Saturday, July 5, 2014

Finish Along Qtr 2

My 2nd quarter finish (yes, singular finish) was a bit lacking.   Just one completed project from the list.  My list of hopefuls is found here
I participated in the Layer Cake Sample Quilt Along hosted by Amanda at Material Girl.   Each block consists only of HSTs.   I used a Ruby layer cake along with Kona Snow.
It measures approx. 72" x 94", which is a bit larger than my normal finishes.
The rain finally stopped and I was able to take a few photos today.  The sun was a bit bright and washed out a bit of the photo, but I'm not complaining.
I had a difficult time finding something for the back.  This fabric collections contained multiple shades of red, blue, green, pink and gray.  Nothing seemed to match.   Initially, I figured I'd find some kind of floral  that would pull in some of the colors, but no luck.
Finally, after visiting 5 shops, I ended up with this stripe.
It was not at all what I was looking for, but in the end, I think it worked out really well. 
I did straight-line quilting in each block.  For the binding I used a Kona green (don't know the name of it).

As for the rest of the list, 
HST baby quilt - didn't even look at.
Summersville quilt - searched for a backing - no luck.
Economy Block quilt - cut a few more squares, but nothing more.
Kaffe Fassett stripe quilt -
It's basted and ready to quilt.  It will make a reappearance in Quarter 3.

Joyful stitching,

Linking up to 
Finish Along 2014


  1. WOW! This is just beautiful! My favorite fabrics too!

  2. So pretty and it makes me want to race to my studio and starting cutting up my hoarded Ruby:-) The perfect summer quilt!!!

  3. It's a beautiful finish, congrats :o)

  4. It's one beautiful finish though! The Ruby fabrics are just lovely and you've paired them so well together to make the blocks in this quilt.