My first finish is the "Jerseys" quilt. I've got to come up with a better name for this baby, so please, suggestions are welcome. You can read more about this quilt here. I made it for my mom in memory of her brother who died 2 1/2 years ago.
My cousin sent me two of my Uncle's old high school football jerseys to incorporate into a quilt. I cut them up, backed them with coordinating fabrics, and then stared at them for almost a year trying to figure out how to make them into a "pretty" quilt. Finally inspiration struck and I put the top for this together on Christmas day!
At 86" square this is quite a large quilt. It fits nicely on my parents' queen sized bed. I quilted each of the 16 large block individually.
|The quilt in its natural environment. Heart warming.|
|Double feather wreathes|
|Some of the quilting from the back. I got bored with pebbles and didn't like the look, but I really like leaves (on the left).|
|This is my Dad's "What the heck are you doing?" face. It was his first time as a quilt model, so he didn't realize how long it can take :) Thanks Dad!|
The other finish of the week was a quick pillow I did yesterday. It's a small lonestar made out of the remnants of a charm pack and some muslin. The star took 9 charms, plus the 8 around the edges.
I quilted with my walking foot on either side of the many seam lines in the top. This is the first pillow I've done with a quilted top and also the first I've used piping on.
|Up on the design wall before being quilted|
|The pressing on the back of this block was almost as pretty as the front.|
Making a pillow was a really fun way to work on intricate piecing and quilting without the bulk of a quilt. It's also a fun project with pretty much instant satisfaction, so I see more pillows in my future.
What about you? Any finishes this Friday?
Linking up to Finish It Friday and FMQ Friday.