Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Finishes

It's been a busy week here. Kids only had 3 days of school. Parent-teacher conferences and all the other fun things that come with days off, like little friends over. Somehow this week, I found the time to finish some projects and it felt great to cross something off my list. Above is an owl rug I made for my niece's birthday. Her birthday is on Monday and I know it won't arrive on time, but it is in the mail and should arrive next week. I first saw a picture of this on pinterest, here and discovered it had been sold by Peanut Butter Dynamite on etsy (not sure if she still makes it). I decided that I could figure it out without a pattern and was able to use yarn from my stash. I think it's cute and am tempted to make another.

The big finish for the week is my log cabin quilt. I call it my charmed log cabin as I used charm squares for the middle. The logs are from 2 jelly rolls and that's all I needed other than backing. There were enough pieces of the jelly rolls leftover to do the binding. I love this quilt! I finished it Wednesday afternoon and ran outside and took pictures right away since it was so sunny. It's been overcast the past 2 days so I'm really glad I did. Still need to wash it. It's a large twin, a little too big for on the couch since it is so long.

When the "Origins" fabric line first came out, I didn't really like it. Then I saw it in person and I fell in love. Which has kind of been good because by then people were trying to move it and put it on sale. I hope to write up a quick tutorial of how I made the blocks but it is pretty straight forward.

I think it looks good on the back of the couch for now. Adds a little colour to the room. I offered it to my mom for the twin bed in her guest room. The walls are a pale yellow and I think the quilt would look great in it, but... I'm not sure I can let it go.

Finished the Terrain quilt top last night. I decided on sashing and squares between the blocks.

I was a little worried when I finished it last night and laid it on the floor but I put it on our bed this morning and it looks like it will fit. There is enough to tuck in and it goes over the side. Guess it won't need any extra borders. Going to start saving up so I can buy Terrain yardage for the back. I have already folded the top up and put it away; there's no time to quilt it now. I hope to have it done by late spring, early summer next year. I think it will make a great summer quilt. 
I used a tutorial from Moda Bakeshop. I added more blocks so it would be bigger and I changed the sashing. I also used jelly roll strips for the blocks instead of 1.5 inch strips to make the blocks a little bigger.

I love the secondary pattern that the sashing creates. It almost looks like the square is the middle of the block. I am very happy with how this turned out.

I cleaned up my sewing area last weekend and came across all the triangles I've saved when making different blocks. I also found some white that I had cut up but didn't end up using. I played around last night and ended up creating this little mini quilt. I think it is about 8 inches square.

I almost like the back better.

Here it is sitting on the mantle with a fall tree my son made at school and a Thanksgiving card from my parents (for Canadian Thanksgiving last month). 

1 comment:

  1. Love all of your finishes! That own rug is soo cute! And the log cabins are gorgeous!


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