TGIFF Hosting-February Color-Block OMG Finish
Today is the first day in 2020 that we are hosting TGIFF, Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! I’m sharing this mid-day on Thursday so that our friends in all time zones may easily link up. Click the icon below if you’d like information about hosting a TGIFF day yourself. Our usual I Love Thursday post about our likes and loves for the week was shared yesterday. Today, we’ll introduce our 2019 Color-Block quilt all complete.
Friday Finish and Color-Block to Share
Yippee! I am so very excited to share the Friday Finish with you on TGIFF. This is our 2019 Color-Block quilt top that only had to wait its turn for quilting since the end of last year. That’s a pretty good turnaround time for me. We’re participating in the monthly color block challenge again this year so we will have a similar quilt top next year.
Here’s how it looked at the end of 2019 – well, it may not have been on the design wall because something else was more pressing. With nary a thought on how to quilt this, it was banished to the extra chair in the sewing room.
Color-Block Help From a Friend
Just when this piece may have languished about for all of 2020, inspiration struck in the form of another quilter. Kathleen of Kathleen McMusing shared her 2019 color block finish and quilting pattern. “Heatwave” is a pantograph and it looked like something I could try on my domestic sewing machine (on the left). Pantos are usually for longarm quilting machines.
I showed both ideas to Sue and she threw me a curveball when she chose the “Flame” design (on the right). I had to agree with her choice because I thought it would be quicker to stitch and also less dense for a softer-feeling quilt.
Getting Color-Block Busy
Layering began in earnest and before you know it I was quilting. Nothing really helped me to remember what I was supposed to be stitching. I tried having the reminder right in front of me on the sewing machine.
Lost in thought sometimes just occurred which caused me to stitch a few random blobs. In the end, it just doesn’t matter. Using up the last of this favorite fabric for the backing, I will have to see if this swirly spiral design in lovely beige is still available for purchase. Can’t you just feel all the squishy goodness on the closeup of the quilting?
TGIFF Color-Block Finish
Happily enough, this finished quilt came together easily enough. This post is going to serve multiple duties as I’ll be sharing it on Alycia’s Finished or Not Finished Friday, Michelle’s Beauties Pageant and also Patty’s OMG Elm Street Quilts link-up parties. I really enjoyed snuggling under this quilt as I tacked down the binding.
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