Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More Finishes!

 
Blogger's BOM is done!! I'm so happy to finally be able to say that! This was a learning quilt for me. I tried different machine quilting. I got more comfortable with some designs but need more work with others. I'm happy I tried and feel I am working my way up that FMQ learning curve.


This is a picture of the fabric I used for the back.  I kept the purple/blue theme going but in a more subdued manner.




I also made 2 pillow cases using cat themed fabric. My quilt guild raffles off baskets each year at the quilt show.  I was asked to join the animal themed basket this year. I always have cat fabric in my stash. I made them both in a matter of hours. I think they would make nice gifts as well for birthdays or holidays.  I used the "tube" method. It's fast and a bit of a surprise when you open up your rolled up fabrics. I even used French seams to finish it up. The tutorial I used can be found here.

So hot here! I'm staying indoors with the air conditioning pumping away. The heat's not supposed to break until the weekend. Hope I last that long! Stay cool out there!

10 comments:

  1. Oh it looks great!!! I finished mine too...or I topped it...I need to make the back and quilt it:):) Looks great!!

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    1. You'll get it done, Sandy! I'll be looking for your pictures!

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  2. Very pretty! I like the piano key border.

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy I finally finished it!

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  3. Hi Rosemary, I love your finished quilt. What a good job with FMQing. The pillowcases will go nicely in the guild basket. Stay cool.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! So glad it's done! Hope you're keeping cool too!

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  4. The quilt looks great, Rosemary! Even got the binding on, I see!

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    1. Just needs a label! Hope all is well with you.

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  5. The quilt looks good, Rosemary, and I love that backing fabric! Thank you for the link to the pillow cases tutorial! I'd like to try that!

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  6. The pillow cases are so fast and come out so nice! You'll love making them for the holidays! So nice to hear from you!

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