August 16, 2019

Custom Farmall Tractor Throw Quilt | Last Finished {or Not!} Friday Party at Busy Hands Quilts

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Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a custom Farmall tractor throw quilt for a friend.  There are the cutest farm scenes with little farmer boys, barns, cows and calves, and of course tractors.

I used loopy hearts for the quilting because this quilt will be a memory quilt to my friend.  Her mom recently passed away, and she found this quilt kit in her mom's things and decided to have it finished.

My friend wanted flannel on the back, and I found a high-quality flannel at Fat Quarter Shop.  The green coordinates with the quilt front much better than this picture portrays.  This fabric is much more substantial than most of the flannels out there.  I prewashed it because flannel is known to shrink more than regular cotton, and I wanted to get any extra dye out as well.  These great quality flannels won't break the bank, and you can find them right here.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:   Arcadia, available right here.
Size:  Lap  49" x 61"
Fabric:  Fabric International Stripe Border with Farmall fabric and coordinates
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Loopy hearts on Gratitude in black thread


I am giving away the scraps leftover from this quilt.  There are (7) 2-1/2" x WOF strips, scraps, leftover strips sets, quite a bit of border stripes, and some black.  There's enough for a table runner or wall hanging or something small like that.  Winner pays postage of $5.  US addresses only.  Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 21st at midnight.  Enter via Rafflecopter below.

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Nine Patch quilt by Sew Yummy!  Y'all thought it was yummy too, because it had a lot of views.

Sew Jess's UP Pixel Quilt!  And that's not a crocodile like I was imagining; it's the Upper Peninsula (of Michigan, I am presuming).  The squares are 1.5" finished - that's 1344 squares to be exact.

Morning Glory Mosaic by Kathleen McMusing!

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For the love of geese said...

Good luck on where your ventures carry you.

Snowcatcher said...

Thank you for hosting this link-up for all these years! Thank you for enabling us to admire each other's work and form such a wonderful virtual group of supportive quilters!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm sure Alycia will do her best with it. Good luck with your new adventures.

Allison said...

Thanks again for hosting this great link-up Myra. And thank you for passing on the baton. It is a great place to find inspiration and discover quilters around the world.
Hope you enjoy having more time to work on your pattern ideas.I look forward to seeing them and reading your emails and blog posts. :-)

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for hosting this linky and having it continue with another person. It is always fun to see what people are up to. Thanks very much for the feature this you can see I am a little slow getting to things, but I am doing it. Will keep following you and watching your journey. Wishing you many happy quilting days ahead for you!

Susan said...

I think you found a great way to reduce the scraps at your house! =) I know it will feel like something is missing as you hand off to Alycia, but the linky is going to a great new home. I'm waiting to see the new things your life is becoming.