My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Friday Finishes

Happy Friday!

I’ve gotten a lot accomplished this week, being asked to stay home really hasn’t been that bad and I have to admit getting things checked off my “to do list” has been gratifying.

I finished two UFO’s from last year.

A churn dash baby quilt. I’ll be donating this quilt to a local charity. The quilt measures 36 x 36 inches. I used a pattern from Camille Roskelley’s book Simply Retro.

baby quilt churn dash
churn dash baby quilt

2. My RWB scrappy log cabin picnic quilt. Our city has a lovely water show and fireworks display for July 4th celebrations. This quilt measuring 56 x 70 inches will be perfect for hubby and I to sit or lay on while we enjoy the show.

patriotic log cabin throw, creative grids trim tool
patriotic log cabin throw

My new projects completed this week:

Aqua-Red Star Baby Quilt. This quilt will also be donated to the same local charity. I was actually able to make 2 identical quilts. The fabric used was from an old Riley Blake line by Mind’s Eye. Hopefully, I will get the second quilt finished next week.

  • Using twelve (12) 10 x 10 inch squares of fabric- one print and one background fabric
  • I created 24 half square triangles – squared to 9.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Arrange 12 of the triangles into a star pattern as shown below
  • Lastly I added 4 – 9.5 x 9.5 corner squares of background fabric
layer cake baby quilt in aqua red
aqua red star baby quilt

Floating Stars Baby Quilt: My last finish for the week was a custom ordered baby quilt. I used left over layer cake squares from an older Cotton and Steel collection to create the floating star layout. I didn’t have a pattern, she requested stars so I sketched out something that would work with the amount of fabric I had on hand and just winged it.

The quilt measures 36 x 48 inches. My customer also wants me to make a couple of burp cloths to match – I should be able to finish those today and mail in the morning.

layer cake baby quilt floating stars cotton steel fabric
floating stars baby quilt

I’ve already pulled my fabric out for my weekend project!

vintage blossom quilt fabric pull
fabric pull

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!

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16 thoughts on “Friday Finishes

  1. So many pretty quilts! I especially love the Floating Stars baby quilt. Is that your own pattern? I’m looking forward to that next project you have queued up!

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    • Thanks Wendy — yes it was my pattern! I used the magic eight technique for the star points, the star centers are 8.5 x 8.5 inch squares. I laid the blocks out and filled in with background squares. I’m looking forward to my weekend project 🙂

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  2. Great projects to keep busy with!

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  3. Hey Karla, I love all these finishes!! I’ve been starting & stopping a lot lately with all this ‘self-isolation’. I can’t seem to get in a groove 😦 I hope to get started again today 🙂

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    • Hi Sharon — I’ve been that way most of 2020 🙂 I sold several of my table runners at a local gift shop that includes “gently used” handmade items. It’s actually brought new business my way which is good — thank God we can buy fabric online ♥♥

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      • Oh wow, that’s wonderful Karla! I hope the extra business keeps you busy 🙂 Yes, thank goodness we can buy fabric online, in fact I made a purchase this week from 5bucksayard.com. She’s a small business in TX and she has some great deals!!

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      • I’ll have to try out her site…I found good deals on 108 inch backings from Marshall Dry Goods — I bought one to try out the quality and it was great so I purchased more — I’m lazy and don’t piece the backs of my quilts 😦

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      • I prefer not to piece my backs either but I don’t keep a good selection of 108 fabrics…hmmm, maybe I need to work on that!! 🙂

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      • Connecting Threads has decent prices but not the best selection. I do spend more time shopping for backing fabric than anything else. I tend to do text fabrics for most of my projects – I got the idea from Rita at Red Pepper quilts — she uses the same fabric backing for every single beautiful project she makes!

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  4. I love the Floating Stars baby quilt. What a great way to use ten inch squares!

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  5. Hi Karla! Oooooh, that last sneak peek of fabric with a half-hexie template (maybe??) looks so cool. If I am correct about the template, I have a portion of a quilt to share on Tuesday as well. What a great bunch of finishes you’ve shared today. You’ll be stylin’ on the fourth of July, for sure. Love the log cabin finish. I also just LOVE the Floating Stars! I’ll have to look for that pattern – I think that needs to go on my to-do list. Take care and stay safe. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne, yes it was a half hexie template! I’ve been using the log cabin quilt in the evening while watching TV– I love it! I didn’t use a pattern for floating stars — If you ever want to make it I can walk you through it 🙂

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  6. Wow some amazing finishes! I love the floating star quilt!

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