2018 Finishes

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

QAYG Finish--13 Finish for 4th Quarter Finish-A-Long (FAL) 2017

The label









Finishing the QAYG was #14 on my 4th Quarter Finish-A-Long list. I named it Skittles and Sherbet because the back
is like a package of skittles candy and the front is like looking at a dish of sherbet! This was a block of the month (BOM) project that utilized Westalee rulers. If you want to read the past posts, I've listed them below:
Month 1, Month 2, Month 3, Month 4, Month 5, Month 6 part 1Month 6 part 2, Month 7, Month 8

The back

First, I inked the label and basted it to the quilt back. I had this premade label in my stash for years. It seems to work great on this project! I've decided that I am going to try to capture the particulars of my finished projects. For instance, how many hours it took or how much money I spent or what kind of batting I used. Maybe someday I might want to know that information!

Second, I stitched the binding to the quilt. I'm getting better at the machine stitching process. I sure like how quickly this part goes using the machine instead of stitching the second part of the binding by hand!

The front


Third, I added the sleeve. I wanted to use the star fabric because I thought it added to the design of the back. The challenge was that I didn't have much left. I managed to piece a number of scraps together to make enough fabric for the sleeve. This is one of those times that I actually like the back better than the front! Which do you like better? The front? Or, the back?

I used 13 yards of fabric from my stash which brings me to 58 1/4 yards used from my stash this past year. I exceeded my goal of using 50 yards over the year!

10 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful! I like the front and back equally. The front looks Christmassy to me, so you could seasonally switch which side is the front.

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    1. Nancy, it is fun to have a project that either side could be the front! Thanks! I'm glad it is in in the finished pile!

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  2. Congratulations on the finish, as well as investing time in ruler work, and going over your 50 yard goal! Passing the 50 yard line, this time, is a touchdown! Front or back? Definitely BOTH, and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I wonder what 2018 will have in store for your creative super powers,,, may God bless the work of your hands.

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    1. Luann, ruler work is an investment and I need to spend more time working on improving my skill level. I'm chuckling about the super power comment! I definitely don't have the same opinion as you!

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  3. I like both sides, they each have their own character. But those striped fabrics on the front do have a wonderful qualty to them. Congratulations, this was quite an undertaking, and you kept up with this as well as finishing many others. I think you've had a banner year!

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    1. Monica, It was a banner year! I liked the striped fabrics too. Stripes seem to bring some unexpected fun to a project. I may need to play with stripes more in the future! Thanks!!!

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  4. I love your post about this quilt and the label. Don't you wish that everyone added labels to their quilts?

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    1. Joanne, yes, labels are important on a quilt. So much documentation is lost without one on a quilt. I do understand how quilts are "finished" without a label in place!

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    1. Jude, thanks so much for stopping by. This was a "sweet" finish. Thank you for your support of the FAL program!

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