Friday, June 28, 2013

2 Finishes on Friday

Things are cooking in my quilting room and I've got 2 finishes for Project Linus that are fully baked~!
"Come Sail Away" is a simple pattern of my own I call Noodle Recipe because it uses 2.5" strips which at the time were known as noodles in the online swaps I participated in. A perfect quick and easy charity or baby quilt!  It measures 40" x 40" and I made a bunch of tops using this pattern in 2006.

I used a flannel from my stash to back it and picked the lime binding to match them both. The quilting is a simple grid using white Auriful thread. I love the splashes of orange in this quilt!
My new cutting table (click HERE in case you missed it!) has been completely broken in with sandwiching and trimming now. I have NO excuse to put off sandwiching anymore!
I had just set the trimmed quilt and binding down and when I turned around after clearing up my scraps guess who had sneakily made it his own? LOL... only a Mean Momma with finishes on her mind would disturb that comfort!
Finish #2 for today is "Kitchen Sink Strings" which I'm estimating a start date of 2008 during my Era of All Things Strings. This quilt measures 42.5" by 56.5" and contains a little bit of all kinds of fabrics (a few shabby chic blocks, some Christmas, Easter and I guess what ever I had in my string bin). This one doesn't have a centering strip of one color and I really like the random scrappy look.
The pastel corner fabric shown here was used to make the crib layette I made in 1991 when I was pregnant with our daughter. Vintage! I used fleece for one step batting/backing per my usual string finishing method and used a variegated Star thread for quilting.
And, I used a new binding foot that I had bought back in April after a recommendation of this Ebay store by Teri who blogs at Patchwork Playground and shares my Juki TL2010q love. It worked like a charm - I attach my binding to the back, then pull it over and butt it up against the left edge of this foot to sew it down from the front - easy peasy! Thanks Teri!
I'm linking up to TGIFF@Blossom Heart Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop@Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Feline Friday@sarah did it!, Let's Make Baby Quilts@Michelle's Romantic Tangle and Finish it Friday@Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Congratulations on two beautiful finishes! Love the sunny, summery feel of the first one! I need to try machine binding. I enjoy hand sewing down the binding but sometimes, it would be nice to have a faster solution. Isn't it nice when a gizmo (eg your new foot) works like it is supposed to?!

  2. I just love "Come Sail Away!" It's always nice to find a pattern that lets the fabrics have center stage. I love the orange in the quilt, too. I have a dragonfly fabric that I've held onto for years waiting for the right pattern to come along and this just might be it. I haven't wanted to cut it up it is so cute! Thanks for the great idea. Love your blog.

  3. Maybe someone wants a flannel quilt of his own?! I don't blame him.

    Love your quilt pattern - we have been urged to make donation quilts in guild and I might just borrow your pattern. I have several older books that refer to strips as worms...It did make for funny book titles :)

  4. I love your quilts, and your baby is gorgeous! I wouldn't be able to wake her up either!

  5. More finishes! You are going to cut that pile in half by the end of the year. I love all my new feet! I am glad you like the ones you received too.

  6. What sweet quilts and that is a very neat foot for your machine!

  7. Deb, I love your Noodle quilt - a great design! And your string quilt is fabulous. Whoop whoop!!


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