Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Finish-Along ~ First Finish for the 2nd Quarter

It always feels good to finish a quilt ~ even if it's just a small one.  I finished my Garden Fence quilt yesterday and I'm lovin' it!  And I'm proud to say it's my first attempt at free-motion quilting on an actual quilt.  Most of the quilting is straight-line,  but I did add a little flower in each of the block centers.  I now see what they mean when they say your quilting doesn't have to be perfect to look good ~ especially from far-away.  :)  I'm happy with my little flowers!  So here are some pics:

Thirteen of the sixteen blocks were from the members of the Newbie Quilt Bee Hive #8.  They all sent gorgeous blocks, but I think the block with the little bug jars has to be my favorite!

You can see the flower centers a little bit better on the back.  :)  The fabric for the back is Lotta Dots in Honeysuckle from Connecting Threads with a grey and yellow floral that I had in my stash.

I love a good stripe binding, so I had to add a grey & white stripe to this one.

Here's to checking off the first quilt on my 2nd Quarter List!
Linking up with TGIFF at Quokka Quilts.


  1. This is fab, I love the colours!

  2. A lovely finish! The back really shows up your quilting beautifully... I struggle with fmq but am inspired to keep trying!

  3. Beautiful finish! Your fmq flowers are a great little detail.

  4. Your garden fence quilt is lovely and the stripe binding is perfect! You did a great job with the FMQ. I'm quilting my garden fence quilt at the moment but I am only doing straight line quilting. You have inspired me to be braver with trying FMQ next time!

  5. This is so beautiful - I really love grey and yellow together and your striped binding!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*


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