Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The last stitches made yesterday

So I've returned in record time as I put the final stitches in the binding late yesterday! It feels so good to have this quilt has been a long time in the making. 
When I start a quilt for no specific reason, I am usually trying some new technique and/or practicing and perfecting my quilting. That was the case with this quilt. I found this pattern/technique on Pinterest (here). I liked it and it seemed pretty two alike. I had this Bali Pops, Tiramisu, in my stash that a friend gifted me which I thought would look great!
Just cut your jelly roll into 4 10" pieces, mix them up and sew 5 pieces together lengthwise. Add a 21" background it in a round and cut your lengths randomly. This gives the moment in the quilt.
The backing is a neutral background in my stash that again I was gifted.
 Love using fabric from my stash!
The quilting is FMQ vertically in each column using this technique by Lori Kennedy over at The Inbox Jaunt. I just did the double loop leaf using a multi-colored thread (different color on front than back). In the background, I just continued the straight line using FMQ then did a diagonal grid on the top and bottom.
Another finish and it feels so good!

 Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving where ever you are! 


  1. This is just great. You did great on the color selection too. wonderful finish.

  2. Boy it sure feels good to put that last stitch in...looks great... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself!

  3. Love your quilt Dawn!!! I'm probably being dense, but I'm not figuring out " it in the round". But I love this idea and am sure I could figure something out based on this great idea. Love the colors in this fabric bundle.

  4. Wow. It's really fascinating! Love it! I like everything made by hands and it pleases me when I see what results people achieve, how full they may show their potential, just like you do. Thanks for being such a good and hard-working person.
    With love, Ann Riddledom forum


Sweet sentiments