I decided not to go to Fall Quilt Market this year. Moving the shop really took it out of me! Instead of traveling to Market I took a few days off last week/weekend to get some things done at home (pattern writing, business planning and a little "me" sewing time). I took the opportunity to make myself some new pillowcases.
These fabrics are new in my shop and I couldn't resist buying some for myself. They look great on my bed!
And here is a shot that shows the backing fabric I chose for this one.
With these two finishes that clears out one of the two tubs of unfinished tops I had before I opened my shop in 2016. Unfortunately I now have more unfinished tops than before I opened up the shop because of the many shop samples, but I didn't make all of them so I'm not counting them as part of my personal UFO stash. ;)
I'm getting some UFOs finished. I took two quilts to a local quilter recently. The top for this one was finished in December of 2013! Click here to read that post. The original post contains the pattern information.
Here is a detail shot of the gorgeous quilting.
For the back I picked a pretty pink wide back.
I have no plan for this quilt. It was made as a class sample for my old LQS that I used to work for. This one is called version 2 because it is the second quilt from this pattern that I made. The first one is the other quilt I took to the quilter. I got the binding attached to the front of it yesterday and hope to get it finished soon. I know it has been quite a while since I have posted here. Honestly, I haven't had anything to share with you. Either I can't share it (Sue Spargo 2018 BOM) or I haven't been sewing. I moved my shop to a new location at the beginning of October. That has been my main focus for months. Hopefully now I can get back to doing some sewing. I've got a few things finished or almost finished that I will be able to share here.
I'm in a "finish it up" mood. I don't have enough time to get everything quilted myself so I'm using my local long arm quilters to help me out.
Here is a detail shot that shows the quilting better.
This one turned out much larger than I originally planned. Once I got the center together I decided it really needed a border. It finished at 80" by 96". I put it on our queen size guest bed and it fits very nicely.
Originally this was going to be a charity quilt, but now it is too big for any of the charities I donate to. Which works out well since we still have some of this fabric in my shop. Now I plan for it to be a store sample for a little while then I will put a price on it and sell it. Now to pull out the next completed top, pick a backing fabric, and send it off to be quilted!
I had a cute green and white chevron fabric in my stash that I used for the back of the pillow. The binding is one of the greens from the pineapple tops - the only one I had enough of to use for binding. I put a piece of the chevron fabric on the back of the pieced top and quilted it from the back so I could use the printed chevrons as my quilting lines. Happy Birthday Faith!