Class sample, a finished quilt

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Quilt Stats:

Title: Blocky Modern, class sample (large blocks)

Lifetime quilt no.: 62

Started: Friday, January 6, 2017

Finished: top finished Wednesday, January 11, 2017, binding finished March 2, 2017

Size: 36″x48″

Number of pieces: 36

Quilting: straight line with walking foot in highlighter yellow (and black in the bobbin)

Progress posts were here and here.

Ta-done! so linking up with Amanda-Jean for Finish it up Friday!

Class sample, a finished quilt

Mini Swap, a finished quilt

Ta-done! My mini quilt for the inaugural MQG swap.

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Grey thread on rainbow for the front and rainbow thread on grey for the back. I stitched in the ditch and carried the lines through to the outside, creating an uneven grid.

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I hope my swap partner likes this as much as I do.

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I shared progress shots earlier, go here to see. This will be mailed tomorrow during my lunch break. SK in USA this is for you!

Quilt Stats:

Title: MQG Swap Quilt

Lifetime quilt no. 63

Started: Monday, February 6, 2017

Finished: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Size: 19″ square

Number of pieces: 56

Quilting: straight line quilting with some sort of grey Gutterman thread (top) and variegated Coats and Clark (bottom)

Fabrics: 86% of this is scraps with only two prints and two solids from yardage. Some prints from fancy celebrity designers and others totally random and generic. All beautiful. Kona, Bella, and Colorworks solids. Backing is Crosshatch? from Architextures? by Carolyn Friedlander and was a scrap as well.

Linking up of course for Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts! and Scraptastic Tuesday with She Can Sew.

And this was on my Q1 list for the 2017 FAL.

Mini Swap, a finished quilt

Gridded, a finished quilt top

I introverted hard today and it was glorious.

I started with this, incomplete rows and all the edges missing:

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Did a whole bunch of this:

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Eventually got to here:

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And wound up with this!

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I made the first block in April? of 2014. That’s a looooong time ago. Eighteen colours of Kona solids and one Michael Miller. Lots of variety of whites. Ta-done!

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, and the Needle and Thread Network. And Crazy Mom Quilts too of course!

Gridded, a finished quilt top

Day 473, or finished family pyjamas

Done! And before deadline too.

W:

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Husband:

If you look verrrry closely you’ll see that his glow in the dark. Because I love choosing fabric like this for my husband.

B is 9.5 and loves owls; I found “grown up owl fabric, not babyish owl fabric.” I also did a KILLER job on lining up prints and patterns.

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And mine. I’ve never included myself in the family christmas pj round up. But I thought it might be nice this year so I picked out these cute grumpy bears.

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And cocked everything up. They came out a bit snug. Wearable, but not baggy. And I shortened the legs as I am short. But I messed that up and got capris instead. So: tight, flannel capris for winter time. Head*desk.

I added a nearly six inch extension to the legs to make them wearable for christmas day. I might trim them down and give them to B instead.

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But this project is ta-done! I hope that wherever you are and whoever you’re with tonight that you have comfy pyjamas. Sleep well.

Day 473, or finished family pyjamas

Tea Leaves, a finished quilt

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Needs a wash for extra crinkly goodness, and to get rid of all the markings (especially the pink ones).

Idea was January? February? 2014 I liked the “Chai Tea” quilt from the “Vintage Quilt Revival” book. But I wanted to make mine HUGE. Not sure why I wanted to make it all grey though. Because black tea is wonderful?

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Fabric bought through that winter/spring. Each block took a .25m (not a FQ because I couldn’t actually cut the sizes I needed from a FQ.) Blocks made by April 24, 2014.

I didn’t have the skills to do what I wanted in the blocks so I did the background first. Background quilted between July 2014 and November 16, 2014.

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Isn’t that texture awesome?

Quilt put away after the domestic amputation of my left thumb Nov 16 2014. Bought a long arm to get this quilted (ha!)  and quilted the blocks Sept 22 – Nov 22, 2016. Some of them are awesome, some I was just trying things out. Not much shows up because the colours are so dark but all in all, it was good practice.

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Some of my more successful motifs. I also tried to match the quilting to the pattern on the fabric.

Previous posts about this quilt are here and here. Most of the quilt was done before blogging.


Quilt Stats:

Title: Black Tea

Lifetime quilt no.60!

Started: April 2014

Finished: November 24, 2016 (138 weeks)

Size: 90″x90″ (unquilted top), 87.5″x88″ (quilted), still to be washed and measured

Number of pieces: 208

Quilting: dense custom quilting in each block and the background.

This is one of my thirteen projects on the Fourth Quarter of the 2016 Finish Along!

It’s a finish, so linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and with Myra at Finished or Not Fridays!

Edited to add: quilt is for sale. Super reasonable. Email me for details.

Tea Leaves, a finished quilt