Friday, July 31, 2015

Some Finishes

I've been on the road so much, often for the Row x Row, that I haven't been very good about getting things finished.  I had hoped to get a big queen done this month.  Alas, that is definitely not happening.  For the last several days I've been focusing on finishing some projects to balance how much fabric I've bought this month.  Yep, I've gone wild at all these different quilt shops!  

First up is the Quatrefoil Table Runner.  I have been dragging the quilted runner with me from shop to shop hoping to get a green that blended with either the front border or the backing.  I finally decided to look for a different color.  I came up with a nice bright pink and purchased a third of a yard which would be more than enough to bind the runner.  Except, once home I took a look at what was left from the runner and I had a big enough piece of the pink in the centers to actually use that to bind it. 

I decided to try using a block and a triangle quilting design.  I am really pleased with how it turned out despite the fact the block doesn't show up much in the center section.  But the feathers in the corners looks great.  I'm really happy with the triangles.  The design fit beautifully and stitched out well.   Earlier in the year I purchased a mystery set at a very nice discount from My Creative Stitches.  It was called Spring Sunrise and had over 20 different parts to it.  I really liked how it worked out on this piece.  Now I need to make some other things to try it on! 

I wish I didn't have that seam in the middle of the triangle.  I was using what was on hand so it is what it is! 

I went searching in the studio closet to see if I had any backings hanging around.  No, not for whatever I was looking for but I did find a boy Happy Quilt I had finished in the last few months.  No time like the present to quilt it.  It even had a piece to use as the backing with it. Yea! (I hate making backing but sometimes it needs to be done!)  About half of the blocks came from the FCQ Equilters. I had asked for various blocks to finish off block sets I had come across during the listing of my UFOs.  


I used a new edge to edge on this one, called Zebra.  Very fast to do and looks great on this quilt.  It came from Intelligent Quilting. Some how the design is offset and tighter in the picture on the web site.  I haven't figured out how to do that yet.  But it does sew up quickly and looks good here.  

I've got one more project that should be done by the end of today.  I'll probably show those on Monday.  And, if time permits, I have two more tops to quilt.  One for me and one for a customer.  

I'm linking up with Thanks Goodness It's Finished Friday hosted by From Bolt to Beauty, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, and Link A Finish Friday.  Boy, who knew there were so many linky parties on Friday? I need to have more finishes on Thursdays/Fridays! 

Happy Quilting All! 







8 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful runner, and your quilting on it is perfect! I really like that Zebra edge to edge quilting as well.

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  2. The zebra quilting is so cute and fun! Your table runner is beautiful. Love the pink binding.

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  3. The pink is perfect and sets the whole runner off - nice job!

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  4. The detail of your quilting on the quatrefoils really enhances the quilt. When I saw the small photo of the quilt on the linky blog I thought, oh, I have some pieces that looks like that -- 4-patches and the "long flying goose"-style block. But now that I see your table runner I realize that you've done something really wonderful. The pink is perfect!

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  5. The finished table runner is very nice. I think I'm confused. You said that you purchased a mystery set, a set of what? I'm thinking it might be like quilting templates? Is this how you made the designs for the quilting? I do really enjoy the quilting, I am excited to look around your blog a bit more. It's my first time here, visiting from TGIFF. I am intrigued by the studio spiff up! Mine could use a spiff up. :)

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  6. I love the table runner. The pink binding is spot on. Love the quilting on it. Thanks for the link to the site. I need some new stencils and hopefully they do international delivery xx

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  7. The pink binding was a good choice, the table runner turned out beautifully. The boy quilt is really cute. I like the quilting, it does work really well with the quilt pattern.

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