Friday, January 2, 2015

Final Finishes From 2014

2014 seems like so long ago...just kidding!  I realized I had a couple projects that I wanted to share. If you are sick and tired of Khaki/Raffia and Kaffe Fasset Woven Stripes, just look away!  I was on binge with this combination and to say I won't keep doing it would just be silly!  Especially since I have one more thing I am currently working on!

Back in December I started my marathon of stripes!  Stripes & More Stripes!  Initially it started out with a twin quilt.  I am happy to say it finally was finished the end of December!

57" x 88"

This one was a bit different than what I normally do.  The stripes were randomly place throughout the top ~ instead of half lined up on one side and half on the other side.  This is one of my 'go to' designs with these fabrics.  They work.  




I machine quilted 'controlled organic' horizontal straight lines.  Controlled meaning I wanted them straighter than my usual organic~wonky lines.  

And since I still had the tub of stripes strewn across my table...more pillows!  This time I made two 16" x 16" and two 18" x 18" feather pillow covers.  I loved the first one so much, I had to do it again.  Here is the first test pillow:  Feather Pillow Finish,  

This time I changed a couple things.  I decreased the center so that the feathers were closer together and I increased the sides so the feathers were centered.  I like it much better!

18" x 18"
16" x 16"
And that is it!  I will admit that I have a table runner I hope to quilt today.  It was purely for fun!  It does involve these same fabrics, feathers and an arrow!!  

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15 comments :

  1. Fantastic.....love the simplicity which also provides great eye appeal!

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    1. Thank you! I am all for eye appeal!

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  2. I love this. Seems so simple, but greaf effect. Love the colors and your cushions are so beautiful too!!!!
    Happy New Year. I love to come back!

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    1. Simplicity seems to be the thread with this quilt! It is simple...But that is what I love about it!

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  3. Wow! I love this quilt and the straight line quilting.

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    1. Straight line quilting certainly works well with this quilt!!

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  4. Man, those are gorgeous. All right by me to keep doing it.

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  5. Lovely quilt.. the simplicity, the colours, the quilting all work together beautifully! Linda

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  6. They turned out very nice. I really like the pillows. The table runner is a great idea too. Enjoy making it!

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I just finished the table runner and hope to do a little hand sewing on the binding tonight!

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  7. What a fun quilt at the top!

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  8. The quilt is beautiful in its simplicity but I LOVE the feathers! :) thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  9. I love how the feathers showcase the stripes and plaids in those fabrics!

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  10. Your opening line? Priceless! Made me laugh out loud! Really. Sick and tired of Khaki/Raffia and Kaffe Fasset Woven Stripes? Not when they are made into something by you, my dear. The quilt is nice and I love the controlled lines quilting. But those pillows are drop dead gorgeous! Me likie!

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  11. Great projects! I'm all for minimalism. Love the feathers too; I made two once for a Bee, but haven't tried any more. Maybe someday. Claire aka Knitnkwilt

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