It’s time to share our finished projects for April. I hope you’re still motivated and getting those old UFO’s out of the way so something newer and better can take their place! (The link up will be at the end of this post.)
I’ll start the ball rolling with my finished quilt, Super-sized Stars. This went from four 18″ star blocks to a fun, picnic-sized quilt ready for summer.
I had it machine quilted by Carol Dockery at The Granary. She did a great job as usual! I used up my star scraps from the blocks to make the backing. I was going for a large log cabin on the back.
I stitched the binding entirely by machine. When I think about this ahead of time, I like to start by sewing the binding to the back of the quilt and then wrap it around to the front so I can machine stitch it with a straight stitch close to the folded edge. It looks nice from the front and the back shows a line of stitching next to the binding (which isn’t very noticeable.) The photo below shows the back of the quilt on top and then it alternates front, back, front so you can see how the binding looks on both sides. Does that make any sense whatsoever?
I actually added a quilt label to the back, too. It should be a healthy habit by now, but I always have to force that last step!
Now it’s your turn! If you have a quilt or other sewing project that you finished in April, add a picture of it to the link up. If you’re having trouble joining the link up, you can check out this tutorial, How to Join a Linky Party, by Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts.
I will pick two winners from this month’s linky who will each receive a package that contains a handmade necklace by me, a charm pack and a pattern.
- You may add up to 2 finished projects.
- One image per finished project.
- Project must be sewing or quilting related.
- The link-up will be open until May 7, at midnight, PST.
- The giveaway is open to USA or Canada only, however, anyone can join the link-up. If a winner is chosen that is international, then another number will be picked until it meets the criteria.
- Winner will be drawn at random on May 8, 2016.