Friday, February 5, 2021

Finished Or Not Friday: A Quilt and a Top

 So far, the start of 2021 has been a good one...I've got the first quilt finish for the year and did it in just the right week:  "Snow Day" (an Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts design) is quilted and bound!

The Front

The Back (with the center area for the label)

If you were wondering where's the striped binding on the back:  it's not!  I did a two-fabric binding on this one.

I had liked this stripe for the front (which is actually printed on the diagonal) but not with the back.  The backing fabric was kind of "meh!" for the front.  A good while back I had seen this tutorial and bookmarked it for future use.  It worked very well and actually made it easier to turn the binding to the back and get it stitched fairly evenly from the front (stitch in the ditch).  

This is the first of the holdover 2020 projects to be completed.  It is also the second of the projects from last year's "Laundry Basket Quilts Obsession" to get to the finish line (the first was the "Lidia" mini last year).  Last year I also had been working on a lot of Blue and White projects so Edyta's design was a great scrap buster project.  

Getting to quilt this quilt was also a chance to finally establish a working relationship with "Nova" my "oldie but goodie" Brother mid arm: 

The stitching from the front (FMQ in the Nine Patch sections and Ruler work for the straight lines in the sashing rows between them)....

...and from the back

She did pretty good and I learned a lot about quilting with her.  Now's the time for more practice.  To that end there's more flimsies on parade! 

Last month I added two finished flimsies to the "To Be Quilted" Pile: There was the "Modern Bohemia" top in early January and in the last week of that month, I got my Quiltville "Old Tobacco Road" top finally done. 

While my cutting table is clear, I plan to spend this weekend putting the backs together for "OTR" and for "Indigo Weave", another of the 2020 holdovers.  It was stitched up while I visited my MIL in NC back in December.

"Weave" will be the next project to go under Nova's needle.  It's good to get something done but there is so much more still to do!  

I'm looking forward to checking out what everyone else has finished up this week.  If you are too, then head on over (or back) to Alycia Quilts for more Finished Or Not Friday finery!


Mary said...

WOW - you have been very busy doing beautiful work/fun!

Vireya said...

Congratulations on the Snow Day finish! I haven't tried a binding like that - it looks good. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Happy sewing with Weave.

Rebecca Grace said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish! Very cool binding technique. And I cannot wait to see how you'll quilt your gorgeous Tobacco Road top. Where in NC does your MIL live? I'm in Charlotte. :-)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Great finishes and awesome quilts!! Snow day is just beautiful - those colors are so pretty!!!