Friday, September 16, 2011


Welcome to this TGIFF party----for recent finishes.  Visit Quilt Matters for the other links for viewing other finishes.
  A journal cover is my quick finish for this week.  It began with a little bit of thread painting on scraps of sun painted fabric.   What  else can you do with a small piece that is about 4" by 5"?   I framed it  with fabric  using the sew and flip method to cover a piece of batting the size I needed.   A little quilting and then I completed the cover. 

   My summer quilting project was the florabunda blocks that Bonnie Hunter shared  at  The first blocks I completed were strong.  It was almost overpowering with that yellow.  But I was committed to finish it. 
Once it was completed and quilted.....ah, success.   The overall quilting soften all the strong colors and prints.  Everything seemed to work together.    Click here for  my  final post on Summer of Love.

There's a sew along starting soon for this. ---- just in case you would like to make your own version of the florabunda blocks, which are a variation of Jacob's Ladder.  Freda will be following Bonnie's tutorial, too. 
  My bargello gift quilt is ready for the final press and quilting!  I may have a finish next week too.
Thanks for visiting on the TGIFF.  Happy stitching.


Impera_Magna said...

It still amazes me that the gestalt of a quilt overrides the component parts. Your Florabunda is stunning, Debbie... congratulations!

Thanks for the shout out about the upcoming JL QAL... I'm excited about getting started and happy there is not a deadline to finish looming overhead!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Debbie , your journal cover is so pretty and I love your florabunda quilt. It was easy to see how the yellow could have been over powering but it has turned out really fantastic. I'm a huge Bonnie Hunter fan myself :)

M-R said...

Your florabunda quilt turned out fabulous, Debbie! It's so cool how the yellow pulls that whole quilt together so beautifully! Well done! And I love the journal cover too. What a great project to use thread painting on. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Kelly said...

Beautiful quilt and journal cover Debbie! I love your thread painting and the quilting on the journal.

Cheree said...

Amazing work! The journal idea is so creative. :o)

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