Friday, May 23, 2014

distressed quilt finish

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
The other day my kids came home from school and announced that they only have 10 days of school left. (We are now down to 8!) That statement MAY have struck a little fear in my heart. I'm kind of looking forward to summer, but I'm also a little scared, to be honest. It changes my schedule drastically and alone time will be a thing of the past. Yikes! The looming deadline has caused me to kick things into high gear in the sewing room. I am trying to finish as many quilts as I can before summer "vacation" hits. Hurray for FOCUS! :)
My latest finish is my distressed quilt. I love how it turned out! This is just a simple HST (half square triangle) quilt. I cut the squares at 4 7/8", cut them once on the diagonal, then sewed all the pieces back together, pairing a light and a dark value triangle for each block. I pressed the seams open, then assembled the blocks together like regular ol' patchwork.
Nothing fancy for the quilting, just a simple stipple. It produces a nice texture, though, and that's what I was after. The 30's print on the binding was from my stash and I had JUST enough. I love it when that happens. I also love how the little yellow dots tie in with the backing fabric. I machine bound it to finish it off.
Most of the fabric is from the line Nana's Pantry from Connecting Threads. I did add a few pieces from my stash as well.
Some of the fabrics were distressed using this method.
The quilt measures about 52" x 64".
I've now made 3 pillows and an entire quilt from these fabrics, so I am done with them. If you would like to win these scraps, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, if you have any suggestions for summer fun with kids, I'd absolutely love to hear them! It can be something you've done with your kids, or something that you loved to do as a kid. Only one comment per person, please. (International entries welcome, as long as you are willing to pay the shipping overages if sent outside the US.) Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Now it's your turn to link up your finishes for the week! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!


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monica said...


Tabitha W said...

I've just found you and your blog, and as a brand-new quilter I just love the tips and inspiration!
And who doesn't love stash builder scraps? I mean, really!
As for summer activities: popsicles. Definitely popsicles.

Becky said...

I'd love to add some new scraps to my stash!

I always want to plan lots of fun activities with my kids and they seem happiest just playing with friends!

PeggyPeaches said...

On our summer to-do list is *botanical garden trip; *visit the local state college (2 middle schoolers at my house - can't start "encouraging" too early!!!); *water balloons!! *lots of popsicles

Your distressed quilt is beautiful in its simplicity!

CindySew said...

Luv your scrappy blog and all those amazing quilts. Summer fun is visiting with grandparents, helping in the garden and keeping cool and wet.

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