Sunday, December 31, 2017

Finishes #25 and #26...I did it!!!......................................


I had a goal in 2017 to finish 26 quilts and I made it and it isn't even midnight yet!!

This little quilt with the Old Italian block finished at 37.5" x 46.5", truly a lap quilt size.  You can see the source and my beginnings here.  I always loved this block when I saw quilts made from it but I think I don't need to make a large quilt from the block.  I'm glad I tested it with a small group of fabrics.
On the back is an old batik that I got on sale and bought several yards.  I'm glad I finally used some of it.











I'm glad I stuck with this Kaffe fabric half hexagon quilt yesterday and finished the quilting late at night.  All I had to do today was trim it and bind it.  Binding all by machine.












I used a full width of the rust and black dot fabric and added a long leftover piece of the zig zag print for the backing.  They are both Brandon Mably prints.  If you click to enlarge the photo you will see I used a wild print for the binding.  I like it with both the front and back.

Tomorrow I'll do my December monthly recap and the following day the yearly recap.  Those will both take quite a bit of time to assemble.

10 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Woo-hoo, Wanda! Awesome job! I had to cook a fancy dinner this evening- my husband's birthday and grandkids over. He hates to go out for his birthday because of all the NYE craziness. Love the hexagon quilt. All the finishes are gorgeous. Way to finish the year!

Sherrill said...

WHOA!! That's a lotta finishes!! I love the Kaffe..it's gorgeous. I've never been able to get a machine binding to look nice so I gave up trying.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Mary said...

Congratulations! They are beautiful and it always feels so good to meet a goal.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations! What a great way to start the new year - 2017 goal accomplished! Hope you and your family have a Very Happy New Year - ;))

Marie said...

Congratulations Wanda - particularly like the half hexie quilt. Looking forward to seeing your recaps. Sending wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

Kerry said...

Congratulations for reaching that target. Even with a hiccup in between - overcome both very well!

Many thanks for such interesting and bright, colourful quilts throughout the year. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Woot! Woot! Good for you!! Thank you for sharing all that you do and who you are with us -- I look forward to checking in with you every day. And yes, those recap posts DO take time to put together.

Christina Davies said...

Wonderful way to close out the year, particularly since you were effectively sidelined for a few months there! The little Italian block quilt is beautiful, with a really peaceful feeling about it. Congratulations on reaching your goal, and thanks for being an inspiration for us!

dq said...

I am drooling over your #26 finish! I just love scrappy quilts and this one is adorable!