March UFO Done – OMG Finish and APQResolution

This quilt has spend a couple of years on my UFO lists but, happily, I can report that it is finished.  This quilt was for my OneMonthlyGoal and my APQResolution2018 lists and my #2018FALQ1.  I bought the pattern years ago (probably 10) but who’s counting.  It took me a long time to find the fabrics for the loon and I think they are nearly perfect!  And then, I just hesitated or procrastinated or was too afraid to start the technique on my own.

The pattern is from Joan Shay whose technique is called Petal Play Appli-bond©.  This pattern is  called Loon and Water Lilies.   More about her technique and patterns are available at her website.  

You use HeatnBond©Ultra Hold and use this between two layers of one fabric.  The HeatnBond allows you to attach the pieces and they can hold there shape(like the petals) or hang loose(like the feathers) or twist the like reeds.  For instance, the petals are bonded once, then you press for a few seconds and curl them!  They hold their curl.   Joan also sells something called AppliBond needles which are able to go through the HeatNBond and fabric – they seem to have a three-pointed needle (I am imaging that leather needles are like this).  I do love that I had this bright pink in a number of shades and blended them with the flowers.  The feathers, however are my favorite part.

So, this completes my OMG and my APQ Resolution for March.  YIPPEE!

Linking up to:  Elm Street Quilts/One Monthly Goal

Quilt stats:
“Loon on a Lake”  22×33
Pattern:  Loon and Water Lilies by Joan Shay

Next months project will be up soon.   I expect it may be finishing a piece I am working on today in Paula Nadelstern’s class.  It is a great class – take it if you ever get the chance.

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  1. piecefulwendy
    March 27, 2018 / 12:37 PM

    Yay for completing your goal, and I like the loon. We're kinda partial to them here in MN (they are our state bird). I could sit and listen to their calls for hours.

    • Kathleen
      March 31, 2018 / 6:01 PM

      Wendy, I love loons and their call. This was a bit of a frustrating piece in that the stick/stab stitch to attach everything was not my favorite with so bit a piece of fabric – and I probably should have hand quilted but then it would take another year (or 10)! We love listening to the loon on the lake when we visit MN.

  2. Emily
    March 27, 2018 / 11:49 PM

    What a lovely loon! Your colors are so right-on. I've never heard of this technique. Congrats on your finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 28, 2018 / 1:44 PM

      Joan Shay is kind of a local (maybe Cape Cod). Was a pretty popular one in the 90s but I don't see it around much. Would like to find a better way of attaching – didn't want to experiment on this one.

  3. Sandra Walker
    March 28, 2018 / 12:31 AM

    Oh wow it's beautiful Kathleen! That blue! SUCH detail on your loon, a real Canadian symbol, eh?! Seriously, their calls remind me of many a great camping trip in northeast Alberta.

    • Kathleen
      March 28, 2018 / 1:43 PM

      I just love the loon’s call – and have always been drawn to how striking they are!

  4. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 28, 2018 / 12:13 PM

    Love your loon!!! The quilty picture takes me right to the lake and my memories of past and yet to come. Great finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 28, 2018 / 1:43 PM

      Thanks, Nancy. Loons always make me smile! We see them regularly in Casco Bay on our way to our island house.

  5. Patty
    March 28, 2018 / 12:43 PM

    Very lovely quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

    • Kathleen
      March 28, 2018 / 1:33 PM

      Thank you, Patty. It always feels like a great achievement!

  6. Izzy
    April 14, 2018 / 2:40 PM

    Wow – that is such a fun finish! I love the loon! On behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts, thank you for finishing along with us.

    • Kathleen
      April 24, 2018 / 4:47 PM

      Thanks, Izzy and thanks for taking the time to come by. More importantly, thank you for hosting – its a big job!

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