Progress…

is such a wonderful feeling.

Two posts ago I had hauled out a pretty pile of fabric. I’m pleased to report that fabric has been not only cut, but also sewed together! I might have actually bought a smidge more fabric for this as well as mooched some scraps from a friend. But I’m so thrilled to finally, FINALLY! be making progress.

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This was my layout tonight. The next step is cutting and piecing long strips of another fabric which I’ll wait to do when I’m less tired.

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“Recent” Finish

If you also follow me on instagram you’ll have noticed I’m playing along with Amy’s Creative Side’s IG Quilt Show. This was actually one of the reasons I started blogging, to be able to participate in things like that.

Today’s prompt is a recent finish. I’ve already shown my three most recent finishes and the fourth most recent finish has an embargo on sharing pictures, so I’m going with an “I haven’t shown you this yet” finish that I completed in summer? 2018. My fifth? most recent finish I think.

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This was done as part of the 2016 Mighty Lucky Club with Cheryl Arkison’s lesson called  “One Fabric, One Quilt.”

Here’s the back of the quilt and you can see the binding more clearly. That is the original striped fabric.

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I also did Cheryl’s fabulous machine mitred binding corners. I alternated directions of the binding strips so that the corners would be symmetrical.

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Fabric bought here, and the entire process of making the top is here.

 

Quilt Stats:

Title: It’s Bananas!

Lifetime quilt no.: 75

Started: July 2016 – top made in four days!

Finished: April 2018 – quilted and bound in about a week.

Size: 42.5 x 42.5 and boy was it a tight fit onto a single width of quilt cotton for the backing!

Number of pieces: 64

Quilting: SID and tied

I think this is an awesome quilt, so I’m linking up with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty! Happy weekend peeps.

Best Laid Plans and all that

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I first showed this fabric pull waaaay back in May 2017. And it’s been stressing me out since then to have this fabulous pull just sitting around. I’m now up to about the sixth or seventh pattern idea.

Today I futzed around with it *AGAIN* (yes, jazz hands are required when you say that bit) and found a plan that a) I liked and b) is achievable with the fabric I have (which is always a key thing. Who wants to buy more fabric?) To make it official I started cutting.

Wish me luck with this one!

Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.

It’s Such a Good Feeling

A very good feeling…

I got to quilt this beautiful quilt for someone this week. And she paid me to do it which makes it even better!

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It’s truly a double sided quilt, with one of the prettiest backs I’ve ever seen.

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Texture for days….

I gave it back to her tonight and she was so happy she hugged me. A good feeling indeed.

Linking up various places to share the joy around. Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation. Beauties pageant with From Bolt to Beauty too, because this one’s a beaut.