Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Finishes

I've had several quilt finishes lately, but haven't gotten around to sharing for one reason or another. The first finish I'm sharing today is a churn dash quilt I made as a housewarming present for my friend Safieh.  I killed two birds with one stone with this quilt, because it was also made testing the Kwik-ly Churned About Pattern from Two Kwik Quilters.  

I love the pattern because it gives instructions for multiple sizes of churn dash blocks, then shows combinations to use for a variety of sizes of quilts.  if none of the layouts strikes your fancy, you can easily combine blocks to form your own design, as the blocks are sized in multiples of 3" so that they all play nicely together!

I was in such a rush to finish this and gift it to Safieh that I didn't take any pictures!  She was kind enough to take these so I could blog about my finish!

I quilted an allover FMQ spiral flower design that washed up all nice and crinkly for a super-soft snuggly quilt!  Safieh and Coco both approve!

My next finished quilt was for my stepson's girlfriend.  A few months ago he asked me to make her a quilt for their one year anniversary, with green and the Baylor logo in gold, as he's an alumnus and she's a senior this year.

I chose to make a patchwork background of 4.5" squares in all shades of green, then cut the monogram out of a patchwork of smaller yellow and gold squares and appliqued it on with a blanket stitch.

He texted me the picture below, after he had given her the quilt, to show me how much she loved it!  Apparently she's now using my quilt instead of her comforter!


smazoochie said...

You've made quite a few people VERY happy with your quilts this year!
Well done!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love your churn dash quilt - one of my favrouite blocks to make.

Felice said...

You're the quilt Santa! I love them both!

Staci said...

That churn dash is just lovely!