Monday, June 13, 2016

A June Finish

This quilt is on its way to Fort McMurray, Alberta this today, along with six other quilts that our quilt ministry group worked on over the past few weeks.  I pieced this one over several evenings and did some simple ditch quilting and machine bound it, all-in-all the fastest quilt I've ever put together!  It took longer to take apart and re-cut the unsquared pieces we started with than it did to put everything back together again.
The finished size is about 62 x 75 inches.

Good to have this quilt completed and to begin working on some new projects waiting in the wings!


For instance, ideas abound for this sweet Jolly Bar Vintage Picnic collection - I was doubly lucky during Lara Bucella's recent blog hop featuring her newly published book Crafted Applique .. New Possibilities, winning both a copy of her book from one of her featured bloggers and one of the giveaways on Lara's blog.  I love the fact that I'd just received an order of some yardage that just happens to match perfectly one of the featured colorways in the collection.
Picnic cloth, summery placemats and napkins?  Time will tell, but I'm looking forward to working with these vintage style fabrics.  Thank you Lara!

11 comments:

  1. Great finish for your charity group. I love reading all you have accomplished. Lucky you for the wins! Picnic cloth or table runner would be perfect :)

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  2. What a bright fun quilt! Pretty colors!

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  3. What a wonderful finish on the quilt you shared and all their other ones that were sent. That's a great accomplishment. New fabric...have fun!

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  4. Nice job on the quilt for the fire victims!
    Oh, such lovely fabrics you have received. Look forward to seeing what you do with them. I love peachy, coral fabrics!

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  5. That is really pretty. You are going to love Lara's book.

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  6. I lost track of you since March, when your quilt group was just starting. Great to see the progress you've made and the donations you've done already, plus the skills you are passing on. I'm still working on Project Linus quilts for kids. Tonight my granddaughter and her visiting friend from France got to get down on the floor and place charm squares for another one, fast and easy for the rest of it and no getting on my knees, a no-no these days. Congrats on all your efforts and blessings on many more.

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  7. Yay for the win, that's pretty fabric. The group quilt is wonderful, so bright and happy, I hope everyone is patting themselves on the back for that one.

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  8. That quilt will definitely be a blessing to someone!! And outs good to get it done fast. Nice fabrics.

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  9. I love the nice simple quilt a great finish.

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  10. Beautiful fabrics, (lucky you!)and a lovely finish; this colorful and happy quilt will be treasured and loved by someone forever. Bless your Quilt Ministry!

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  11. That Fort McMurray quilt is so pretty! Someone will very much appreciate it. To think that you actually recut all those squares and it still turned out a great size - that's wonderful!
    You are more than welcome for the Jolly Bar. :) It really does match your yardage.

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