s a video of this and also my WIP stages if you search for “Fryed Pixels” in that box over there. I started it right before the New Year so it’s over 2 months of work on my design wall (and am I glad to be sticking new stuff up on there!) and probably if you added all the stitching time together you’d be looking at 25-30 hours of piecing and pressing plus an hour basting (had to do it twice) and 4 hours for the quilting.

Yeah!!!! Another finish for the finish-a-long! Bring on the Quilt and Stitch Village show!

11 Comments

  1. Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous, I love it, an absolutely terrific finish, I can’t wait to see it in person, don’t forget to bring it on Saturday! :o). x

  2. Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Great finish! Have fun this weekend :-)

  3. Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    This looks so fabulous! Something to be proud of! (:

  4. Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Om my word Kerry, that is fantastic!! Have you told Stephen Fry yet? I’m sure he is going to be very flattered …. and …. who is going to get to sleep under it?

  5. Posted March 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the finish! This is looking great. All of those stages would have taken me much longer.

  6. Posted March 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Well done – it looks amazing. Can’t beat Mr Fry!

  7. Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love it! Well done you.

  8. Posted March 12, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    That is a pretty epic quilt! Well done.

  9. Danielle
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Wow! It’s amazing! Hope Stephen likes it too :)

  10. Posted March 13, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    It’s fantastic, looks just like him, have you sent the actual Mr Fry a photo of it?

  11. Posted March 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow. that is just amazing, it really does look like him! Are you bringing it on Saturday to show Ange? I can’t believe the quilting only took you four hours, I’m pretty sure it’d take me about 55 years.

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