Friday, February 17, 2017

Finish It Up Friday - 2 Quilts!

 I'm happy to share 2 finished quilts this week! One was finished this week. The other was finished last October, but I hadn't written a blog post for it yet. Enjoy.

I finished putting the binding on this quilt yesterday. My daughter and I took it outside for a photo shoot after she got home from school. Made of 2 inch squares with some white stripes added in for length. Measures roughly 60 x 80 and will be donated. Can't link to the charity as I'm not sure which it is - I make the quilts for my mom to donate to a charity affiliated with their church, which asks quilts to be 60 x 80. This is the second one I've made for her to donate (first one is here) and I have the third one basted and ready to be quilted. I have two more in progress that I'd like to have done by this summer.

Patchy back. I made the binding for the quilt from the strips I cut off the back after quilting. Helped keep the scrappy look.

I free-motion stippled over the whole quilt. I had to rip quilting out twice when the tension on my sewing machine caused lots of puckers and yuckiness on the back.

The second finished quilt I'm sharing today, didn't get many pictures taken of it. This is the only finished picture I have of it. I talked about the health problems my mother had last fall in this blog post. I had this quilt top pieced before she became ill but decided to finally quilt it and give it to her as a get-well soon gift to give to her when we visited in November during the American Thanksgiving break. I didn't take a picture of the backing, but it is the same blue as the binding. 

In an earlier post, I talked about how I pieced the blocks but I'll just go over it again. I used a black layer cake (I used 42, 10 inch squares) and a charm pack of Cuzco, plus a few squares I had leftover from other charm packs to make enough. I cut the charm squares into 2.5 inch squares and sewed one onto each corner of a 10 inch square. The quilt is 6 x 7 blocks. There are some finished quilt top pictures in this post.

The quilting was pretty basic. I quilted diagonal lines across the whole quilt, using the Cuzco squares as a guide. I was pretty happy with my pin placement, I didn't need to pause and remove a single pin during quilting.

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday!
And Kat and Cat Quilts Charity Link-up.


  1. Both your quilts look great, but I without like the first one. So many tiny pieces! I just wanted to let you know about a linky I host, Sew Some Love. Every Wednesday on my blog you can link up any post related to sewing for charity. Would love to have you :)

  2. That charity quilt is AWESOME!! Your mom's scrappy quilt is very nice, as well. Lucky Mom!!


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