Friday, February 27, 2015

HST Quilt: Quilted and Bound & Pet Project Show #9

Quilted and bound!

It's always a personal little triumph when we can say, 
"I'm done. Yeah!" 

My project stack is piling up, and I need to get things 
moving. Why is it that we can cut and piece all day, 
but we need that special mood to sit and machine quilt?

Or is it just me?

I knew I was taking my little jaunt into the sunshine,

so I put my foot to the pedal last Saturday and sewed.
This was one long quilt project, but I learned so much.
The next HST quilt will be a snap. 
Today I bound it inspite of dealing with a bug
I picked up while away. Really folks, you have to 
be next to the end to not be able to sew, right?

When I bought the backing, I was guesstimating on how

much I'd need. I think I bought 2 1/2 yards. I had a 6" 
square left after I'd dug out the undersized blocks 
from my scrap pile. I hadn't taken into consideration 
that the fabric had directionality, and it took creative 
piecing.The little blocks gave a little interest and 
pop to the orange backing.

Quilt Stats
Approximately 50" x 60"
Fabric is "Garden" by Freespirit
Binding is Oakshott Cotton in purple
Batting is Warm & Natural
All thread is Gutterman 
Straight stitched with a walking foot on a 
Janome Memory Craft

I'm linking up today with~

Quilting Reader's Garden
Link a Finish Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Thank you all for link up opportunities!

Also, the Saturday Pet Project Show is here a day 

early considering my health.
Let's get it all started, and then I will go back to bed.

It's Saturday, and time for the weekly 
Pink Doxies 
Pet Project Show. 
Add your link here every Saturday. 


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No worries! It's EASY.

1. Use the blue 'Add Your Link' button (below left) to upload a picture of something you've created in the past week. Any kind of handiwork--share it now! It can be a work in progress, finally finished, or even your fab new fabric. Whatever it is that inspired you to create this week, we'd like to see it here. 

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  1. Very cute. Thanks for sharing in the #CreativeGoodness Linky Party too!


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  3. Great finish, I just had a finish recently that was the biggest sigh of relief that gratifying feeling of a finish makes me wonder why I don't finish projects more often. Nice straight lines on the quilting, and I really like that you offset the focal point. I think that always makes a quilt more interesting!

  4. Please can you mention Planet Penny Happy Friday in your post to keep that Linky party going too?

  5. Finishes are so satisfying. Yours turned out great. I hope you feel better soon.

  6. Just love the colors in the HST quilt! Sorry you are not feeling well. My husband is down for the count as he has the flu for the second time this winter.

  7. Åh så himla snygg din quilt blev...bra jobbat/Bambikram

  8. What a wonderful quilt. Love the backing! Hope you feel well soon.

  9. Cute quilt. It's always fun to see leftover blocks incorporated into the backs. They really pop on the bright mustard.

  10. Beautiful quilt and I love the extra interest to the backing. x

  11. This is such a lovely quilt you have created. I so admire your quilting skills!

  12. Your quilt looks beautiful, such wonderful colours. I seem to do a lot of guesstimating, glad I'm not the only one.
    Ali xx

  13. Wonderful HST quilt. I like the subtle contrast between light and dark "rows"; it's there ... just!

  14. Wonderful HST quilt. I like the subtle contrast between light and dark "rows"; it's there ... just!

  15. Beautiful quilt, and your backing is the crowning touch! Whoop whoop!!

  16. The 'scrap back' is so nice! It's endearing. :)


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