Friday, 30 September 2016

Facets Plus QAL – the top is FINISHED!

My Facets Plus quilt top is finished! For those of you who haven’t been following its progress, this is the quilt I’m making to participate in the Facets Plus Quilt Along hosted by Amanda over at This Mom Quilts. I’ve adapted the pattern slightly while keeping the same block design.

Did I tell you I was going to make it big enough to fit my king single bed in the spare room? This is the biggest quilt I’ve made so far finishing up at 70” by 80”. Whew! I was originally going to add borders but in the end I went with extra blocks to increase the size and I’m happy that I did.

Today’s photos are taken at my place; since it’s so large I had to stand on a teetering crate to stick it to the wall and that means convenience reigns when choosing a photo location.

Here in Australia it is the beginning of spring and the quilt makes a superb backdrop to the peach and plum blossom. I kind of wish it was there all the time.

I’m not looking forward to quilting it – keeping it simple will work best I think. I might just take a breather and whip up a couple of smaller more manageable pieces before I start in on that long and arduous journey... or is that the wrong attitude?


  1. Magnificent! I really like the dark background..your colors are spot on! I agree...simple quilting! You can do it!

  2. The quilt top is beautiful! Congratulations. I hope that quilting it goes smoothly.

  3. Gorgeous! I love everything about this quilt. You did a really beautiful job with the color selection and scrappy background fabrics. Even the blossoms are perfect! ;) Good luck on the quilting! You got this!

  4. This turned out beautiful and I love the photos with the blooms. Sometimes I have to tackle quilting something smaller to get myself in the right mind frame to quilt something bigger.

  5. Beautiful quilt top, I love the design and the prints you used.

  6. Loved this this on IG but great to see bigger pictures! The background fabric is lovely.