2018 Finish Along, Q4

I’m getting better at planning and being realistic (high fives for being a grown-up!) Some projects just need to get done. They don’t need to be on a list, or lingering unfinished for months and even years. In that vein I’m going for a more modest list than my usual list of epic proportions.

Three of these are intended for QuiltCon submissions, so that’s enough of a prompt. One is a baby quilt. And one (the napkins) have been on every list for a couple of years at least.

In no particular order:

  1. bind the Jacob’s Ladder quilt
  2. bury threads and bind my original sampler quilt
  3. bury threads and bind my X&+ quilt
  4. gd cloth napkins. I’ve cut them out at least…
  5. work through an idea for a quiltcon quilt and get it done obviously
  6. baby quilt. It needs to be in “earth tones” whatever those are.

I’m pretty sure I’ve posted pictures of allllll these in every other list I made.

I’m linking up for accountability and glory with the lovely hosts of the Finish Along!

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Modern Roman Stripe Quilt, in Barn Raising Setting

A finished quilt.

My aunt is a wonderful stitcher, embroiderer, cook, teacher, and quilter too. She made Roman Stripe blocks in solids some years? decades? ago, and made a small quilt top.

We’re both in our local MQG and they’re doing a charity quilt drive right now. So Barbara pulled out this top and added some grey borders to make it a more useful size. I offered to longarm it for her and return it to her for binding.

The next day! she found another batch of these blocks and a number of waste triangles. Her first thought was to piece them into the backing which seemed like a waste of time since we were using a wideback. I asked her to consider adding them as another border, to again increase the size and to make it even more modern. She agreed and this is the final quilt top.

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I said already that she’s pretty good right? Check out this inset seam.

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When I grow up I want to have skills like this.

Here is the quilted, unbound quilt.

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I did a 3/4″ diagonal crosshatch in the navy/coloured blocks and FMQ swirls, pebbles, stars, spirals, and whatever else took my fancy in the grey. All of it was done on the longarm.

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It’s not perfect but it’s done. And was good practice.

The texture is soooo dreamy. This quilt will be going to a Canadian Armed Forces veteran with PTSD. I hope it brings some comfort.

My usual quilt stats are omitted as I did not make this quilt.

Linking up with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty for the finish!

Wonky Stars

A finished quilt.

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I collected these from the instagram wonky star swap earlier this year. Rather than let them languish I whipped up this quilt in just a week or two. Quilted it in under five hours. Trimmed and bound it just as quickly.

In fact I bound it the afternoon of quilt guild meeting. Didn’t notice that my sweater matched the binding!

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This block below is my favourite in the whole quilt. Orange and blue forever!

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A better look at the fabulous backing. I wish I had bolts and bolts of this. It’s super.

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**This quilt is for sale.** Email or message me.

Quilt Stats:

Title: Wonky Stars

Lifetime quilt no.: 76

Started: August 3, 2018

Finished: September 20, 2018

Size: 60″x80″

Number of pieces: loads.

Quilting: longarm pantograph. totally generic light grey poly? thread on top, generic sassy yellow thread in the bobbin.

Previous posts about this one are HERE in reverse chronological order.

This was on my 2018 Q3 FAL list, so yay! Also linking up with Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.

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More of the Same

I need to keep better track! Right now I have quilt tops, quilted tops, long-finished quilts, newly-finished quilts, and probably a couple of dust bunnies under the piles of scraps. I am on FIRE getting things done!, and why do we use that expression as a GOOD thing?

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Less then a month ago I was still piecing this improv, scrappy, charity top from [mostly] someone else’s stash. I linked up with the lovely Patty at Elm Street Quilts, setting a finished top as my goal for September, with bonus points if I got it quilted too.

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Best pic I have of it at the moment. This was my final layout to see if any of the fabrics clashed. I did indeed get it quilted, but the seven year old is rather terrible at holding quilts for me.

Linked up again with One Monthly Goal with Patty!

Yay me, and here’s to more finishes and progress in October.