Friday, October 31, 2014

Miscellaneous Random Finishes

Lots of projects seem to be at about the same stage around here - finished tops ready to be quilted. I actually got a lot done this past week, including some finishes, but it's all pretty random.

First, a local bee I belong to held a Sew Together Day last Saturday. I took along several things to work on, and during the morning it was very frustrating because I ran into a few issues. After making a pillowcase for donation as part of the event's purpose, I tried to work on some piecing, but encountered problems requiring the use of the seam ripper. Grrr!!!!!  Then I realized that I had forgotten my walking foot and was planning to work on some SID quilting, so I ended up running home and getting it. Once I had the walking foot, the rest of the day went well.

This little quilt will be a donation. It came about from the Ugly Churn Dash quilt (check it out, it's bad!) Per reader suggestions, I ended up adding some red churn dashes; then I cut up all the blocks DNP style, and reconfigured the pieces. I was able to get it quilted and bound at the event on Saturday. It's now finished and in the donation pile. Something about it kind of reminds me of feather-stitch embroidery stitches.
Salvaged Ugly Churn Dash, Reconfigured

Once I had the walking foot, I was able to work on this secret project a bit, too. It's finished. And that's all I'm going to say about it, and this is all I'm going to show.  ;-)   For awhile, anyway.
Secret Project

And finally, I was able to finish getting my Broken Chevron top together. I started it over a year ago, but it had to take a back seat to some other higher priority projects. Now I can get back to it. I have the backing pieced and the binding prepped. And I have a plan for quilting it, so hopefully I can get that done soon. (Pardon the plastic on the deck - it was damp here yesterday when I was taking pictures.)
Broken Chevron Top

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Love that broken chevron, especially in the green!

  2. The broken chevron is amazing! I will be honest, I had to look and look again at the Ugly Churn Dash quilt. I will say it is a very interesting pattern!! But you finished it and that is always good!!

  3. Wow! You have been productive. Great job finishing a quilt you weren't loving. And your broken churn dash looks awesome.

  4. Lovin' that Broken Chevron! Is it your pattern? I'd REALLY like to make one! I found you on Whoop Whoop. Stop by my blog for a visit anytime.

  5. You have been really productive! Congratulations on finishing up the re-finished Churn Dash quilt, and I look forward to your reveal and finish of the broken chevron quilt. :)

  6. This broken chevron is unique! I love it!!

  7. I like the broken chevrons. Would make a great Teen quilt?!