Monday, March 12, 2018

My Giveaway Winner and 2 finishes

Congratulations to Jennifer @Little Black Cat Quilting! She is the winner of my 10th Anniversary giveaway.  I have contacted her and her prize of a jelly roll of batiks is on its way in the next few days.

I have been sewing a lot the past week or so.   A while back I had sewn a bunch of selvedges onto leftover batting strips.  I finally decided to do something with those strips.  I sewed them into columns with a narrow strip between each and added borders.  I free motion quilted using Aurifil 50# thread in white.  I quilted right through all the selvedges and tried to mimic the dots on the selvedges in the quilting at the bottom. I thought it would be hard to quilt through especially since the selvedge strips were sewn onto batting and then I used batting again to sandwich the whole thing, but no, it didn't make a difference at all. 
 I used my favourite grey solid, Free Spirit Manatee for the binding.
What! No Blue?   40" x 46"


a Moda print on the back.  


a close-up




Another finish.  I made this to show my guildmates what you can make with a 10 degree wedge ruler.  I am not mathematically inclined so I won't attempt to explain angles etc.  I will tell you that I had no idea how my little quilt would end up when I started to cut out wedges.  I knew I wanted a circle and I knew it would take 36 wedges to make that circle.  I had two WOF 5" strips of fabric and just laid the ruler on where it pleased me and cut away!  I am totally happy with the result.    

"Ombre Feathers"  26" x 26"
The circle fabric is Ombre Metallic Confetti by V and Co.  Soooo pretty! I raw edge appliqued the wedges onto the background fabric, which is Doiland Gloss in Silver from Katarina Roccella's "Indelible" line by Art Gallery.  I stippled the background using Aurifil white.   I quilted the feathers using Aurifil 40# in colour 4093 using a 90/14 Superior topstitch needle.  I topstitched the binding, Kona Glacier, on with a specialty stitch on my Pfaff QE 4.0. 


 Have you seen the awesome quilts that Christina Cameli makes with the 10 degree ruler? 

Here's the backing fabric I used.  I purchased this while visiting Quincy's Quilting in Leduc, Alberta last September. 

 

That's it for now.  I hope you get a chance to finish up a project today.  It sure feels good! 😊



17 comments:

  1. I thought you were crazy when you bought that bolt of background fabric, but you’ve proven me wrong over and over again! Your wedge quilt is just another fun and perfect example of your amazing foresight. I’m blown away by your selvedge quilt. It’s amazing, LINDA. You have such a keen imagination!

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  2. Two more awesome finishes! I love the background fabric, so funny!! 😊

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  3. Great finishes, Linda! Love your backing and binding choices on What! No Blue?

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  4. Your work is stunning! Great selvedge quilt...so unique, creative, and beautiful. And your little wedge quilt is too cute!

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  5. Oh Linda I really love the selvedge quilt! One of my fave for sure!

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  6. Gorgeous sewing projcts Linda! I have a bunch of selvedges I don't know what to do with so thanks for the inspiration...maybe I should just sew them to a batting/foundation like you have and see where that leads me! And I love your quilt made with the 10' ruler - beautiful - right down to the batting!

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  7. Total eye candy! Love your selvedge quilt, and how you've grouped your colours. Such a clever brain you have :)

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  8. Congratulations Jennifer. Two great finishes there Linda - I love the selvedge one. My collection is growing but I have no where near enough for even a small quilt! xx

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  9. Love the selvedge quilt. I will be bringing you some more in September. The wedge quilt is very interesting.

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  10. Two wonderful finishes! Your selvedge quilt is so fun and modern, and the little circle piece is just gorgeous. Love the ombre effect and that feather quilting is dreamy! The llamas are the icing on the cake :)

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  11. I don't know how i lost your blog... but it's back on my list now! haha.... I love your selvage quilt... so clever and so is the wedge block one... very inventive...
    Hugz

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  12. Love your selvedge quilt. I've been saving them for years...Now I'm inspired to put them together!

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  13. I'm in love with your selvedge quilt! I have been saving selvedge strips for so long! They are just in a mound! This is inspiration to do something with them! Thanks!

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  14. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.

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