I finished two of my Kate Spain projects yesterday and I'm in love!! The quilt was on my Q3FAL list (found here) and the little pouch came together so quickly in just one evening. The quilt was even more impressive. Start to finish was only ten days. It shows that when I'm really jazzed about a project I can crank it out really quickly. I really love the color and scale of her prints and both projects finished up so well.
So those are my awesome finishes this week. I'm linking up at my favorite places again. TGIFF, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Finish It Up Friday.
|When I finished the quilt it was raining. I wanted to take a picture of the quilt anyway because rain was on the forecast for every day this week. I think the picture turned out okay but the quilt was awesome!|
|Here's a fun angle on the quilt also in the rain. While trying to get this picture I stepped on the quilt with my muddy shoe (!!!) so the photo session had to stop.|
|I washed the quilt last night and it wasn't raining this morning so we had another photo shoot. I really love how this quilt turned out. I followed the Charming Stars pattern but I made it bigger at 5 by 6 squares. It turns out being about 81" by 95".|
|I did straight line quilting on this one about every inch. I am so happy with it! The look and the texture both were better than I imagined.|
|Here's a closeup of the back and binding. This purple Cuzco print went so well with the Good Fortune flower print. I love it!|
|My other project was much smaller and also finished yesterday. This adorable Kate Spain Cuzco pouch was made following the Quilted Patchwork Pouch tutorial. The pattern calls for a 1/2" D-ring but I could only find a 3/4". It's my only complaint about this one. I really love how it turned out. I may be overusing the word love in this post.|
|I did diagonal quilting making little Xs in the blocks. I've never tried that before and really like the look of it. It would be fun on a patchwork quilt. I usually go on either side of the seam but with 2" squares it seemed a little much.|
|I used more of that purple Cuzco print for the lining. As much as I love fun quilt backings I adore fun bag linings even more.|