Thursday, May 31, 2012

Finish It Up Thursday?

I was late for WIP Wednesday and early for Finish it up Friday.  I wonder  if I'll ever get it right? ;)
So the two quilts for my neighbors who moved are all finished :)  Hopefully these gingham cutie pies can bring them a little comfort and LOVE from us :D
The two quilties having a cup of tea on the porch ;D
Rachel's Primary Color Quilt
Heidi's Pastel Quilt
The two hanging out on the bridge together just like old times :)
A close up of Heidi's
A close up of Rachel's
Rachel's red bias binding
Red minky for Rachel.  It's her favorite color :)


Pink minky for Heidi.
I'm so happy I put the pink gingham in the corners :)
...and I REALLY love the pink gingham binding cut on the bias :)
A last close up of Heidi's Quilt.
I wanted to do a pinwheel quilt but I messed up AND don't follow instructions well :(
BUT, if you focus on the white, you've got PINWHEELS, on point, no less !! :D  WhOO hOOO!!!
See, Annette, I did it ;)
I did stipple quilting on both quilts.  They each have our boy's names quilted into the quilt along with 2012, my name and the girls name.  For Rachel's quilt, I was teaching a friend of mine how to FMQ and so Rachel's has a star and a flower too ;D
There is one thing that I did differently on these two quilts.  I did not hand stitch the binding on...OOoooooooh.  I felt like these would be a good place for me to try my hand at binding with my machine.  They turned out well.  On one I did a top stitch and on the other I did a narrow, small zigzag.  I think I prefer the zigzag.  I am kinda sad that I don't have anything to bind tonight while we watch TV.  I guess I'll keep working on my knitting or cutting out the next project ;D
My boys are working on cards to add to the box for the girls.  I'll ship them out Friday morning :)

Now I just HAVE to make one more quilt this week (Saturday, probably) for the Relay for Life auction in Spanish Fork next week.  I am planning on the left over blues and whites from a few quilts that I have done.  I am also hoping to piece the back so I have to make NO trips to the store :)  That would be AWESOME!!!  I think it will be pretty simple and VERY scrappy ;)  Anyone want to donate a back? ;)

I am going to be linking this up with Elizabeth and SHOW OFF FRIDAY over at a Pieceful Life :) and Sarah over at The Fabric Addict for CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP???

41 comments:

  1. I just can not keep up with you. OMG!! I wish that I could get as much done as you. The quilts are really nice.

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    1. You are so sweet! I should probably start posting everything that doesn't get done around here ;D

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  2. I LOVE those quilts! So adorable! The girls will love them! I really love the gingham, I'm gonna have to do a quilt with it someday.

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    1. Hola Myra!!! It was such a fun project! When are we going to have lunch? xo

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  3. They are really cute!!! They have a vintage charm:)

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    1. Thank you, Sara! They were a lot of fun to make :)

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  4. They came out so sweet and pretty! I do see the white pinwheel and it's clever. You see, you made it work!

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    1. Thank you, Carla! I am so glad that someone else can see the pinwheels too :) Happy Day!

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  5. These two quilts are adorable!

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    1. Diane! You are too sweet :) Thank you!

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  6. Wow, they came out wonderful! I love them both, they look soo comfy! You get a WHOOP WHOOP from me! :))) I have the same "problem" with machine binding. I love the fact that it's done in like 10 minutes, but then I miss the hand stitching part which means the quilt is finished. Isn't it odd??

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    1. Your Whoop Whoops! they just make my day :) You are the BEST blog friend :)

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  7. Well done! I love both quilts, and you have some great pictures. I must try machine binding, but I am so afraid I will end up having to unstitch....I will try one day soon : ) Looking forward to the next quilt....I like scrappy.

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    1. Hey Elizabeth! Thank you so much! You'll do fine with the machine binding. I had to go REALLY slow! :)

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  8. Such nice quilts to remember the good times by...

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    1. Thank you so much! We do miss them terribly :(

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  9. Those are great quilts. Love the fabrics in them!

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  10. Those are just the dearest quilts.
    They will bring such comfort and
    joy to your friends. :o)

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    1. thank you so much :) I sure hope they do... if they ever get to them ;)

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  11. Such cute quilts! I love how cheerful they are. I know what you mean, I always feel lost without having something in my hands to sew when we're watching tv at night. :)

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! Thank heavens for knitting :)

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  12. These are wonderful! Good for you for trying the machine binding, they turned out well. As for the minky, that stuff scares me, but you did an awesome job with it! I love the check bias on the binding, super cute finish.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Don't be afraid of minky :) It's not as bad as I thought it would be. It actually quilts a bit easier that regular fabric.

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  13. These are such beautiful quilts. I always machine stitch my bindings because by the time I get to the binding, I just want it DONE already. I'm sure the girls will love these!

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    1. Thank you so much Kat! I really did enjoy binding them :)

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  14. Those quilts are adorable! Where did you find gingham checks in so many colors?

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    1. Funny story, my friend was given a HUGE lot of fabric from an "old" lady ;) In the haul was a ton of OLD gingham. She cut them into cake layers and gave them to us at a quilt retreat :)

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  15. I love those quilts - so many colors of gingham, wow!

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    1. thank you, Janet! I really had forgotten about all of the variety gingham used to come in. so much fun!

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  16. Those are two beautiful quilts! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Your Whooppy Friday is SO much fun!!!

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  17. I love the picture of them having tea. And I really like the size of the blocks too...I tend to use small blocks, but your larger ones look great!

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    1. Hey Amanda! that picture cracked me up too. I hadn't realized that they were having tea until I was editing them :)

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  18. Popping over from Lily's Quilts. I love the having tea shot as well! And the bias cut gingham borders. So cute!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ellie! Isn't quilting the BEST!!! :D

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  19. I love how sweet and simple these quilts are. What a fun project! Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Kati! The best part is that the girls who I made them for loved them :)

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  20. These quilts are so happy!!!! Someone gifted me lots of gingham fabric because I love it. Probably years old and definitely poly cotton blend. Is that the type of gingham you used in these quilts? Also the gingham seems to be so straight in all the blocks. Did you use some sort of trick when cutting to ensure this?

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