More projects finished!

I finished these a few days ago but I wanted to wait for sunshine to take pictures of them and I cannot even tell you how happy I am with them. And of course, I took a lot of glamor shots.I was pretty excited to put some fall leaves in the pictures. They’re lovely!
It’s easier to see the quilting on the back. The backing is flannel so it’s really soft and lovely. I did a square spiral on each block in gray thread and stippled the whole white part in white. It was only my second free motion quilting attempt and I was happy with how it went and really pleased with how it turned out.
I enjoyed the quilt draped over my neighbor’s fence for the similarity in shape.

And the wonky star is finished! I quilted it (more stippling) in a day. A DAY. And I love it. It turned out exactly how I wanted it. After these pictures I quickly sewed a label on it and took it straight to the post office to send it off.

It’s for my old roommate Bonnie and her husband Luke who are due tomorrow. I hope they like it as much as I do and that they can put it to good use.
This is the first pieced back I’ve done. I wasn’t crazy about the fabrics at first but by the time I was done with it, I was very pleased. I tried to use the slats of our wood floor to line everything up. I did however end up with a couple of puckers in the back. I tend to stretch it more than the other layers so I need to work on that.

I also completed a Pin Cushion Caddy that I have been wanting to make for a couple months now. The pattern is from a book called Seams To Me by Anna Horner but I got it when it was available on the Craft: podcast. I used Katie Jump Rope fabrics which I love. I like it now that it’s finished but it drove me crazy. The instructions aren’t perfectly clear and I don’t understand how it doesn’t get lumpy on the inside :-/ I ended up adding two pieces of cardboard that weren’t in the original instructions which kind of helped and kind of was a big pain. But all that is behind me… and I finally have a pincushion (it’s about time!).

Now I’m off to quilt the nine patch. I am trying a more complicated vine pattern for the border so we’ll see how that goes.

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