Category Archives: Finished Projects

Quilt Finish: Show Off

I’ve been on a roll finishing quilts!  This is the latest, Show Off.  It’s a free pattern from Quilted Twins.

You might remember that I had debated on adding the piano key border that the original pattern had.  I decided to leave it off.


I cut this out several years ago and didn’t put a stitch into it.  It just sat cut out waiting for the day.


The day finally came when Mary at Country Threads pulled the number for the Dirty Dozen August project and this was mine.  I pulled it and started sewing.


As I was sewing I realized I had a wedding coming up and the gal is decorating Vintage Farmhouse style.  I thought this might be okay to finish and gift to them.


I really debated about a quilting motif.  I thought about straight lines but there is REALLY a lot of space that my line could end up curvy and noticable in so Kelli suggested a wave motif.  PERFECT.

That’s what I ended up doing.


I wanted to really keep a clean look to it so I used white for the binding.  It’s something I normally don’t do…but I needed to get the clean look.


Here is the backing…


All in all I’m pleased with it.  I’m so happy that the project came up as a UFO and so happy that can be gifted for the wedding.


If you are looking for a quick project, this one is it for sure!!  Really the blocks are already made so all that needs to be done is make sashing.


I started the Dirty Dozen with 12 projects.  I only have one checked off the list…but I’m working on 2 more so with any luck, I’ll get those two done too.


Don’t forget a Rosie picture!!


I was so please to get notes from two different blog readers that this quilt is next on their list too.  I hope they both have as much fun making their version as I had making mine.  Happy sewing girls!!

Quilt Finish: Batik Charm Quilt

I’ll do my cross-stitch post this evening if you are looking for that.  Then on Saturday, there will be an auction here on the blog.  If you’ve been waiting for the community quilt fund auction, you only have to wait one more day.  I have quilt kits, vintage tops, jelly rolls, vintage blocks, and pretty vintage feed sacks…oh, and Prairie Schooler Santa Cross Stitch charts too.  You’ll want to see it.

Now to today’s post a quilt finish:
I’m a firm believer that quilts, to be a great quilt, need to have at least one of two things going for them…

1-awesome color
2-awesome design

In rare cases, the two combine and that is truly an amazing quilt.

Today’s quilt finish is focusing on the color aspect as there’s not a lot to the design…in fact, it’s the easiest design ever.  A simple charm square design.


This quilt started after Donna sent me some charm squares that were all batiks.  I thought I would use them as a leader and ender project and sew a simple charm square quilt for charity.

I wanted to make a bigger quilt so I dug into my own batiks and started looking for any fabrics that were smaller than a fat quarter and any fabrics that weren’t my favorite.  A quilt like this is a great place to hide some undesirable fabric… Continue reading

Quilt Finish: Carolina Chain

This is actually a Kelli and Jo quilt finish.

When Kelli was on maternity leave I went to her house and helped her get some things organized.  We went through the entire upstairs and in the doing, I found she had a finished quilt top.  She had made Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Carolina Chain.  It was one of the last tops Kelli made since becoming a mom.  Now she rarely sews.  There is just no time with three kids two and under.  I wanted to help her get this to completion so I asked if she wanted me to take it home and finish it up for her.  She said yes.

After some measuring and consideration, I asked her if she wanted it finished as is or if she thought a border on the quilt would be a good idea.  The original quilt as seen below does not have a border.

The quilt can be found in the book Addicted to Scraps.  (The book is currently at a discounted price on Amazon.)

Kelli said to add a border.  So I went through my fabric and I had no yardage that was the color we needed.  I had light blues and dark blues but nothing that was this color of blue.


I went to the quilt shop and they had only one blue that was this color so I took it and got enough yardage for both the border and the binding.


It was really sunny when I took these pictures and the lighting washed the quilt out a bit.


This picture is the true color… Continue reading

Quilt Finish: County Fair

My County Fair quilt is a finish!!  YAHOO.  It feels so good to be getting these quilts done.  I’ve been working on so many quilts all at once but it seemed none were getting done!  Finally, I’m on a finishing roll.

This is County Fair.

The quilt comes from the book  Scrap School: 12 All-New Designs from Amazing Quilters put together by Lissa Alexander.


I love the book and plan to make more quilts from the book.

It is full of scrappy goodness.


What porch doesn’t need a quilt hanging from it??

I love the quilt but do feel I could have done better.  I started sewing this with no plan.  I just started making the blocks and didn’t have a thing planned beyond that.  Let me explain… Continue reading