Two Quilty Finishes Plus a New Small Project

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my weekly quilting update. I didn’t have much to share last week although I had been quilting. This week I have finished the two quilts I’ve been working on. I also saw a blog post and was inspired to start something tiny and new!

This week I added the binding to Bouquet Mini by Sherri of A Quilting Life. The hexi flowers are made with a mini charm pack of Winter Lane Revisited by Kate and Birdie form Moda. I’ve had those for many years and slowly worked on the hexies over a few years, making one of the flowers every now and then. The taupe fabric is by Minick and Simpson and the pink sashing is by Eydita Sitar. The white background is Spotted by Zen Chic. I used a very small button hole stitch on my machine to applique the hexi flowers to the background fabric. The quilt is about 25″ x 25″, making it a nice size for a table topper.

The backing is Timeless Treasures Mix Basic. It was fun to free motion quilt this one on my Pfaff QE 4.0 with Aurifil 50 wt thread.

The next one wasn’t as much fun to quilt, but now that it’s finished, I like it better than I did as a top.

I finished Moda Blockheads 4 finally! I had basted it last November and it’s been waiting to be quilted. The reason it wasn’t fun to quilt was that it was hard to see to quilt the navy squares in the center of the quilt, which is what I started with. I was using a navy Aurifil 50 wt that was almost the same color as the fabric. On hindsight, it might have been easier to see if I had used a dark gray. After that it wasn’t so bad. On the smaller blocks in the center, I quilted diagonal lines and then a cross in the center. I did custom quilting in the larger blocks with some feathers and swirls.

You can see the quilting a little better here. I quilted a feathered border which was fun to quilt. The fabrics are all Bonnie and Camille from my collection.

I finished the quilt just in time to take it to Sky Meadows SP just on the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Park is located in a beautiful valley near Paris, VA. It was a pretty and warm day after days of high wind and cold temperatures. We took about a four mile hike with half of it being in the meadow and the other half in the woods hiking up to the top of the ridge and back down.

My new start was inspired by Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts. It was her turn for the Sewcialites 2 QAL sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. This is a free Block of the Week that is getting ready to wrap up.

The Invigorate Block was designed by Joanna and the pattern gives directions for making it in three sizes. After reading Joanna’s blog post for the block, I felt inspired (challenged) to make a small pin cushion like she did using the 3″ block. And because it was Joanna’s block, I had to use Fig Tree Fabric. The fabrics are from Strawberry Fields Revisied (yellow), Ella and Ollie (coral and taupe) and Chantilly(background). I need to add the borders in the background fabric before using the green stripe from Ella and Ollie as the pillow back. This will be a nice addition to my small pin pillow collection.

I never did get to any of my Block of the Months blocks this week. We were out two afternoons and I was out two mornings. I do plan on starting those this week. My new Cinnamon Splendor blocks should be arriving soon.

I hope you all have a great week and that you get some good sewing and stitching time in. Thanks for stopping by.


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4 Responses to Two Quilty Finishes Plus a New Small Project

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Beautiful, beautiful quilting, Brenda! The mini is just awesome – and the quilt is so pretty in all of Bonnie and Camille’s fabrics. Such lovely stitching in your tiny block – it will make a lovely pincushion.
    Just seeing a meadow without snow, is a lovely sight to see. We are shoveling out again, but very thankful, it isn’t as bad as first predicted.
    Enjoy a lovely weekend!


  2. Lydia says:

    Love those colors! I finished my sparrows top yesterday and hope to do the quilting next week. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out, and although there are some mistakes I think I have a better idea of how to make sure everything comes together when I do my next project. My cutting and seaming are much much better. I got inspired by my last trip to the LQS to buy Moda’s Bleu de France and Nutmeg. Not sure if I want to go with a pre-assembled kit or buy a pattern specifically for these fabrics. I love all prints so it would be hard to figure out my own-we’ll see! Happy Monday.


  3. Helen says:

    Your quilting is amazing


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