Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Finishes...

... and I only have one actual finish this week, the Quilters Sew Love wall hanging for my sewing room, which I posted about earlier this week. I also dug out my next "Get 'er Done" challenge panel, and have it bordered and ready to pin and quilt. I'm so glad these have been sewing up so fast. Maybe there's still a chance I'll make it through the list this year!

(More on this wall hanging in my last post, if you'd like to see the details...)

With all the sewing I've been doing this week, it's hard to believe I only have one actual finish to show for it. But I am on the verge of a few more...

I'm working on two sets of Bug Jar blocks for a swap. So far, the 20 ladybug blocks are done:

And I'm almost finished with the butterfly blocks (ten down, ten to go). These will probably be finished today, so I guess this swap could be considered finished -- for now. lol

And what I've spent the most time on this week is the Fresh Fruit quilt from my UFO challenge list. I got my top together this week and am almost finished with the quilting. I stitched in the ditch around each of the fruits and then densely stippled all over the background, thinking it would make the fruits "pop." I just have the border to finish quilting today and then it'll be ready for binding.

My free-motion is still far from perfect, but definitely passable. lol I love it!

(If you're sitting on the fence about trying free-motion quilting, as I have been for years, I encourage you to just go for it. I am having so much fun since I finally took the plunge just a couple weeks ago. It's amazing how quickly you catch on once you get started, and the quilting possibilities seem endless now. Give it a try!)

I'm linking up today with Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday and Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish it Up Friday. Check them out! ;o)

11 comments:

KristyLou said...

Your free motion is amazing. Someday I will try it :)

notes of sincerity said...

Everything looks so nice. I am in love with those little ladybugs! :0)

Chris H said...

Your finish is gorgeous.
I am too scared to try free motion! Last time I tried it I made a dismal mess.

Rebecca said...

Those Bug Jar blocks are so fun! And your quilting looks great!

tara said...

Cute jars and great quilting!

supermom said...

Your bug jar blocks are really fun. And you're right... free motion quilting is really fun. I only starting a couple of months ago and love it.

Carla said...

It all looks so pretty! I've actually just started FMQ and it is fun once you get into the grove of things.

amandajean said...

glad you took the plunge into free motion quilting! that's awesome to hear. thanks for linking up to finish it up FRiday!

Mrsblocko said...

That fruit quilt WIP is awesome. Paper piecing terrifies me!
Love the bug jar blocks. I just finished my first full sized quilt this week..a jar quilt!

I've enjoyed my visit to your blog today. :)

Shawn said...

Your free motion quilting looks great, I love it too, but always feel like I get "lost" when stippling ... Your quilts look wonderful!!!

amylouwho said...

Those bug jars are really cute! My mom was doing those blocks too!

Thanks for linking up!