Hello friends! If you had a hard time finding TGIFF with me this week, I apologize. My web serving was affected by the hurricane in Florida and I had to temporarily host through Instagram (which is a little unorthodox for TGIFF). It's Friday morning my time and the web service is back up so I'm sharing my project here now. I hope you'll link up your finishes below for TGIFF.
I *finally* finished a quilt this week that has been in the works for quite a while. It was quilted by @threadedquilting back in January 2020 and has been waiting to be bound.
This 45” x 63” lap quilt is one of three sized in my Scattered Squares pattern which will be released next month. Be sure you're on my mailing list so you don't miss the announcement when it's released.
Please link up your FINISHES below with me for TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday).
I'm super excited about my lated finished lap quilt. I love the palette and look forward to cuddling up on the couch with it.
Three years ago I started Amy Ellis's Waterfall Quilt. I really loved the wash of color over the quilt. She had made two monochromatic versions in blue and green. At the time I started, solids were quite minimal in my stash.
The majority of my stash is blenders, fabrics that read as a single color, so I focused on those prints. I started with my favorite palette: navy, turquoise, and lime green, and added from there. It was a challenge to pull all the lighter values for this project, but everything came together from my 2018 stash once I chose to add in the mustard yellows.
Part of the charm of this pattern is that there is a gradient of color or value with pops of other fabrics occurring throughout. My finished quilt is approximately 45" x 54", which I'd consider a one person lap quilt. :-)
I color blocked the back of the quilt with fabrics from my stash. I absolutely love the jellyfish print and was glad to use that fabric on a project that is staying in my house.
Hard to see here, but you can see my simply organic curvy quilting in the photo below, and the first photo at the top of this post. I really enjoy how this block-based quilt doesn't look like it's made up of blocks.
I finished with a scrappy machine binding, mostly from fabrics used on the quilt top.
Happy to finish this one up from my WIP list.
I was inspired after I finishing my last 6 blocks to continue and finish my Waterfall quilt top. I started by putting all the blocks up on the design wall. With this type of project a person could move blocks around for a long time, but I opted to stick with the initial layout and get to sewing. I made just one switch as I was trimming and sewing the blocks together.
I'm so happy with the colors in this project, all chosen from my shelves a year ago when I started the project. The beauty in this pattern comes from having a range of values. I used the black and white photo below to check that my fabrics had a wide range of values. This is a great trick for assessing value when you are using prints and/or multiple colors.
The Waterfall quilt pattern is by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. My version is the (generous) baby quilt size, 45" x 54", which we will use as a small lap quilt. I love that it's a pattern you could make multiple times and they'd all be a little different.
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