Saturday, 11 November 2017

finishing things






So tempted to start something new but it's getting so close to the end of the year
- time to finish up a few things first.






A few quilt details:
"Floribunda" quilt
Made from a mish-mash of stash fabrics
Simple shapes, random colour surprises
and I had lots of fun playing with the value placements in each block.
See here, here and here for earlier posts about my inspiration & progress photos
I used Amy from diaryofaquilter size chart for cutting these 'sawtooth star' blocks
{you can find it here}
Binding is 'violet static diamond' by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, see here
Finished quilt measures 165cms x 140cms
Lightly machine quilted all over by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi
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Has that 'end of year' feeling hit you yet?
Do you feel the pressure to finish a project or two, or is it just me?
Linking up with Myra for 'finished or not friday' here at busyhandsquilts
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here  

36 comments:

  1. a great stash project I love how it turned out! My favorite quilts seem to made from a great number of stash fabrics - I rarely even buy yardage anymore but keep working from small pieces (and of course they never all get used up)

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  2. I like how the traditional block looks anything but with your cool fabric combos!

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  3. LOVE your binding choice! It's perfect for the framing the quilt and bringing out the deeper shades in the blocks. End of year feeling here too........

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  4. The binding choice is daring, but just perfect for this fun, colourful, jump on to my sofa quilt

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  5. Beautiful finish! It has that vintage vibe to it.

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  6. I'm a sucker for stars and this quilt doesn't disappoint. It is just so beautiful and happy - good for you for finishing it up.

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  7. Such a scrumptious quilt. The inner border is so simple and effective. All it took was your courage to use it. I love how it blends with some of the colors and pops others up a couple of notches. Congratulations.

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  8. I adore this quilt for ever so many reasons - the fabrics, the mish-mash-y-ness of it, and the feel of the colors. WONDERFUL finish! And yes, I am working to find closure on some projects of my own. AND planning for decorating the house with a special toddler in mind.

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  9. I love your stash-mish-mash quilt! Super finish!

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  10. I love your quilt, Linda. Great colour and fabric choices. Yes, I know what you mean about feeling to finish quilts because we're coming to the end of the year. I have three on the go at present.

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  11. Beautiful 'value placement', eye candy.
    Your choice for binding, 'violet static diamond' is perfect.

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  12. Gosh, Linda, this turned out beautifully! I can't believe it's done already! Congrats on staying focused. :D

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  13. Super Linda - love the Marquee stripe!!

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  14. What a downright fantastic finish - congratulations!

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  15. What an awesome quilt, love everything about it.

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  16. Every time you show one of your quilts, I think "oh, this is my favorite!" But this one, this one right here, THIS one is my favorite!

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  17. Floribunda is really beautiful, Linda! I love all the color - so much to look at. I know what you mean about wanting some finishes - I have one that's nagging at me, too!

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  18. What a beauty! Love the prints, the quilting and the traditional block. Mostly I'm just ready to start a new year. 2017 has been filled with good, bad and ugly!

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  19. Gorgeous! I am in love with this one. It is so inviting and full of charm. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  20. I think this would be one of my favourite quilts you have made - florals, starts, scrappy - just beautiful

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  21. I'm going to jump onto the bandwagon and agree with all the other commenters: this one is such a winner! Love all the florals and scrappy surprises :)

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  22. I am just so impressed with your work..

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  23. Wonderful finish and lovely fabrics.

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  24. Beautiful finish!! It's fresh and entertaining with many the fabric surprises. Love it!

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  25. I love Floribunda and it's wonderful and fun to see all of the fabrics in the quilt. You do mish mash well. The stripe inner border is just perfect.

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  26. I wouldn't have known it was a mish-mash of fabrics if you hadn't mentioned it. They blend so well and have made a simple block look elegant. Congrats on the gorgeous finish.

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  27. This is really, really beautiful. I love your combination of prints and colors.

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  28. I really love the striped border with the addition of those blue geese. So eye catching and it brings the whole quilt together wonderfully! Course I am a fan of borders, so they always make me think about new options.:)

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    1. Thanks Audrey.
      It’s fun to see modern fabrics used up close with the classic old quilt blocks – I’m always pleasantly surprised, it does work!

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  29. This quilt is so fun to look at, Linda. I love the purple binding and the striped border. Wonderfully fun!

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  30. Lovely 'mish mash' of fabrics Linda - and a gorgeous finish. Both your border and binding are great choices. PLUS beautiful photography!! Yes, I have the urge to get some finishing done so more starting can happen NEXT year!

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  31. Really really pretty, such a scrappy feel to it; looks lovely.

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  32. Love this quilt! So fun, I am going to make one.

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  33. What a wonderful quilt! And thanks for the idea of a border. I have a quilt that I have not been able to visualize a border for and the minute I saw yours, I knew what it needed.

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  34. What a great quilt. So scrappy and then that funky sashing coming out of nowhere. Love it!

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!