Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Finishes and Progress

Lots and lots of WIP in my life still, but look at all the projects that moved up on the list to Finished in just one week.  with all these Finishes I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts too!

I had fun trying a new quilting technique with my walking foot and Aurifil 40wt.  A full reveal of the secret swap will be shared next time once my partner receives it at our SBAMQG meeting on Tuesday.
Orange Peel Quilting
Pearl Bracelet binding and backing peek
Cradle Quilt complete
Ring Around the Briar Rosies still needs a proper photo shoot but I wanted to share an attempt at photographing the FMQ details. It isn't often that I bother controlling the areas but felt like this quilt deserved the extra attention.
FMQ of Strawberries - roundish shapes
FMQ of Clovers - clover-ish shapes

F+F2 blocks Finished and hand delivered
No excuse for not having gotten started on my son's Parsons Gray quilt, fabric is abundant.    I'm likely going to pull the blues, greens, grays and lights to use.  What style or pattern do you think would be good? I'd love to have you comment.
Parsons Gray fabric collection
Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Pop over and check out the other participants as well as a peek at her new book Vintage Quilt Revival. 


2 bee blocks (paper pieced f+f2 July)
SBAMQG Negative Space secret swap
Ring Around the Briar Rosies
Cradle Quilt

Parsons Gray quilt - fabric, fabric, fabric
Prep for Weeks Ringle workshop 
Set a sew-date with a friend - finally

Still To Do:
X-Plus quilt for the SBAMQG show
2 August bee blocks (log cabin f+f2)
Tire Rotation  (need back, etc..)
baby shower bunting
Rip Curl Backing
Two fabric basket covers (change of plans...)
21st Bday Quilts (x3!)
more curtain panels (yawn-should get on this)
sandwich, quilt and bind Fruit Salad
Sparkle Punch - layout sketched
more Zakka 2.0 Patchwork Please SAL
a second quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids
Fall Quilt Retreat
Sewing Room ReDo -forever in this category


  1. What fabulous quilting! You go girl!

  2. First of all, yum on the Parson Gray stash! Wish I had any ideas on how to use it to its best advantage. If something occurs to me, I'll drop you a line. Also, congrats on all of your finishes. I'm feeling like I've long been neglecting both my sewing studio and my blog, so this was inspiring.

  3. You should be proud of your FMQ! Maybe someday I'll learn....

  4. Great projects! I recently tried that orange peel quilting and I'm in love with it. Your looks awesome!

  5. I can't wait to see your swap project!!

    The Parson Gray is fantastic! Emily Herrick has a "geared for guys" book, maybe something in there would work. I'll bring it to the workshop on Saturday and you can take a peek.


    1. Thanks Kelly, Geared for Guys was actually one of the Sewing Summit classes that I took from Emily. She was great - now I really have NO excuses!

  6. the orange peel quilting is perfect with your quilt design. The Briar Rose quilting looks great too!

  7. I love the quilting details! I'm working on improving my FMQ skills, and I get so inspired by other people's pictures and ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. Such a lot of progress - Beautiful finishes!

  8. Congratulations on the amazing finishes! Beautiful quilting too!! I love the materials for your Son's quilt! I like big chevron quilts for boys! They will show off the fabric. I am sure whatever you choose it will be gorgeous. Thanks for sharing .........Marie (

  9. Your Parson Grey Fabric is beautiful - looking forward to seeing what you make. I'm inspired to try the orange peel quilting - it looks perfect.

  10. The orange peel quilting is perfect for that quilt! Great finished, and good luck finding a design for your son's quilt.


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