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Friday Finishes

Happy Friday!

I have two small finishes to share today.

Earlier in the week I was trying to decide what fabrics to use for the Jolly Bar Merinque quilt so I watched this video on how to make the quilt. Kim Jolly explains how to use the perfect rectangle ruler. I also looked at the Creative Grids video on using the same ruler and fell in love with a block the designer was demonstrating and decided to make that first and start the Merinque quilt later.

Ohio Star HRT Octagon

I love the circular illusion! Using half rectangle squares surrounding a 12 inch quilt gives the circular illusion. I added a border to make a small table topper.

Autumn Ohio Star

I can now check off the snail trail quilt block on my to do list! The snail trail block also has the circular movement. I’ve been following the black and white blog hop this week and decided to make a mini quilt with the snail trail block in black and white.

Snail Trail Mini Quilt

I used this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company — of course I added a little embroidery 🙂

Snail Trail Mini Quilt

Happy Sewing!

Southwest Mountain Quilt

Happy Wednesday!

The past few days have been rainy – perfect for working on my UFO projects.

When we moved last year I started several quilty projects hoping to use to decorate our home.

We have an oversized and odd shaped ottoman I wanted to cover for a little color in our great room. The furniture in that room has a southwest vibe to it so I searched Pinterest for a quilt block that would complement. I decided on the delectable mountain / lantern quilt block.

I used Bonnie Hunter’s tutorial for creating the delectable mountain block. I have to admit I struggled with the layout, eventually I figured it out. I was going for an overall Aztec look. After the slow start I finally managed to finish the quilt which measures 51 x 41 inches.

Aztec Ottoman Finished

 

I used the leftover fabric to make matching pillows. A few years ago I got several Creative Grid rulers for Christmas. One being Karen Montgomery’s Perfect Rectangle Ruler, which I used to make the HRT pillow. I know rulers aren’t always necessary – I liked this one because there isn’t any waste and it has notches on both ends of the ruler for perfect placement.

great room hrt pillow

great room hrt pillow

I used another ruler by Karen Montgomery – Scrap Crazy Six – to make the 18×18 crazy quilt block pillow. This 4 piece set was so much fun to use– easy and the possibilities are endless.

great room scrap crazy pillow

great room scrap crazy pillow

 

What projects are you working on?

Linking up with Connie at Free Motion By The River. If you get a chance stop by her blog, lots of inspiration and great tutorials.

Happy Sewing!

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