Hi everyone! Today I am hosting the TGIFF link party! Honestly I’m happy to have a finish any day of the week, but especially heading into the weekend!! Today, I have a couple of finishes for you!
First up, is a project I started in summer of 2018 or 2019! Yes, it’s been that long that this beautiful pillow has sat in my studio yearning for some attention. I took a class at one of my local machine dealers. Our most excellent teacher is a certified Jenny Haskins instructor and we really had fun playing with our embroidery machines and ruffler as well. This was an in-the-hoop faux crazy quilt pillow which was done in four parts and stitched together using fancy stitches on the machine. We used Fabric Magic to make those flowers in the center. Steam makes them crinkle like that! I used an easy envelope style for the back. I love how this turned out!
My second finish is a mini quilt I made last September for Carla’s Hello Fall Blog Hop. You can see that post here. I used the Itty Bitty Twister and Harvest pattern to make this project. I did adapt the pattern a bit for my use!
All this little quilt needed was quilting, binding and a way to hang it! I rarely use my domestic machine for quilting, but this one seemed pretty easy with straight lines in the ditch. I’ve never done tabs on a quilt, but this mini measures about `15 x 21, so I thought why not?! As for binding, I wanted to use brown, but when I looked through my left-over binding stash, I only had about 18 inches. Then I found the other binding I had made for another project and it was about 3 inches short of what I needed, so I improvised and strategically cut and placed the brown so it would line up in the corners! I used what was left of the orange patterned binding to make the tabs. Hello Fall is now ready!!
There’s two more projects ticked off towards my PHD in 2021! Now it’s your turn!! I hope you will share with us your finish today! Have a great weekend!