Welcome to TGIFF – Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! This is an international group so the party begins Thursday at 6 pm EDT and ends at Midnight Saturday, so you have plenty of time to link up a finish. If you want to know more about this, you can read all about TGIFF here. The link-up for this week is at the bottom of my page.
I am so pleased to present this quilt top – finished on my retreat almost a month ago. The pattern, The Planview Quilt is by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. It was a perfect retreat project. The above picture is from the pattern pages, where you are given a place to attach your colors so you can see them as you are working. This was incredibly helpful.
I hate to admit, but for all the careful checking I did, I had to redo a few blocks. My distracted mind confused B and BG somehow…but I was fortunate that I had enough fabric. This is a representation of the colors I had in Electric Quilt. I will often redraw a pattern just so I can do an audition of the fabrics. In my rendition I used 9 patches, so I have to decide if someday I want to try what may be an easier approach if you don’t mind blocks set on point – I don’t. I am always fascinated how many ways there are to make a quilt!
I love this little baby quilt. I was really looking forward to quilting it. It was my OMG to get this done and I will link to Elm Street Quilts.
However, fate intervened and this is my current world view. That is a surgically repaired broken ankle – 3 bones broken – with plates and screws holding it together. I did this Friday the 22nd, and will not be putting weight on it for 6 weeks. This will be challenging but the can do attitude we get from finishing a quilt that gives us trouble is what I am concentrating on. I have one other post up my
sleeve cast, but then I may be pretty quiet while I summon my inner dancer and learn to hop on one foot up stairs!
Now for the fun!
Reminder: If you have tips and tutorials, the party is still going on until the end of the month. There is a challenge to get something out there, so there are charm packs for some lucky winners. You can find out more about it here.
Now it is your turn to link up your finish for TGIFF. Please link up finished quilts or sewing projects. If you aren’t ready for this week, the party happens every Thursday- Saturday!
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Coming Up on My Blog:
My New Ironing Station
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (5/22)
Foodie Blog Hop (5/26)
Oh goodness, Kathleen! I hope you have a full and speedy recovery! Your quilt looks great!
Summon your inner dancer – haha! Love it! Your quilt is so striking in those colors! That pattern is on my bucket list!
Oh Kathleen, you made a beautiful version. I like to write my patterns to minimize bias edges and to be piecing skill builders. Also: it’s so much easier to resize quilts for multiple sizes (Planview offers 6!!) when it’s not on point. o_O
I hope that healing goes as smoothly as possible for you. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts.
Oh Kathleen, your poor ankle! The quilt looks beautiful and I hope your ankle will heal quickly and you’ll be dancing up those stairs in no time.
Oh no!! I hope it heals quickly and leaves no arthritis behind!! The flimsy os perfect!! And I hear you on redoing in EQ, my favorite thing!
Your Plainview is pretty and after you quilt it it will be a beauty! Wishing you all the best with a very well healed ankle. I imagine you will be spending lots of time surfing, planning and designing future projects. Hugs to you!
Well I didn’t finish the hexie quilt but the border is decided and now all that is left to do is cut the pieces and get it together – sorry about your ankle that really is the pits especially with summer coming and everyone wants to do more outside.
Keeping you in my prayers as you heal.
So sorry about the broken ankle – that must have hurt. I’d love to see you hop up the stairs! Your quilt is just beautiful, and I love that pattern. What a great idea to attach the colors to the pattern. I have more trouble with that aspect than anything in following a pattern, so thank you!
Sorry to hear about your ankle! At least you were able to get it fixed! We will miss you while you recover, but do take care of yourself! HUGS!
Oh my goodness, bless your heart Kathleen! Three bones?! I am glad it was able to be repaired with the screws and plate. Please take good care of yourself IF you try dancing up those steps, please have someone behind you. When I’ve seen my patients do this, it has always scared the bejeebies out of me! Our pastor just went through a surgical repair of his foot and though we have only a couple of steps up to the stage, I really wanted to get up and stand behind him as he hopped up on his crutches. Praying for a full and speedy recuperation.
Awesome looking quilt – not so great looking leg… Heal up quickly!
Fantastic quilt top! The colors are beautiful. I agree that the color pages that Yvonne provides are very helpful. So sorry about your cast though. I have broken a bone in my foot before, it was very painful.
I love your Planview quilt! I am so sorry to hear of your broken (in 3 places!!) ankle, and oh no that it’s your right (driving car/sewing machine) foot. I hope you heal quickly.
Oh No! Kathleen that is such terrible news. Poor you. Try to be patient, follow orders and the time will pass quickly (I hope).
Your finish is beautiful. I agree that the straight lines were a better choice than curved ones for this particular quilt. After washing the quilting usually blends in but with solid fabrics, I’m not sure they would have. I love your choice of backing fabric!