Friday, January 16, 2015

Finish Up Friday



I rarely ever want to make the same quilt twice, but this is an exception.
I'm emotionally drawn to the Depression Era reproduction fabrics, and I blended 
what I had with some solids and recent prints. A few additional prints were 
given to me by the soon-to-be-grandma of the expected baby. 
They blended perfectly,and I used them to make the quilt even more personal.  

Quilt Stats
  • 5" tumbler template from Missouri Quilt Co. 
  • Sew pieces together side by side, then rows horizontally.
  • From fabric selection to a finished top--about 3 hours.
  • Used a standard baby quilt size of "Warm and Natural" cotton batting
  • Straight quilted with a walking foot on Janome 8200QC. Stitch length 2.8mm following about 1/2" from either side of seams
  • Left 'wavy' edges to add to the charm
  • Bound with 2 1/4" straight cut binding




And since it's a Finish Up Friday,  I'm linking up today with TGIFF at Val's Quilting Studio, and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Whoop Whoop button on the right . First, a huge thank you to all for the link up opportunity. Second,  I have another finish to show you. 

This was my wall hanging to celebrate Pink Doxies 100th Post. I 'finished' it with a binding in Daydream by Kate Spain. I auditioned a dozen different fabrics, but it needed something multi-colored to make it pop on my purple wall. This did it.






Have you committed to finishing up anything?

One Quilt Along I have already joined is 2015 Finish-Along with Adrienne at On the Windy Side. Her button is in my sidebar. This will keep me motivated to keep after my UFOs. I'm only in for the first quarter of the year, so far, but the prizes might push me to keep it up. They're wonderful! Check it out.


I want to give another plug to a wonderful new net resource designed to help us keep up with the Linky Parties and Quilt Alongs available. Quilt Along.net allows bloggers hosting Link Parties to list them there, and there's already a full list of 2015 Quilt Alongs. I may have to join in a few this year. Why don't you join me, and take a gander.

Quilt Along.net


Enough for us today.
The Doxie Girls and I are headed downstairs to work on those Log Cabin blocks.

Come on, Doxie Girls.
Let's go sew.

7 comments:

  1. Your baby quilt is gorgeous. And congrats on your 100th post - the hanging you've made is a great way to celebrate :)

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  2. Thanks for the plug! I'm glad everyone finds QuiltAlong.net to be super helpful! I just worked through some of my queue of link parties and quilt alongs last night and right now there's 31 link parties (primarily quilting/sewing ones) more than 60 quilt alongs and almost 40 quilt alongs in queue that I need to write descriptions for. Thanks to everyone's submissions so far it's grown far beyond what I thought it would in just a few weeks! We really have a great community of quilters here on the web! Congrats on you 100th post!

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  3. Glad to find you by hosting TGIFF and added myself as your newsest bloglovin follower! Hope if ya stop by again you'll follow too...be fun to see eachothers creations to come!! Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  4. I really like the edge of your quilt!

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  5. Your baby quilt is very pretty in your fabrics! And what a fun mini to celebrate your 100 th post! Congratulations! It is so nice to meet you! I love how you include your stats and things you have learned while making a project!

    Susie

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  6. Such a darling quilt. I want to make one like it sometime. And congrats on 100 posts. That is awesome.

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