Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Finish No. 2

I made my second finish in the 2016 2ndQ Finish-A-Long for a silent auction donation to Cat Tales Rescue's annual Spaghetti Feed...a charity that is near and dear to my heart!

I used the free pattern from Cloud 9 Fabrics called Ribbon Box.  In fact, this is the second Ribbon Box quilt I have made (the first one is also on my UFO list...#28 on that list, in fact).  The pattern is great for showing off large prints. The layout diagram looks a bit intimidating at first...but careful labeling when cutting...and following the diagram make this a snap to sew together.  I mean...I have already bought fabric for my third's a great pattern!

There is a lot of the Mon Ami line by Basic Grey in the top, with a great mustard-yellow mini dot print from American Jane for a pop of color (that matches the tiny little french bread in the bicycle basket on one of the Mon Ami prints).  The background is a Moda Grunge...I believe in Vanilla.  And the backing is a print I purchased at Walmart (Ack!) but it is soooo perfect!

I quilted this quilt, which measures at a nice lap size of 55" X 63", on my new Pfaff Performance 5.0...and even though this machine loves to FMQ, I used a technique I picked up in the Jacquie Gering Craftsy class...simple serpentine lines.  I love the look!

I did a piped binding technique I learned from my LQS, A Quilted Heart.  And I just want to pat myself on the back!  The tiny yellow piping in the white binding just makes me giddy!  I love how it looks!  FYI...I cut the piped part of the binding at 1 3/4" and the binding part at 1 1/2"...googling "piped quilt binding" turns up a ton of tutorials.

So happy!  And it earned a nice price at the auction for the kitties!

Second item checked off my UFO list...yay me!

This makes finish #12 for 2016...with 56 total (and 40 from my 2ndQ list) remaining WIPs!


  1. Such a great quilt Christine! It does look like a great pattern, and it would work with such a variety of colours. Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts!

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.