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August 3, 2018

Bee Hive Lap Quilt | Poolside Wall Hanging | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

Today I have two finishes to share with you!  The first is a Bee Hive lap quilt, made from the May 2018 Sew Sampler Box.


The Sew Sampler Box came with a jolly bar of Pepper and Flax fabric.  I made more blocks than the pattern called for and added background fabric and a border to bring the quilt to a really nice lap size.


I found a Riley Blake print in my stash that coordinates perfectly with Pepper and Flax.  Unfortunately, I forgot to write down the name of the fabric collection.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Bee Hive Quilt, pattern exclusive to the Sew Sampler Box.
Size:  55" x 62"
Fabric:  Pepper and Flax by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics
Backing:  A Riley Blake print
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Canna on Gratitude in white thread.

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Giveaway!


Shown below are the items included in May's Sew Sampler Box - A Pepper and Flax jolly bar, Gray Alphabitties, Creative Grids Ruler, Two Aurifil Threads, Bee Hive Quilt Pattern, and Barn Block Recipe #2.

When I finish the project included in a Sew Sampler Box, I give away the items I don't need from the box.  This time around I'm giving away the Bee Hive Pattern, two spools of Aurifil thread and the Alphabitties!  US addresses only.  Enter via the Rafflecopter below.  ↓ Scroll Down for the Rafflecopter ↓


Poolside in Island Batiks!


My second finish is a Poolside wall hanging, a new pattern by Shannon of The Flemings Nine.


This quilt is made mostly from Rise and Shine with a couple of pinks tossed in to complete the rainbow.  The background is Island Batik black.  You will find Island Batik fabrics over here.

The blocks went together fairly quickly even with that cutout you see in the chain of squares.  By pressing to one side, almost every seam nested, and very little needed pinned when the blocks were sewn together.  That's my kind of quilt - pinned as little as possible with points still matching!


Quilting is a digital design called Elements, done in black Superior Omni thread.   I am SO happy that Gratitude is back to stitching with polyester thread after the hiccup major meltdown she had with it earlier this year.  The incredible amount of fuzzies cotton thread creates while longarm quilting is a real headache because it gets stuck in the stitching on both the top and bottom.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Poolside by The Flemings Nine, available here.
Size:  40" x 40"
Fabric:  Rise and Shine by Island Batik and Island Batik black.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80 20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Elements on Gratitude

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!


Two Giveaways!!  



In addition to the Sew Sampler Box goodies, I'm giving away the Island Batik scraps leftover from the Poolside Wall Hanging.  Enter via the Rafflecopter below.  Two winners will be chosen.  These giveaways are open to US addresses only.

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Oh Yes, One More Thing!


Maker's Black Friday Sale is happening this weekend at Craftsy where you will save up to 70% off Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, and Crocheting supplies!  Sales this deep are rare, so be sure to check it out!


Card Trick, a pattern I designed for Craftsy, has been made into a quilt kit and is also included in this sale.  Get your kit today!



Last Week's Finished {or Not} Friday Feature!




It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
  • Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread.
  • Projects from this week only.
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12 comments :

Mari said...

Wow, you were busy! I love the Pepper and Flax quilt, and the border fabric is perfect for it. It looks very cool and comforatable. Have a great weekend!

Barb Neiwert said...

I love the first quilt in your post today! The colors go so well together and the pattern is so fun. Definitely going on my bucket list!

Shannon said...

Your beehive quilt looks great! I love that fabric line. I have some on my shelf waiting for the perfect project.

Needled Mom said...

I love your Bee Hive finish!

Frédérique said...

I love your both quilts!😍 Sweet and bright colors, and great patterns. Too bad for the giveaways, not for international 😉

Susan said...

Lovely fabrics in that Bee Hive quilt. The yellow is a perfect honey color!

Karen's Korner said...

Congrats on two lovely finishes.

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

Your quilts are both gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway opportunities...tough decisions on both accounts. Thank you for the link up party. It's great to see everyone's progress, especially when I feel mine sometimes lag behind.

dq said...

Two finishes? Yeehaw! You have had a great week!

I warmly congratulate you on two beautiful finishes!

Kris said...

I really love the beehive piece and the quilting on it too.

GranChris said...

I love the beehive. Great job.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Two wonderful quilts, so different but beautiful!