My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

First Finish of 2017

It feels great to have something checked off my to do list!

I still consider myself a quilting newbie so I don’t have lots of UFO’s – instead I have lots of fabric with magazine clippings or handwritten patterns attached. I am participating in the 2017 All People Quilt UFO challenge ,  using the chart provided  to list my project goals for 2017.

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Purple Starburst

My youngest son lived in NYC for a few years and became friends with the sweetest young woman named Kim. She quickly became my friend too 🙂

Kim graduated from Northwestern University whose school colors are purple and white. When I saw the Jenny Doan Starburst tutorial I knew it was the perfect pattern for my V&Co Simply Colorful – Purple layer cake.

I love fabric with text prints. I used Inspirational Words by Whistler Studios for  Windham fabrics for the quilt backing. Seeing the words ” Believe in Yourself”, “Smile, laugh, love”, ” Today is a new day” are so encouraging!

The quilt measures 59 x 59 inches. I’m still not confident enough with my FMQ  abilities so I did straight line quilting with my walking foot.

Finished and mailed!! YAY!!

I’m linking up with Lindsey of Fort Worth Fabrics and her Fabric Frenzy Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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4 thoughts on “First Finish of 2017

  1. This quilt is beautiful! I really like the backing and what sweet gift for a friend!

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  2. Congrats on your first finish for 2017! It’s beautiful and I also love fabric with text … this one is especially nice!

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