Friday, January 27, 2012

finish it up Friday, week 12

Welcome to week 12 of finish it up Friday!

I started this quilt for a friend shortly before Christmas and finished it on the 31st of December, so it's been done for awhile. Last night I gave it to a sweet friend as a belated birthday gift (she LOVED it!), so I can finally blog about it!
I started with a simple patchwork center, made mainly from 30's prints (Hope Chest fabrics from Connecting Threads and other stash) and then added a wide white border, which I scalloped. It was my first time ever scalloping edges and I love the look! The process wasn't too bad, either. I started by watching this tutorial. I didn't want to order their special gadget for scalloping, so I used a plate and a water soluable marker and pins. A little marking and remarking the curves before cutting, and I was good to go. The results ended up pretty dandy! The edges are bound with bias binding. It's roughly a twin size, but I made it so it could also double as a table topper for her dining room table. Or it can be used as a lap quilt, too. Gotta love having so many options!

Now it's your turn! Please link up and share your finishes for the week. Remember to link up to a specific post and comment on other links so we can cheer each other on as we celebrate our finishes.
Happy Friday to you!

68 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a darling quilt Amanda Jean! I love the scalloped edge. It really sets off the quilt beautifully. Nice job ;-)

Jacomijn said...

Fantastic !!!

And those little hands that peep out on top !!! :o)!!!!!!!!

Kerstin said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the scalloped edges, very pretty!

elizabeth said...

Oh my, I need to make a baby quilt and I would love to try that darling edge.....we will see : ). Great finish!

Kate said...

I have been wanting to try a scalloped edge for a while - yours looks great!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

the scallops! love!

Katie said...

I love the look too, the scallops are so pretty!

Carrie said...

Love the fabrics you used so much that I just got onto the Connecting Threads website and ordered some! They are 50% now, if you want to re-stock. And I love the quilt - scalloped edges are on my "bucket list" :)

Chase said...

Love the scallops edges!! Thank you for sharing the 30's print shop! I have slowly collecting the 30's prints and just click the link and found they actually sells FQS.

cheers~

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I like the scalloped edge. I haven't been brave enough to try it on one of my own quilts yet.

Josie McRazie said...

Love it!! I have all of the hope chest materials and am just waiting for the right pattern to cut those bad boys up! Oh, I love connecting threads!! And I love those scalloped edges!!

Caroline said...

That is adorable! I must have watched that same tutorial ten times while preparing to scallop a doll quilt, but my bowl scallops didn't turn out nearly as nice as your plat scallops. Love it!

Shanna said...

What a sweet quilt! Love the scallop borders...and those cute little fingers holding it up for you :o)

Annalia said...

That looks super duper hard. I'm going to have to check out the tutorial.

...I guess I'd better go finish something!

Libby said...

Very Sweet..and so are those little fingers:)

Mama Pea said...

Great finish! It's adorable! Love the scallop border. I have done one of those and thought it was really fun. Like you, I love the finish it gives a quilt!

LeeAnn said...

Those little hands holding your quilt are so sweet!

Marian said...

That's a beautiful quilt! The colors look awesome.

VeeV said...

Absolutely Lovely!!!!
she would HAVE to love it!
the scallops just add to it.
and... the little fingers are sweet too!!! :)
xo
eva

Elaine M said...

Lovely, the scallop edge is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Oooooh -- I love the scalloped edge!

aneela said...

Such a sweet quilt, I love the scalloped edge!

Rene' said...

Wow, Amanda, your scalloped edge looks perfect! Who would have guessed this is a first time making one. The quilt is beautiful, and I am not surprised your friend loves it! Enjoy your weekend.

Kim said...

That finish takes a simple quilt and and makes it elegant, love the idea of using it on the table.

Happy Sewing

beth said...

Amazing what a little scallop can do!!! ;)

unfinishedquilts said...

Love this quilt! 1930's are so much fun! Love the simple patchwork, not distracting. And the scalloped edge??? Perfect!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

love the scalloped edge!!

audreypawdrey said...

The scalloped edge is so pretty! I love how versatile it is, too.:) I finally linked up to your fun party today! Yay!

Pieces of Cotton said...

Someday I will brave a scalloped edge - nothing prettier!

bethanndodd said...

Oh how I love those scalloped edges! Your friend is one lucky lady. Thanks for hosting! Smiles~Beth

Rachel's Quilts said...

Lovely. The scalloped edges look great.

Carolyn J. said...

AmandaJean,
Your quilt is stunning!! Especially the scalloped edge, gotta watch that tutorial :)

Thanks for the inspiration!
Carolyn

Kathy said...

