Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday, 9 August 2013

Friday finishes..

 This is the first time in months that I have been able to do a Friday finish post. That's because it's the first time in months that I've actually finished anything. I've started lots of things, but not finished. I'd forgotten the way a finish feels so good.  And not only did I finish one quilt, but two!! I can definitely give myself a whoop whoop!
The first one here is my Scrappy Dresden Plate. This first picture gives the over all look of the quilt, but doesn't really show the quilting that much.

 This one, to the left here, shows the quilting a bit better.
 Here's the back, showing some of the fun feathers that are in all the white background areas and the borders, and also the design that went into the plates themselves. Have I mentioned lately that I love feathers on quilts, and love doing them?
 And here's a close up of one of the corners, showing the feathers in the background, and the fun striped binding, with the faux piping, which is my go to binding for all my projects. It's fast, and easy, and completely machine finished.
 And doing the binding on the Dresden Plate is the reason I finally got this next one finished. It's a Disappearing Nine Patch, that has been quilted and waiting for its binding for months. And the binding was even made months ago, just never put onto it. I figured that, since I already had the walking foot on my machine, it was the perfect time to get this one done. It was quilted with wavy lines going across the diagonal of all the pieces.

And, once again, completely machine bound with a diagonally printed stripe with the faux piping. I'm celebrating these finishes by linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts who hosts a weekly Finish it up Friday, and to Confessions of a Fabric Addict who hosts the weekly Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.


  1. I love your quilting on the dresden plate quilt (and the quilt itself). Fantastic job! I love feathers as well, but am a little nervous about actually putting them on a quilt, ha ha.

  2. Beautiful work, Cathy! Just beautiful! And I posted this on FB, but I'll share it here, too...

    ♪♫ Happy birthday ♪ to YOU! ♫♪
    ♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday to YOU! ♪♫
    ♪♫ Happy birthday dear ♪ Cathy!!!! ♫♪
    ♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday ♪ to ♪ YOU!!! ♪♫
    ♪♫ And many more . . . !!!!! ♫♪

    Hope you have a GRAND day!! :)

  3. Beautiful quilts! And... wait... it is your birthday! Have a double happy day!

  4. Great DP finish. Love how you quilted it.

  5. Well Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
    The dresden quilt is so gorgeous--LOVE the quilting you did, fabulous!!
    whoop-whoop on two finishes!!

  6. Happy Birthday......hope you are enjoying it. Your Dresden is amazing and the quilting has made it a WOW factor!!! Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optunset.com.au)

  7. I love the first one. It's so simple (looking) and pretty and cheerful!

  8. I love the first one. It's so simple (looking) and pretty and cheerful!

  9. Both are fantastic! Love your dresden plate - so cheery. Great feathers too!

  10. OOOhhh! I want that Dresden plate quilt! Sew pretty!

  11. beautiful quilt and quilting love the striped binding and belated birthday wishes!!

  12. Happy belated birthday! And congrats on your finishes. Love both of those quilts. Did you use a four patch for your D9P corners?


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