Saturday, October 30, 2021

UFO Busting #154


It's Saturday and Happy Halloween!  The only thing I'm scared of is this quilting streak fading away again.  Last week, I posted about a recent quilt finish for my sweet niece Pickle.

You can read more about this finish here and found out how you can get a copy of this free pattern.

I've also started marking my second version of Sandra at mmm!quilts Let Your Star Shine Quilt.

I'm seeing lots of ruler work combined with some free motion fillers.  I hope to have this one all finished up in about a week...just in time for my next squirrel project...Angela Walter's Fabulous Feathers QAL.  My panel arrived this week and I'm happy to say I have it all basted up.

The challenge will walk you through quilting feathers and several feather fillers.  If you are interested in joining in, you can read more about the challenge here.  On the fence?  There is still plenty of time to grab a panel from her shop and join us on Nov 16th for some fun time quilting.

Enough about me...what about you?  Link up below and share with us what you have been up to this week.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

All Stacked Up for Pickle


Today, I am celebrating a finish.  It's been forever since I have done anything quilting related.  I guess I just needed a break from life in general for a bit.  But I'm back and ready to make the thread fly!  I hope you are still here with me.  This little quilt was started back in March.  My niece, Pickle, has graduated to a big girl bed and she is way over due for a new quilt from her favorite aunt!

It all started with this fat quarter bundle that I found at Walmart of all places.  How can you turn town Catcus and Party Like a Flock Star?  The answer is you can't.

I chose a free pattern by Amber (Gigi's Thimble) and Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl) called All Stacked Up.  The larger rectangles were perfect for showcasing those fun animal prints.

As I recall it was easily pieced in an afternoon and sadly set for a few months while I over thought the quilting.  Isn't that what we do?

October came and I decided enough is enough.  I can continue to over think the quilting...or I can just overall quilt it and get Pickle her quilt!  There are forts to be built!

I went with Aurifil #3840 French Lilac, a beautiful variegated thread in shades of purple and a simple stipple to finish things off.

Sometime simple is just what a project calls for.  

So this week I delivered the quilt along with a copy of the book, The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt, to sweet Pickle and she loved both!  She was obsessed with the purple backing fabric because it matched her pj's.  I can't wait to hear about all the adventures she has with her quilt.  Who knows, maybe she will be a ghost?

Miss Pickle isn't the only one that loves the back of her quilt.

Her best friend Jackson seems to be pretty fond of it too.  I'm sure they will find a way to share.

Since things at work have finally calmed down and I've returned to things quilty, I will be bringing back the UFO Linky party next Saturday.  I hope you will join me back here to check out what we have all been up to.

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