Friday, January 4, 2019

First Finish of the New Year!

I started my blog in February of 2008 and I am just getting around to making a separate page for my yearly finishes.  I have had it on my mind to do this over the past years but just never got around to it.  Better late than never, I guess.  

My first finish for 2019 is a cushion that I made for a sweet little great niece who is almost 16 months old now. 

For the lettering, I used the paper pieced pattern "Alpha Cube" by SugarFreeQuilts.  This pattern has only lower case letters so I made my own Capital "G". 

 I made the cushion from the scraps of her first quilt..a Giant Gingham baby quilt.,  

I free motion quilted the cushion using a luscious pink thread..a Wonderfil Konfetti 50# in colour KT308 in the pink squares and used Aurifil 50# white in the white areas.  The cushion measures 16" x 16".  I added a lovely piece of grosgrain ribbon as an added touch on the back.  

I am now working on free motion quilting a larger quilt so hopefully I will have another finish soon.  

How about you?  Are you finishing up something today? 😊


  1. That was fast! Just imagine how much you will get done this year if you keep this up!! Happy quilting. Beautiful finish!!

  2. What a great first finish Linda, beautifully quilted, of course! xx

  3. Love the pillow...and the backing fabric. Wow..11 years of blogging.

  4. A gorgeous cushion for your sweet niece.

  5. Oh, my goodness, this is delightful! So vibrant and fun! Karen’s letters look awesome, as does your capital G!

  6. That pillow is a great gift. Kids LOVE to have things with their name on them!!


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