This is a great quilt! It would work out very nicely for all those charm packs we all fall in love with. The scalloped border is perfect for this quilt.

I'm going to bookmark this quilt for future reference! Thanks for sharing.

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Beautiful quilt...just love the scalloped edge!

Sandra said...

The scalloped edging really adds to the beauty of your quilt. Lovely!

Clair said...

I can't post my grades...even though they are done. Funny, I was thinking about this quilt while I couldn't sleep last night. Maybe next week I will have an actual quilt project finished. :) I am getting close.

Rosa said...

It`s very nice and the border is awesome.Your friend will be very happy!

Donna said...

Love your scallop edging. Will have to try that. So pretty.

Thanks for the push to finish up my UFO's. Two more done.

Donna

Nicole said...

That scalloped edging is very cute. It sounds like you've built in quite a bit of versatility with this quilt. Good job!

Wonderbunnie said...

!! Oh !! I have nearly the same quilt in my UFO pile! But mine has wee fairies in it...I love love the scalloped edge. I need to think outside the proverbial box sometimes, that was perfect!

jmniffer said...

Lovely quilt. Your fabrics are wonderful and the scalloped edge is the perfect touch. I love that you did yours with a plate...who needs all those fancy tools anyway?! Great job.

Patty said...

I love this, it's so vintage looking!

Lexi said...

I actually gasped when I saw your quilt. It is soooo adorable. I need to make one!!

tarabu said...

I kinda love this. It makes me wonder if I will ever have the gumption to try a scalloped border.

familylove said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful. Love the scalloped edges, definately gives a whole new dimention to the quilt.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

What a sweet and simple quilt! I love it. What a nice gift!
Thanks for hosting!

Karen said...

Wow, lots of great finishes. Thanks for inspiring and including so many!

Mary said...

OH! That is gorgeous! I want to steal this idea. I don't know if I have the patience to manage the scallops but I adore them. You do fantastic work, as always.

Wish I were your friend!

Deb Robertson said...

I love the two wee sets of hands at the top xx

Marie said...

I love the scalloped edges, and the colors are very pretty!

Stacy said...

It looks great! Good for you trying out the scallop edges! Me, well, I am just not ready for that yet, but I love the look of them. I am so glad that wonderful people like you share yours with me. It is slowly building up my courage to finally try.

I think the cute little fingers at the top just add the finishing touch to the picture. Maybe your friend would like a copy of the photo. This way she would be able to show more people the quilt you made her and also have is as a date marker for the quilt because of the size of the fingers of your kids.

Has anyone ever given a photo with a quilt they have given?

Michele said...

Simple but really adorable. Great job.

Sadly no finishes for me to link up but I do like to see what others have been able to accomplish.

Kristen said...

Nice quilt! The scalloped edged looks so sweet. It's on my list to figure out! :)

Donna said...

I have found so many new blogs I love. Thanks again for hosting Finish It Up Friday.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow. This is so cute. Love the scallops. This will be a well-loved quilt I'm sure.

*sigh* End of January. Still waiting for my first finish of the year. Hasn't happened yet...

Becki said...

i have this picture saved as my dest top monitor background it has inspired me to create one of these and learn how to do that scallop edging. Thank you for the inspiration.

Chris said...

Such a sweet quilt! I love everything about it, the scalloped edge, the 1930s fabric the White crisp boarder..lovely!

Bobby said...

The hardest thing about making gifts for people is that you can't shout about them to everyone until after you've given them! Especially not online..it sometimes takes all my patience not to!

pam said...

Love this quilt. I also love
Connecting Threads.
I see little fingers holding up that quilt :)

Thimbleanna said...

Cute as can be CrazyMom! LOVE that scalloped border too!

quirky granola girl said...

someday i want to be cool like you and make a scalloped edge quilt :)

noelle said...

love it! could you post some up close pictures. would love to see them. well done!

Chara Michele said...

Wow! I just love that scalloped edge! It looks amazing! :)

Kim said...

Can I just say how good your free motion quilting and machine binding guides are - I've just used them both to finish off my second ever quilt, and it made the whole process so so much easier. Thank you!

Hannah said...

Wow ... those scalloped edges are amazing!! Great work, as usual!

Leah said...

Great job.

I actually finished a quilt on Friday, but due to my crazy weekend didn't get a chance to link up!

Have a great week...

Nicole said...

I love the 1930's prints, and the scallop edge really makes this quilt look great! I haven't tried a scallop edge but I do have a scallop edge Creative Grids Ruler! I hope to scallop the edge of a queen size quilt I made last year!

Carmen said...

Love the quilt and the little fingers holding onto it too!!