Saturday, September 19, 2020

UFO Busting #121


Happy Saturday!  With three-ish more days until it is offically fall, I'm calling it.  Fall is here.  I can't say I'm sad about that.  I love the smells and foods that come with Fall and it's perfect quilt snuggling weather and I LOVE that the most.  This week, saw me working away on the small wall hanging I started a month or two ago.

I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying zipping around the quilt with the 4-N-1 Mini ruler by Natalia Bonner.  It's super easy to hold in my hands and allows me to easily switch between stitching straight lines and curves.  Total win!  All that is left to do is the white fabrics, and I may be showing a finish pretty soon.

I love when I get on a quilting roll.  I get super motivated and want to quilt all the quilts...and believe me there are plenty that need finished.  When I'm in this mood for quilting, I want to look at pictures of quilting.  I want to read about quilting.  So when I discovered one of my favorite quilters, Kathleen Riggins (Kathleen Quilts) has a new book out I had to have it.

If you've never viewed her amazing quilting before, you should!  I love how she combines what is really several simple designs into intricate looking, how'd she do that ?? quilting.  Best part, that is what this book is all about.  How she combines these quilting motifs to become a masterpiece symphony of quilting.  Can't decide on what motif9s) to use next on your quilt?  She even suggests a fun little game, but I'm not going to spoil that for you.

So while thoughts of ribbon candy and pebbles run through my head, let's see what you were up to last week.  First up we have Gretchen at Gretchen's Little Corner and her Southwestern Quilt finish.

I love how all her fabrics came together in this one!  I think my favorite block is the little lizard looking like he is curled up on a rock having a good sunbath.  Gretchen chose the most perfect quilt design for her longarmer to do on this one.  Make sure you pop over and congratulate her on this finish!

Next up we have Sandra over at Musings of a Menopausal Melon and a finish that has me seeing stars and feathers!

Sandra was finally able to put her Blueberry Park fat quarters to good use in this squirrel of a project, the Sweet Star QAL.  I want to snuggle this quilt (and lick it because you know it tastes like blueberries) so badly.  Make sure you pop over for a celebratory glass of virtual wine with Sandra and check out the amazing "floppy feathers" design she quilted all over this top.  Floppy Feathers, that will keep them snuggly and warm!

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Rebecca Grace said...

1. I love how you've quilted that star block
2. Thanks for the book recommendation -- I'd not heard of that one, but I'm adding it to my Amazon Wish List!
3. I'll bet Sandra is glad that you are enjoying her "blueberry flavored" quilt from a safe distance rather than licking it in person!! :-)

Pamela Arbour said...

You did good on all your quilts. I’m with you on those mini rulers of Natalia’s. I am getting a lot of use out of them. I also go nuts over ribbon candy!

dq said...

Thanks for posting about Kathleen's book! I, like you, look at quilting every where for ideas. I, unlike you, don't "LOVE" the machine quilting process. Yours is beautiful today!

Paige said...

You make ruler quilting so easy! Beautiful job!

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