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.  😊


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

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

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

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

  5. Great finishes. Love your banner quilt.

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

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

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

  9. Terrific finishes, each and every one!

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

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

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

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

  14. The fact that Petunia counts your stitches totally amazes me. As always, your quilts are amazing! ❤


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