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Friday, June 20, 2014

Three 2nd Quarter Finishes - Finally!

Yes, I finally finished up my Craftsy 2013 BOM quilt.  It is done!  Whooooohoooo!  It only took me a year and a half to get this one done, but it is done!  Two months of that were because I couldn't decide how to quilt it.  I bit the bullet and practiced my longarm free motion skills on this quilt.  It was perfect for doing just that.  It is impossible to get better without practicing, for me anyway.

I took this picture yesterday with the help of my dear husband and doggies as the sun was just beginning to set.   The orange that you see shining through is the backing.  I used a brand of batting I don't usually use anymore and am regretting that decision.  My favorite batting is Quilter's Dream.

A couple of close ups of the quilting.  Yes, I did a lot of quilting!  It has been washed and dried to a nice crinkle.  It has already been cat tested and approved.

My next 2nd Quarter finish is my Hop Skip and Jump BOM quilt.  The fabrics I went with are Bonnie and Camille Happy Go Lucky.  I had to get this one done as the Spinning in the Rain BOM with Sew Lux Fabric has started.

This picture just does not do this quilt justice!  All washed and dried as well as cat approved.  In the interest of time, both quilts had the binding machine stitched on. 

The third quilt is number two of two baby girl quilts.  Mom of the baby girl is a US Marine and Dad loves to sail.  So what better fabrics than these?

The binding still needs to be hand sewn down - no machine stitching for this one.  I LOVE the nautical quilting designs!  (Thanks Jessica for sending me here Designs by Deb.)

Here is a close up of the lighthouse and captain's wheel quilting.

And finally, a picture of the back of the quilt.  This back is pieced because I used every last bit of fabric to make it!

Linking up now with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Up Friday.


  1. What a fabulous bunch of finishes! They all look great and I love dense quilting. I laughed when you said cat approved. I don't have cats but I assume it's just like what my five kids do to mine.

    1. Thanks Julie! I bet your kids LOVE your quilts! I really enjoyed doing the quilting, even though I am not very good, yet. Next time, I will def use a ruler.

  2. I think I remember commenting on the girly nautical quilt when you first posted the finished top. I loved it then and I still do. Cute, cute! Love the stripey binding!

    1. Thanks Kat! It is definitely girly girl pink! Working with these fabrics has made me a fan of Sarah Jane. I love stripey binding.