Friday, May 17, 2019

Just Dandy Quilt Finish!!!

I don't know why I am surprised each time May comes around that the month always just fly's by.  You would think I would realize by now that with school coming to a close and all the programs, concerts, and ballgames  (not to mention a little Market secret sewing )   that May is always in super speed :)  So two weeks ago, I realized I just needed to sew something to feel like I could finish something.   And that is when I saw this stack of 2 patches that were left over from this Dandy Annie Quilt  that have been sitting on the back corner of my sewing desk for almost a year, just waiting to be made into a quick finish.  The next day it was on the long arm and TaDa!!!!  A Just Dandy simple Patchwork quilt finish ;)

I know I say it every time, but simple patchwork is just oh so fun and perfect when you just need a quick finish.  I think the quilt top was sewn in about an hour and a half.   And then I went straight to the long arm. 

I had so much fun quilting this ;)   I did my Wavy Peel design in the squares, which is a super fun way to give that double arch look without worrying about having to make perfect arches with a ruler.   This free motion design is actually in the 180 More Doodle Quilting Designs, just FYI as last time I showed this design someone was asking how to do it ;)    And as I am still not a feather expert, I was grateful that the 402 Pearl So Fine thread blended really nicely into the border fabric.  It for sure shows the yummy texture, but not every time I slightly missed backtracking on the lines of the spines and petals :)

Oh, and you might have noticed, at the beginning I said 2 weeks ago, but I am just sharing this today . . . . Ya, I had so much fun quilting this on the long arm, I kind of got myself into a Long Arming kick for the next little bit and whenever I could squeeze in a minute, I was quilting ;)  Which means I have 3 other quilts done, that are just waiting for binding.   Which is what I was doing this morning on this quilt to be able to share the finish with you ;)   Please tell me I am not the only one that gets on piecing kicks, and then quilting kicks where you do all of one and none of the other for a good week???

But anyhow, I am super excited to have finished this Just Dandy quilt and I won't even have to tuck it away for long as a sweet friend is expecting a new little girl ;)   The quilt finishes at 44" square so it is going to be just perfect for snuggling up a wee one in.

Thanks so much for popping in today and sharing this Just Dandy finish with me ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!  Which is pretty easy this weekend, right, as we get to see all of the amazing pics from Quilt Market ;)    Which I promise, I will share some of that secret Market Sewing next week!!!

Until next time ;)

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  1. That's such a sweet little quilt. I have all of Robin Pickens fabrics - her prints and colors are fabulous!

  2. That is a great looking quilt: your feathers look beautiful to me! I think 44" is perfect for a baby quilt: big enough for the child to use it for quite a few years, and yet the backing doesn't need to be pieced! ;)

  3. What a lovely quilt - and lucky baby!
    I've just been on a 'piecing kick' - had all sorts of blocks made up and then I stashed them - pulled out a few this week, found a few more WIPs - and have 6 quilt tops to show for it! Feels good - and they're all going to a charity that's just looking for tops! Win-win!

  4. Woah! this is a great design. Can you make one for me lol.

  5. I am bad too, about getting on a 'rant' with piecing, and quilting. I am so much at fault for piecing, and then I ignore finishing . . . . . but what can you do, just keep quilting


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