Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: Second 3rd Quarter Finish ~ C'est La Vie, Olive!


I can't believe I've actually finished two quilts on my list this quarter ~ totally shocked, I tell you!! 



I love this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) and I actually used 4 charm packs of Olive's Flower Market by (LOVE the colors in this collection) along with some Kona White for the background.


I changed up the pattern a bit by using the full-size 5" charms for the HSTs instead of cutting them into 2-1/2" squares, so each block turned out to be almost 10-1/2" finished.  5 blocks across and 6 blocks down makes this a good size lap quilt.  The quilt finished at about 52" by 63".



First 4 blocks

I kept the quilting simple, with some straight line quilting through the centers of the blocks and some Dot-to-Dot (ala Angela Walters) in the square block formed by the HSTs. All of the quilting was done with my walking foot.



For the binding, I used a black and white Beaded Curtain fabric by Loralie Designs, and I found some fun green and white dots by Benartex for the backing.  



I also threw in some of the striped and dot fabrics for a different block on the back.  I love the way I can see the quilting on the back!






So one more finish for the 3rd quarter.  Pretty happy about that!

8 comments:

  1. So pretty, your quilting came out so well, really nice work!

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    1. Thanks, Judy ~ that means a lot coming from you!

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  2. This is a colorful pretty quilt and your simple quilting really looks great!

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  3. The quilting so perfectly compliments the quilt! Congrats on the finish, and, on behalf of the FAL crew, thank you for joining in!

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    1. Thanks so much! That's always the hardest part for me - deciding how to quilt it. :)

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