Saturday, November 21, 2015

in which the quilter acutally finishes a quilt or two...

I would not be surprised if any of you were beginning to wonder if I ever actually finished a quilt, but were just too polite to mention it... well: this is the week!


I gathered all my crumb blocks together, and was surprised at how many I had! ( I think there were 121 total, in all the colors of the rainbow!) i had a rough idea where i was planning on going with this quilt, and after some final inspiration and direction from Julie's quilt, i was ready to go.
 

with the sashing, this flimsy turned out a bit bigger than i had thought it would, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. (it's about 66X88, if i remember correctly) it's already at the home of my quilter friend, Karen, and i expect it back sometime after Christmas.
 


this Christmas quilt is all done- quilted, bound and fresh and crinkly out of the dryer! it's about 60" square, and used tons and tons of my 3" squares. (but not enough to actually put a dent in that suitcase of squares!) I love how this quilt is just so hodge-podge- fabrics from 5, probably 6 decades, and all sorts of fabrics: vintage, Christmas, not Christmas, stripes, polka dots, text, geometric, metallic, solids, novelty, civil war, florals... so many fabrics to look at!

I've promised A that we'll put this quilt out next Thursday- after our Thanksgiving dinner!
 
click over to angela's to see what everyone else is working on!

14 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Two terrific projects - love that 3" squares scrappy! Congrats on getting the crumb squares into a flimsy.

Gotta LOVE Scraps!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Congratulations on your finishes ! Love that scrappy quilt ! :)

scraphappy said...

Finishing is so much fun😃Love all those squares -- hope you use them I someday!

Marly said...

I love what you've done with your crumb blocks. Your quilt of scrappy squares is wonderful and will brighten up your home during the dark winter days.

PaulaB quilts said...

Wonderful progress! Both quilts are so colorful, and the white sashing finishes it nicely. The Christmas quilt is a winner!

Angie said...

Great finishes! I always say - the scrappier, the better!

Magpie Sue said...

Fantastic! Kudos on your finishes! Both of those quilts will be so much fun to live with and use. :-)

gayle said...

Oh, they're both terrific quilts!! I especially love the Christmas one - all that gold is the perfect balance to the red and green. Beautiful!

Deb A said...

Really? We are to actually finish quilts? We can't just make blocks? I knew I was doing something wrong! =) Silly me has a little 40x40 top just waiting to be quilted. I wonder if I'll ever get it done. Love your scrappy 3 inch quilt - what a pretty quilt to snuggle under.

The Joyful Quilter said...

A flimsy and a finish?! HOORAY!!!

Cathy said...

What a great way to use crumbs. And the Christmas quilt was also an excellent use of scraps. Congrats!

Sally T said...

Finishing quilts is overrated! But congratulations anyway. :)
I love your happy Thanksgiving quilt and your clever use of crumbs.

Kate said...

Congrats on the finishes. Both are beautifully scrappy.

Sheila said...

Two beautiful quilts. Congratulations! I love colorful scrappy quilts.

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