Category: 2017 Finishes

Mar 12 2017

Whoos-It

We now have owls with bright gold eyes staring at us from the wall.  Whoos-It (20″ x 21″) is now officially completed and the 7th quilt finish of the year.  It has been fun making and finishing small wallhangings for this quilt hanger.

Last Thursday and Friday was busy spent machine quilting Nifty Thrifty.  Right now I am hand stitching the binding down.  It should be finished in the next couple of days and then I will post a picture of it.

Marlene

Feb 22 2017

Quilt Finish

Delectable Mountains is another top that was pieced before 2008 and is now a completed quilt.

This top was made with Eleanor Burn’s template & directions and measures 49 3/4″ square.  I used monofilament thread and a meander pattern to quilt the top.

It feels good to finally get some of the older tops quilted.  It is fun to look at them now to appreciate the journey to the quilter that I am right now.

Marlene

Feb 02 2017

Seahorse in Seaweed

Seahorse in Seaweed is my fourth quilt finish for 2017.  That was a fun sentence to write!

This was a fun project to quilt, but I am glad that it is finished.  Before I start on the next machine quilting project, I would like to get the pieced borders on New York Beauty.  There were some difficulties yesterday, but today everything is going better.  More on that once the borders are done.

Marlene

Feb 01 2017

Butterfly Quilt Finished

The last of the binding was stitched down yesterday on the Butterfly quilt.  Presley practiced her counting of the binder clips while I was sewing.  Well actually I counted to three over and over and she would touch different clips each time.  She has to start somewhere, doesn’t she?

I find it interesting to see how much a quilt top shrinks due to the quilting – this one lost 1 1/2″ on both width and length.  The finished size is 50 1/2″ x 67″ and the quilt top was 52″ x 68 3/4″.

The Butterfly quilt is one of the first tops that was posted when I started my blog in 2012.  It feels great to have this top become a completed quilt.

Yesterday I also hand stitched the binding on the Seahorse in Seaweed quilt with only the sleeve left to do.  Hopefully it will be done tomorrow.

Marlene