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A Finished Quilt!

2017 May 11

Hey there! It’s been so long, how are you doing? I’m ok, still doing my best to recover from whatever it is that’s got me down. In the meantime, I’ve got a long-finished project to show you. Thankfully there are tons of these in the wings – just gotta get the energy to write about them!

I finished this quilt top almost exactly two years ago, June 2015. Backed, quilted and bound it early this year and photographed it in February. Sounds like May is a good time to write about it then?!

You can read about the process I took to make the top in this post entitled “How Not to Make a Quilt” – for realz – that’s the truth! Back when I wasn’t a quilter, it seemed daunting. After my 2 years more experience it took very little time to finish it up and now it’s a kids cuddly lap size at about 44″ square.

It is quilted using the dual feed foot on my on-loan Janome Skyline S9 with diagonal lines in robbins egg blue with navy thread in the bobbin. I just aimed the machine at the next corner in line and went for it. Each square is about 3 1/2″ square finished, so it was a nice easy finish. I also used basting spray for the first time, love it!

The backing fabric is a gorgeous border print from Sarah Watson’s collection with Cloud 9 Fabrics called “Biology”. The quilt top is made from a generous amount of Cotton and Steel fabrics (from when they first took over the fabric world, lol) with a few other gorgeous prints sprinkled in.

There’s actually a label this time! Stitched in shaky blanket stitches that I was too lazy to redo, or maybe just felt like leaving it to show that I don’t fix everything before it’s posted. Found in a Missouri Star Quilt Company post lately…

Finished is better than perfect!

The colours in this are so bright and cheery. It gets used a lot even if it does clash with my red living room furniture. Quilt top fabrics are a Monthly Sparks bundle I put together for Fabric Spark two years ago, the backing was ordered from them as well. Binding is from a Solids Club subscription with Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. Both are lovely sponsors of this blog and Canadian online shops.

As an aside, I just realized that I’ve replaced photos of “quilt on a barn” with photos of “quilt on an abandoned building”. #citygirl #lol

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  1. Ann (no e) permalink
    May 11, 2017

    Hi Sherri,
    Love the quilt ;) Yes, finished is better than perfect ) I am happy that you are blogging at a slower pace hence a little more calm in your world. I have finished up our granddaughters matching 5th birthday – yikes ! – dresses for their July celebration in Edmonton. Yesterday we moved into our new Waterloo home so I hope to spend a Happy Mother’s Day setting up my sewing room on the mainfloor next to the main floor laundry ) Happy me – take good care. Happy Mother’s Day )

    • May 17, 2017

      Thank you Ann! I love finishing up projects :) Feels great! Oh wow – can’t believe your grand daughters are 5! Crazy! Have SO MUCH fun in your sewing room sounds amazing!

  2. May 11, 2017

    It’s lovely and it keeps people warm, perfection is not that necessary. I’m hosting TGIFF this week with an older project than yours so come on over and link!

    • May 17, 2017

      Hey Lisa! Thank you :) Sorry I didn’t make it to your TGIFF, next time?

  3. becky permalink
    May 12, 2017

    Sometimes the most simple layout makes the prettiest quilts. Love your color choices.

  4. May 17, 2017

    Lovely quilt you’ve made! What a lot of work you put into it! I would have given up, I think… ;)

    • May 17, 2017

      Hey Mirjam! Thank you! Making quilts is growing on me I think! Eeep! :) Plus I have about 6 I need to finish…. so it’s maybe out of necessity!

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