Friday, January 17, 2014

Friends and Quilts make life more colorful - a finish Friday

Another finish!  I am super excited to share this one, because I've been wanting to work on this for months, but only got a chance to after the holidays.

Doll quilt turned wall hanging or sewing mat

The center block pattern is by Better Off Thread.  It is called NY Beauty Circle of Flying Geese, and you can get it in various places including HERE at Craftsy.  I added pockets, a thread catching bag, a loop for scissors (per request) and some loops at the top.  My swap partner can decide if she wants to use it as a wall hanging in her studio or as a sewing mat, similar to the one I made for myself HERE.

Doll quilt finish

The paper piecing in the pattern is pretty straightforward, but matching up those inner curves was a bit trickier!  As you can see from the picture below, my black circle is a little wobbly.  I hope my swap partner will excuse these areas.

Center of my mini quilt


Friends and quilts really do make life more colorful!  Wouldn't you agree, Benta?  I hope to get this in the mail to you on Tuesday.  Thanks ever so much for all the wonderful things you sent me!  I use my iBag everyday.

Thanks for reading,

Jen

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23 comments:

  1. omg this is absolutely stunning and brilliant!!! I love it! <3

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  2. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pattern, the piecing and the quilting is perfect. Congrats on an amazing finish!

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  3. Looks fab! Congrats on your finish.

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  4. It's gorgeous! I also love the one you made for yourself! What a great idea to add the magnetic closure for the thread catcher! You are very talented!

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  5. oh this is absolutely wonderful :-)

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  6. I wish I was your swap partner, just fab :D

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  7. This is amazing! I seriously gasped when I saw the thumbnail and knew I had to come check it out. I love everything about it and I too wish I was your partner. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with TGIFF!

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  8. That is fantastic! Could you please stop calling yourself a newbie now, it's making me feel so inadequate?……only joking!

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  9. Oh Jen, I don't know what to say, I read the post but didn't dare to hope it was mine, I can't tell you how much I love it, and how much I love you!!!!!!! I can't possibly hide it under a sewing machine! It is just, just, I give up, I'm lost for words, I love, love LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  10. Wow this is stunning. Absolutely beautiful

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  11. Fabulous Jen, Benta we are all jealous!

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  12. This is gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

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  13. Wow! Gorgeous! I have the Better Off Thread pattern but haven't attempted it yet. Great work!

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  14. The pattern was really clever, then you added the strips on the bottom to hold stuff, whoa! now it's really clever
    leeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautiful, and what a wonderful gift. It is a treasure.

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  16. Jen, this is just gorgeous! Such a terrific quilting job with super fun motifs expertly arranged. Thanks for the eye candy. :D

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  17. My first thought was "gorgeous" and obviously, I am not alone. Awesome job, Jen.

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  18. This is FANTASTIC. It is not just beautiful but useful too :)

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  19. Wow! She is one luck swap partner. I just love it. Nicely done.

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