“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.

Day 462

The no-sew trend continues which is unfortunate but the charm squares keep trickling in. I had two envelopes arrive and one was great but the other was fantastic!

I knew this one would be exciting to open, and I was right.

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Since the fabrics were so fantastic, I decided to repeat (and take more time doing) the colour/value exercise from Mighty Lucky club that I did a couple of days ago.

To recap! Arrange the squares 10×10 in random order, so as they came out of the package.

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Then random order again but with veto power to re-arrange.

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Then in the order of personal preference. I wanted to try a value progression again so this…

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yielded THIS!

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Here’s a side by side comparison:

Lots of fun. I’ve never been given an all modern batch of charms before so that was very nice.

Linking up with the Needle and Thread Network, My Quilt Infatuation, and Sew Fresh Quilts. I don’t have time to sew this week but I still have time to look at other peoples’ awesome quilts.

Day 458

Doing something small is better than nothing at all, especially when scrappy charms are involved.

Today’s mail brought a lovely batch of 100 charms to me all the way from Lyn in Wales! And since I’ve been backsliding something terrible about the Mighty Lucky Club I decided to take advantage of the mail. November’s able leader was Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts and the lesson was “Effective Fabric Selection.” Here is what the exercise was:

Choose 100 21⁄2″ squares (or any size squares you wish to use).

Hey, guess what came in the mail today!

Now, throw them in a basket or a bag, shake them up and pull them out, one at a time, and place them on the design wall in the order that they were pulled. Work from left to right to make a 10 x 10 array. Take a photo to document your results. How did you like the results?

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This was as they came out of the envelope.

Position them according to your personal preference in a 10 × 10 grid on a design wall. (A fun side activity can be to time yourself, just to see how long it takes you!) Take a photo to document your results.

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I went for a sort of value exercise, sort of colour wash effect. But was done hurriedly.

Remember, these were all someone else’s fabric; I was just playing around. But lots of fun.

Also lots of fun is sharing with others, so I’m linking up with My Quilt Infatuation and Busy Hands Quilts. Happy weekend everyone!
 

Day 420

This week got off to an exciting start, which should make up for the fact that I’m now starting week three of a cold sequence. I’ve had back to back colds for two weeks and I’m not better yet. (Yes they were different colds thank you very much. The novelty has worn off and I’m all done with colds now, please go away.)

Ahem. (And cough cough cough.)

“Too Good to Waste” was well received at the show last week and someone wants to buy it and have it in their house and she’s not a quilter OR related to me AND she wants to pay me money. Real money, not chickens or free babysitting or anything like that. So I’m pretty chuffed.

Also the Mighty Lucky club run by Lucky Spool just announced their 2017 roster of teachers, all of whom gave away a free subscription. And I won one! Stephanie at Spontaneous Threads is the fabulous lady who hooked me up with that.

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We need a pretty picture so we’ll go with this one of the lobby of the AGGV, taken by W last year when she was only four.