Thursday, November 7, 2013

Finished Charity Quilt

For my first finish:

I have finally finished my Charity Quilt.  As part of the Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild, members make blocks, make quilt tops, and/or quilt the quilt. I did not make this quilt top but offered to quilt and bind it. I used this quilt to try out and practice some new FMQ patterns.

I took the quilt top at our July meeting (holding head in shame that it has been so many months).  I had is basted and ready to go in mid-October (This quilt was featured in my WIP Wednesday posting on October 16th.)

I decided to try out a blooming flower type FMQ.  It took some time getting used to this pattern and getting my hands and brain to cooperate.  In the beginning I was moving the quilt to fast then I would wind up catching the large stitching loops on my FMQ foot so this quilt took a lot longer than I had planned on.

But it is finally finished and was handed into our philanthropy chair at yesterday's meeting!

For my second finish:

I also finished up my custom combined cathedral window pincushion / thread catcher I have been working on (I described my process here).  I really enjoyed figuring out how to make the set connected (using a button) and all of the different dimensions.  I have a custom set listed on etsy now.

Not a finish but a start...

Here is a sneak peek of my newest pattern I am working called Vintage Stars.  I am making the test quilt out of Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille. 

I typically have not shown many in progress pics and details about my patterns, but with this one I thought that I would share more of my process I use to write quilt patterns.

I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, and Sew Cute Tuesday.



  1. The quilt is so joyful! I really like the flower FMQ on it. It is a pattern I would like to try too!
    The threadcather is so fresh and modern! Wonderful!!!

  2. All kinds of sewing goodness happening here. Love your FMQ pattern for that quilt and the pretty pincushion/thread catcher set.

    Oh, I'm delighted you're sharing a sneak peek at your Vintage Stars pattern. It looks so lovely... can't wait to see more.

    Happy stitching, my friend!

  3. Lovely quilt and the thread catcher/pin cushion is great too.

  4. All of your blooming flower work on the quilt is deliciously done!

  5. Your quilt looks great! I love your thread catcher/pin cushion too!

  6. Gorgeous quilt :). Love the bright colours :).

    Jenn from Mellycoddle

  7. I'm trying to be good about putting thread bits in my garbage can, which sits between my cutting station and my sewing machine, but your threadcatcher is definitely cuter.

  8. Ooh, Scrumptious looks fabulous in that pattern! Can't wait to see what it looks like!

  9. Your new block pattern is gorgeous! Love the fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing a sneak peek!


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