Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Finish!

But before that.

This is typically what I see when I look at my love seat (sometimes they all have a quilt over, under, wadded up around them)

I wanted to put up a couple of photos to show what happens when I take both of my children who are still at home (21 yo and 19 yo) to town with me and they have my camera in the car with us, but I have been forbidden to put them anywhere by my daughter.  Apparently she doesn't want people to know just how goofy she is, but she is my daughter so I think people might have figured it out by now...?

So on to my finish since I don't think the person the secret project is for reads my blog.  I'll have to wait to put it on Facebook since I know she sees my stuff there though. :D

I bought the fabrics and sewed a few blocks.

I started laying the blocks out and didn't like them at all.  Though in this picture they actually look okay!  Note to self, take a picture and look at it to see if you actually like things together!

I put them and the fabric away in the bottom UFO bin.  I bought the fabric intending to make quilt for a specific person but not for a specific reason, just cuz I like her!

Son reminded me that her Birthday is on the 20th a few days ago so I dug it all out and studied it for a day while working on something else and came up with the sashing solution.

It finished out at 64.5 inches square.  Most people call that a throw, I call it a snuggle quilt.  I sure hope she likes it!

I backed it with something a little funky looking just so it would be 2 totally different looks.  With the quilting the back even looks pretty cool I think. 

 So there is my finish.  Now I gotta get back on the Star Wars quilt.  I'm DETERMINED to stick to only it until it is done. 

I linked up at Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link A Finish Friday! 

AND at Confessions of a Fabric Addict Whoop Whoop Fridays!


Jamie Lee said...

The sashing was such a good solution and really made that quilt stunning. I like how the back is truly a different look. I bet she'll love it, and you've got it done before her birthday!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!

Pen Pen said...

Wow! You are fast! So pretty; your friend is lucky.

quiltmania said...

The sashing makes that quilt shine. Great job!

Samantha said...

Penny, I didn't put in the post that I was at the sewing machine for 8-12 hours for the last 5 days and my son pressed while I was piecing the blocks and putting it all together with the sashing which is a HUGE time saver. :D Thanks for the compliments!

Laura said...

Love it! i adore Asian fabrics and you've done such a good job with them!

Lynne said...

Quilting makes such a difference to a top/flimsy, doesn't it? Thanks for the tip about taking a photo when deciding whether one likes the layout or not! (Visiting from TGIFF)

Michele said...

Well it turned out great after all. Nicely done.

M-R said...

It turned out really well, Samantha! I'm sure your friend will love it! I often forget to take a picture of the quilt, but it is such a great idea! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

LynCC said...

Whoop! Whoop! Love what the sashing did for the blocks. It looks great!

Richard Healey said...

The quilt is pretty cool love the finish.