Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A few finishes for ME

I have a few finishes to share with you.  I have been sewing a lot this past month and I am happy with how things are turning out. 

First, my "Sewing Machine Quilt"
pattern by Cheryl Arkison
Measures - 50" x 70"  
35 x 10 1/2" unfinished blocks (some blocks are to the pattern and some are improv pieced)
Fabric - Sewing Machines Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis
Background - various low volume fabrics
Backing - Crosshatch by Carolyn Friedlander in Caramel 
Binding - Manatee by Free Spirit (with bits of Blueberry Park)


Free motion quilted by ME on my Pfaff  PowerQuilter16 "Petunia"
55,743 stitches
Thread - Aurifil 50wt #2024 




My second finish is "Banner Year" 
designed by Andrea Tsang Jackson, 3rd Story Workshop

Measures 69" x 88"
Fabric - Banners are made from some Alison Glass, Libs Elliott
Background Fabrics are Kona solids from white to dark grey
Backing - 100% cotton sheet with Canadian city names
Binding - Manatee by Free Spirit



Quilted in free motion by ME on my Pfaff PowerQuilter 16.0 for a total of 237,817 stitches!
using Aurifil 50# thread
 in colour numbers 2024, 2600, 2606, and 5004
















and lastly, A Jelly Roll Rug.  A fun project! I made this from 
a Bali Pop that was probably 10 years old.  


That's it for now.  I am now working on my creation for my guild Executive Challenge.  I chose Shoo Fly and the challenge is to take a traditional block pattern and update it.  More on this soon.

Hope you had time to create something today.  😊


13 comments:

  1. Amazing work Linda, your quilts are lovely and sonic your quilting !

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  2. You have such great projects here! Love to see what you are up to!

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  3. Beautiful job on piecing the quilts and the free motion quilting.

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  4. You are a machine! and the quilting on your banner year!!!!!!!

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  5. Great finishes. Love your banner quilt.

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  6. Beautiful work Linda - I loved the banner quilt even before I scrolled down and saw all your amazing quilting! xx

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  7. Fun projects!! Where can i find out more about that rug project? Congrats on those finishes!!

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  8. Wonderful finishes! I was planning on making a jelly roll rug with the batiks you sent me, what a coincidence! 😁

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  9. Terrific finishes, each and every one!

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  10. Those are all wonderful. Your quilting is beautiful too.

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  11. Incredible finishes, Linda! I like your executive challenge idea. You’re always thinking! Looking forward to seeing you soon! XO

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  12. lovely quilts! How on earth did you make the rug? it's all curved?

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  13. Great finishes. Glad I was able to see them in person. Keep on sewing!!

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