Thursday, March 4, 2010

FRIDAY FINISHES

Time sort of got away from me this week. Seems like one minute it's Tuesday and I'm sewing with my buddy Dawn and the next minute it's Friday.

In time for AmyLouWho's Sew 'n Tell (check out the button on the side bar!) ... Fantasy Star is completed ... well, the top is finished. I look at quilts as really needing 2 separate "finishes." First the top gets finshed, then when the quilting (and binding) are done - that qualifies as another finish.

The border on this quilt was not terribly difficult but I did put one side on (and OFF) 3 times before I finally got it right. The pattern is from Jodi Barrow's Square in a Square series.

I also managed to quilt and bind these 2 table toppers. They've been pieced for months (or years?).

I made this pattern up, using a honey bun - 1.5" strips.

This one is leftover pieces for a quilt I made 2 years ago. Never met a 2.5" square I didn't LOVE!

What a great feeling ... FINISHED!




11 comments:

She sews and scraps said...

Those are all gorgeous! I LOVE your quilting on them!
Thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love them Mary. Great job.

Dee said...

That's a lot of finishes in one week! Wow!

You win "Super Quilter" for the week for me. I love the quilting on the table toppers! Awesomely beautiful!

Mandy Noble said...

Your quilt top is beautiful and I love the quilting on the smaller ones.

Lesly said...

What a productive week! Congrats on all your finishes! I share your "double finishes" approach to quilting: first the top, then the quilting/binding! Goodness knows, they're often so far apart from each other they feel like totally different projects!

Leslie said...

everything looks great!! beautiful quilting

Karen said...

I agree about what qualifies as a finish. I think its great to see a quilt top before it is quilted and bound. I am always amazed at how a quilt changes (for the better) once it is quilted and bound. Your quilt top is lovely and congratulations on finishing your older projects. Feels good I bet.

Kristen said...

Absolutely! The top and back are just as much a project to finish as the quilting. I love the sweet table toppers. The heart quilting is beautiful.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That border is amazing on the top quilt and looks harder than what you say it was.

KQuiltyBee said...

Nice finishes--the quilt is very nice.

Rene' said...

You've accomplished quite a bit! I agree with the two finishes when it comes to quilting. Thanks for sharing!