Thursday, February 28, 2013

Last February Finishes

I have 3 UFO Finishes to share with you on the last day of February. Is it just me or did February fly by? I know it's a short month, but still... it seems like it just started a few days ago.

First up is my paper pieced "Log Cabin in the Pines". I ended up doing very minimal quilting on this because it's a small topper and I wanted the paper piecing and the cute border fabric to stand out. I might go back and add some wavy lines of smoke coming out of the chimney now that I look at my photo, but I ended up taking out a line of quilting through the middle of the border because it was distracting.

This is my February finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

I'm calling this Happy Block quilt for Project Linus "Scrapped Up Animals". It's got a little of bit of everything in the block borders!
The centers are a bee print, a monkey print and one with dogs & cats (also kind of random). I added to the randomness by quilting it using unevenly spaced lines - something different and I think it works with this quilt. I used green thread on the top and teal on the back.
I pieced a leftover FQ of the monkey print to make the teal paisley backing fabric wide enough and found a medium green print to use for binding.
"Polka Dot Cats & Dogs" alternates Happy Blocks with the polka dot squares. It makes me think of a dalmation now that I'm looking at the photos!
I love this bird print flannel for the backing. I had originally picked out a B&W binding but went with the red print at the last minute. I like the contrast.
I did my favorite wavy line walking foot quilting with white Auriful. I need to remember to take a picture after I wash these because the last quilts I donated with this quilting design came out of the dryer looking amazing with the wavy lines of crinkles!
Last night I realized that I've finished over 1/3 of my UFOs since 10/1/12!  As you can see in my UFO Countdown on my sidebar, I'm down to 60 from 94. I still have a long way to go... but I'm feeling pretty darn good! And, best of all, I'm having lots of FUN doing it.

Tomorrow I'll recap my February quilting and prime the foot pedal for March. I'm linking up to TGIFFCan I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Finish It Up FridayLet's Make Baby QuiltsA Week of FinishesFirst Friday Finishes and Link a Finish Friday.

February Finishes

17 comments:

  1. Those are so-o-o-o cute! Keeping the quilting 'simple' really sets off the piecing/theme! The bird print backing is awesome fabric!!! You are certainly racking up the quilting miles!! LOl!

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  2. Funny thing is....I still have those bees in my stash! Maybe it's time I find a project to use them up to. That would be after I reduce my UFOs this year.

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  3. I love to see your finishes! These projects are all so pretty. You chose such great fabrics!

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  4. Wow, you were really busy to complete these UFOs!! Do you know what the name of the cat print fabric is? I LOVE IT. That quilt is so darling in the black and white with Red. Realllllyyy L O V E it!!

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  5. Great finishes. I love you little cabin quilt. Great JOB!

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  6. Wow, you've been busy! Great projects, Deb! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  7. Great JOb! I love the little cabin with the wind blowing the branches over (at least in my mind), very nicely done! Is this a series?

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  8. What wonderful finishes! I I especially love the curved pine trees in your little cabin topper. They are adorable!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  9. These are all wonderful but my favorite is the polka dot cats and dogs...I loves me some polka dots!

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  10. I love the Linus quilts! What fun prints in them. And the cabin mini is one of my favorites.

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  11. Great finishes! Sooooo cute. :-)

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  12. You've been very busy finishing off these lovely projects :)

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  13. Oh good for you... all those finishes and its only early in the year too! Well done. I love the cabin and pines MiNi and the other two are fantastic as well. Love the dogs and cats "special" fabric... sooo cute!
    Thanks for adding your name to Mr PhD Linky! :)

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  14. Wow, it looks like you've been having fun!

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  15. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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