September 30, 2016

Rosewood Lane Lap Quilt + Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Giveaway!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

I finished a lap quilt in my Rosewood Lane pattern, this one in itty bitty flower prints in country colors.  These blocks have been sitting around waiting to be assembled into a quilt top for about a year.  Hurrah for UFOs being finished!


The backing is a Butterscotch & Roses print by Fig Tree Quilts that I have hoarded for more years than I want to admit.  Sweeter than sweet!

This quilt will be for sale in my Etsy shop shortly {when I get some decent pictures!}


I love this pattern because it looks scrappy but is made from one block that is quick to assemble.  It comes with instructions for 6 sizes from wall hanging to king.  It's for sale in my Craftsy shop and Etsy pattern shop.  You will receive a discount when you purchase more than one pattern in my Etsy shop by purchasing the discount listing.

I'm giving away the leftover scraps from this quilt.  The picture doesn't really show how many are there.  Open to US addresses only.  Please leave a comment on this blog post to enter to win.  Winner will be announced at next week's Finished or Not Friday party.



This week's feature from last week's linky party is this gorgeous 16-patch quilt from Katy Quilts!  


It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread is welcome!  Include the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link that links back to this week's link-up in order to share the fun.  No, I won't delete your link if you don't, but hey, adding a link in your post is just being friendly, so be friendly and share!!

I will pin your links to my Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board to get your link more exposure.
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September 29, 2016

Ready, Set, Go Toddler Quilt {Custom Quilting}

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This week's quilting project for Andrea was a toddler-sized quilt in Ready, Set, Go by Robert Kaufman.


For the binding, I used Kona Cotton Orange.


I double ♥ ♥ extra-wide backings when they're polka dots!


Quilting is an allover meandering stitch in white thread.

I have openings in my schedule if you need a quilt quilted by Christmas time!

Linking to:
♥ Finish It Up Friday ♥ Off the Wall Friday ♥ Fabric Frenzy Friday ♥ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?! ♥ WIPs Be Gone ♥ TGIFF ♥ 

September 27, 2016

Why I Tear Backing Fabrics

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The picture tells it all.  This is a strip torn from 108" wide backing.  Can you imagine this fabric ending up anywhere near straight on the rails with it that crooked?  I used to hate using extra-wide backing until I learned that they need to be straightened by tearing.  Now I love extra-wide fabrics!  

I appreciate a shop that tears extra-wide fabric rather than cutting it so the entire piece of fabric I receive is usable.  I can order a smaller piece and save money!  Sweet Treasures Quilts is the only shop I've found who does this!  {Of course, if a shop tears my regular quilting cottons, I won't be back!}


September 25, 2016

Autumn Lily Lap Quilt {Custom Quilting}

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This past week I completed another custom quilting project for Andrea.  This is a lap quilt in Autumn Lily.  She did a lovely job piecing the square-in-a-square blocks.


Quilting is an allover medium meander in cream thread.


This is the sixth quilt top I've quilted for Andrea, and I've made seven quilts from scratch for her.  Would you believe I have five more of her quilts in the closet awaiting quilting???  I'd say she's a satisfied customer, wouldn't you?!? 


Do you have some quilt tops you'd like quilted before Christmas?  Now is the time to send them out to have them quilted if you don't have time to do them yourself.  I have a few spots in my schedule.  I can also trim and bind the quilt for you.  Contact me if you're interested!