Monday, November 30, 2015

Finishing!

So how did it get to be December already? And I noticed it's been 2 weeks since my last blog post! So today you're in for a couple of quilt finishes! Let me explain.

A couple of years ago I made a vow to finish all my existing quilt tops before the end of the year. I made a mad dash, did it - and it felt really good to start the new year with a clean slate. The next year or two, I was really good about getting tops quilted as I finished them. That also felt really good. Well, I've been a slacker this year. Or maybe I can blame it on a move halfway across the country and a big change in lifestyle. Whatever the reason at the beginning of November I realized I had quite a pile of tops accumulated.

Being the Upholder that I am, I'm determined to not let the year slip away with tops waiting to be finished and loved. In November, I quilted 4 tops and have 2 more started. One of my enablers has been the rental of a longarm at a local Bernina dealer.


It's been really fun and a great learning experience. I've done two and will do one more next week.

The first was this scrappy quilt I made over the Summer. It was a great way to use a lot of leftover fabrics from other quilts.


The pattern is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.


I chose a super easy quilting design - wavy lines. Every once in a while I threw a leaf motif in just because.



The inspiration fabric was Wild and Free and the navy with the gold stars made the perfect binding.


The second finish I have to share is this quilt that I made for my grandson and his big boy bed. I just love how it turned out!


The pattern is from the book Handmade Style and is so simple and graphic. It was a quick and easy one to piece.


Straight line quilting seemed to be the best choice for this one and I think that the lines help the kids with making their beds.


It's got a warm cozy flannel on the back and is bound in a navy graphic plaid that I had just barely enough of in my stash.


So there you go! More finishes to come because I'm determined not to start anything new yet (and that's not easy! :-)

6 comments:

  1. Very impressive, finishing all of your quilt tops. As always, the finished quilts are awesome. What an excellent quilter you are :)

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  2. I love the finishes. I still have one top to make, quilt and bind before Christmas. But on the bright side everything is cut out, which to me is the absolute worst part of making quilts. I hope it goes together fast because I also have about half of a glass cat portrait mosaic to finish, grout and frame before Christmas. I'm starting to think that sleep deprecation might work. ;-)

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  3. Pretty! I made the Amsterdam quilt too! Love the pattern and it was fun to make!

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  4. Great finishes and I really love that scrap quilt!

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  5. They all look fantastic Cindy but I'm really loving the quilt you made for your grandson. What a fun pattern!

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  6. Ana's book is just fantastic isn't it?! I love your version for your grandson, and the straight lines for bed making is super smart. I have 3 tops just lingering in my closet. Maybe I'll make a goal of getting to those in 2016! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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