Monday, 21 December 2015

Finish Along 4th quarter 2015: 2nd finish

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

At the beginning of October I made my list of proposed finishes.

This is really terrible - almost Christmas and only two finishes in the fourth quarter! And an almost finish!

Anyway, here is my second finish, all quilted, bound and washed, ready to be snuggled under.
Modern Maples, pattern by Amanda Jennings
After minimally quilting the leaves:

I quilted leaves in the white space. To one side of the central vein I quilted circles and on the other stippling.

Now the quilt has been washed the difference is not so clear. I then quilted swirls between the leaves and in the empty corners. The leaves subsequently got lost in the swirls! Mental note - make more contrast in the quilting. Straight lines in the background would have been better. I had intended quilting much larger swirls, but my first attempt was so uneven I unpicked it, and did a size my hands are comfortable with.

My modern maples is 60" square,
  • made from Bella solid off-white (background and backing) and prints from stash; each leaf is a different fabric
  • and sewn and quilted with Aurifil 40wt; off white in the background, and colours to match the leaves

I shall be linking up at the beginning of January with 
2015 FAL at On the Windy Sideand
 Head over there to see more wonderful finishes

And now on to the "almost finish"!
Drunkard's Path Poinsettia table topper, pattern by Anne Deister at SpringLeaf Studio
This is only a flimsy, and is unlikely to be finished before Christmas, but who knows I might get it done in the last week of the year.

It measures 36.5" square and was made in the Drunkard's Path Quilt Along at SpringLeaf Studio. I made the Drunkard's path blocks on the machine with no pins, following Leanne's excellent tutorial

Have a wonderful Christmas, whether it be white, or wet (like here!) or scorching

Happy sewing



Vireya said...

Both look wonderful. Love the maples, love the poinsettia.

Enjoy your wet Christmas. We've got the scorching one!

Chantal said...

Congrats on finishing Maple quilt. You did an excellent job. Love the Poinsettia table topper. You might have time to finish that one too since the year only ends on the 31st, you know lol. Have a great one, to you and yours. ;^)

Christine B said...

Your finished quilt is beautiful and I love the quilting! The nearly finished quilt top is fabulous! I love the fabrics you have used! Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends Marly and best wishes for 2016! Christine x

Ruth said...

Both looks great - really like the swirly Poinsettias - so Christmassy.

Debbie said...

Love your maples!

Unknown said...

I love your maples too. L I agree with what you said about the quilting, but beautiful colors and design. Your tabletop is stunning. Great pattern and beautiful, beautiful fabrics!!
Marly, Happy2016 with a lot of finishes.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the modern take on the Maple leaves and the poinsettia table topper is beautiful. I am adding it to my quilting to do list.

Celtic Thistle said...

Curves with no pins that sounds scary :) Has turned out lovely though, well done you!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting shape formed with the DP squares. Not finished yet? :-)