Friday, June 28, 2013

finish it Friday, 6/28/13

Welcome to finish it up Friday! I have a few finishes today. Some were waiting around for a good long time, so it feels great to wrap them up!
My daughter has a new little skirt! I had the fabric washed and dried for months. Once I sat down to sew it up, it probably took me 20 minutes. (Why do these things take so long? Good grief!) She squealed with delight when she tried it on. That will never get old! She's wearing it today and she looks adorable in it! I'm so glad that she will still wear handmade things.
This is a little zip pouch that I made last July at quilt retreat. It was ok, but a few days ago I added a gusset so now it stands up and has a bottom to it. The pouch went from "meh" to "hurray"! What a difference a gusset makes! I gifted this one to a friend and she loved it.
One more finish...I posted my mini 9 patch pin cushion tutorial! That one was on the to-do list for about 6 months. And the fact that I managed to upload all those photos on my DSL internet connection? Nothing short of amazing. :)
Since last Friday's confession I managed to piece 4 quilt backs! I even got two quilts basted. One step closer to finishing some of those WIPs. That's pretty exciting!
 
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Happy Friday to you!
 
 

30 comments:

beth said...

Great BUNCH of finishes. Love that little skirt!

Il Gufo Creativo said...

Wow!
Great artworks!

Mary

Frances said...

Wow, a great set of finishes. Love the cute animals on the skirt - it must be fun to wear.

Beth said...

That little pin cushion is adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute little skirt - she will probably wear it every day this summer!

hydeeannsews said...

i have skirts that have been waiting around for way too long. good to know they will be quick!

and your 9 patch was darling!!! i need a quick pincushion. this will be perfect. =) thanks for the tute.

Whitney M said...

Wow! Love the 9 patch! I've been trying to email you a few questions but I think it's going to your spam. Could you email me when you get a chance? Ryan.whitneymoss (@) gmail (dot) com

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's such a sweet little skirt, and I like the zip pouch too.

Jennifer said...

I saw the nine patches earlier this week! Very cute! That's so cool that your daughter loves that little skirt. I miss those reactions from daughter.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Cute projects... so fun to sew for little girls!

brigitgail.com said...

You had a busy week! I love the combination of patterns and colors in your pouch--really lovely! I also wanted to say a huge thanks for hosting Finish It Up Friday. I just started my blog and Etsy shop and it has been the biggest source of traffic so far! Not to mention that it is really fun to click around and see what everyone it up to.

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Thanks for hosting! I need to remember the gusset trick.

Emily said...

Oooo, I like the pouch! And yay for getting quilt backs done! <3

Karen said...

Oh that skirt is just adorable, makes me want to be a girl again! :o)

Needle little Balance said...

Such a cute little skirt! Have a nice weekend!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Love the pin cushion and the zipper pouch. I am making a bag...my first, and I had to look up what a gusset is:) Stand up is way better. Great fabrics.

jan said...


Hi AmandaJean,
I love the pouch and the little pincushion. I just made a mini log cabin and can't wait to make yours. And I know whatcha mean about the slow DSL business. Have a great weekend
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

JHNickodemus said...

I made a few skirts out of quilting fabric for the summer too and I'm loving them. It's so crazy how projects seem bigger in our head than they really are!

Clair said...

Didn't get any projects done...too much out and about time. I did manage to buy fabric two different days, go to lunch with coworkers, clean out the rest of my cupboards and closets, had a job interview and went to a funeral.

Kathleen said...

Haha! I love the phrase "what a difference a gusset makes" Too true... l think that every morning... :D

Kathleen said...

Haha! I love the phrase "what a difference a gusset makes" Too true... l think that every morning... :D

Suzanne said...

I finished a hat last week that I had knit up forever ago.
What did it need?
A pompom.
How long did that take? Fifteen minutes.

We are kindred sisters.

You were very productive for both of us this week. I have one more thing a-l-m-o-s-t done. I'll share it with you very soon!

Mama Pea said...

I do the same thing. Have everything ready, but just don't get 'er done. Good job! You had an amazing week of finishes!

capitolaquilter said...

So sweet that your daughter takes delight in the handmades you create for her. Tackling UFOs always feels good.

Mary said...

Hey! I love your pouch!! So elegant and standing out! Congratulations!

Glynis said...

Sew... you moved!! Hurray! Congratulations! Your prayers, patience and persistence have brought good fruit! Looks lovely! Enjoy!!

margaret said...

you have certainly been busy this week lots to share with us and give us a guilt complex!

Glynis said...

Danyelle,my almost 10yo, keeps asking me to teach her to make a skirt or skort. I keep saying we need a pattern. After seeing your post she said, come on Mom, it looks simple. Why DO we make it so hard or make it seem likes it takes so long. And I gotta make your little pincushions, with some of Grandmother's scraps of course - gotta heed your admonition to use those scraps. Ceasing procrastinating, and I am doing! Thanks Amanda Jean for sharing the process!

Live a Colorful Life said...

When I get back from MN, I'm planning on tackling a BIG stack of UFOs. We'll see how that goes...

Michele said...

All great finishes.