Thursday, June 8, 2017

A finish!!

I have stalked "Friday finish" linky parties for some time now and have never joined in. It is time to join in the fun! Thanks for all your inspiration.

This week I finally finished up and shipped off my niece's graduation quilt. This is the first neice or nephew to graduate. I am so proud of her and excited for the new adventures she has ahead of her.

Three months ago I had an unfortunate fall that left me sitting around for many weeks. I quickly learned to drive my sewing machine with my left foot. 😉 What else was I supposed to do with my down time? So my sewing machine relocated to the living room (because down the hall to the sewing room was just way to far to hobble).

In my 8 weeks of down time I quickly put together four quilt tops and two backs. I also took lot of naps and pain killers. This one is the only one finished. I volunteered to make this neice her graduation quilt because I was just sitting around. I might as well be productive, right? I can only handle Netflix for a short time.

The top has MANY flying geese blocks. It felt like I would never make enough. Once those geese were done, the rest came together and I felt like I was finally making progress.

I sent it off to the quilter who quickly returned it so I had plenty of time to bind it. We chose a fabulous star quilting design that was so beautifully done! I couldn't believe how beautiful it turned out. I am a little sad I didn't get a close up photo of it.

I added the binding and we were ready to deliver it (she lives 4 hours away) when I got the phone call that she was super sick and we probably shouldn't come. Turns out she had pneumonia. I hurriedly shipped it off instead of waiting till we could make the trip. I am certainly glad I did!

The pattern for this quilt is from Modern One-Block Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Katheen Whiting

Linking to: Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. It's a beautiful quilt! I love the design with the stars. Very manly!

  2. Definitely a great job. As for using your left foot, one quilter who led a workshop at our local craft show recently advocated using the left foot as it can be better for your body if the sewing machine is straight in front of you - maybe a bit more towards the left hand? I've tried it and it does work well.

  3. What a beautiful finish! Congratulations on finishing it despite the gazillions of flying geese, and I'm glad you were able to make use of your down time for something positive!