TGIFF – A Harvest Wall Hanging

I am so glad to be hosting TGIFF – Thank Goodness It’s Fnished Friday. It has been a long time and I so look forward to seeing all your lovely finishes.

Years ago I made this top. It took some deep researching and finally I found a notation in my calendar for the class I taught on this, 2011. Now, the top lived at the quilts store where I worked and taught and only came home to me in the summer after it closed. I had a good excuse right? I’ll share what I remember about making it (not much) and more on quilting it, but most importantly I will be looking for your link ups and finishes as part of TGIFF.

Making the Harvest Wall Hanging

This wall hanging used two special things. The pattern, Masquerade (2008 date) from Studio 180 and the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star Petite Ruler*. Both are pictured above.

I really loved the idea of all the different fabrics being able to be used and the border was my inspiration for the colors in the stars. It is a nice tool and works well and I think you get a lot of bang for your buck – and the stars would work well with scraps – as you only need 1/8 yard each for for the pieces in this pattern. If you always wanted to make a hunter star, this pattern and tool make it a cinch. The pattern has the wall hanging, a table runner and an appliqué wall hanging – so a lot of choices too but not too big that you get tired of it!

Quilting the Wall Hanging

This wall hanging was fun to quilt. I bought the backing, similar colors during the shop hop. I knew I wanted leaves for the quilting. The above picture shows a mock up of what I would get – using my Prostitcher Designer software and a photo of the quilt. Warning – geeking out follows…..I installed Parallels on my mac so I could used my Prostitcher software and what a change. My program is always available and I love being able to make plans before going to my Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen to quilt.

The pattern I selected was called simply Maple Leaves from Prostitcher. It was perfect.

I used a Glide thread Sand, which is really gold but not a bright gold. It was perfect. You can see it better in the border in the picture…so strange that it looks white in the light…but I guess that is part of the problem if you take a picture at night with the overhead light bar on!

I added triangles to the back to make hanging easier.

I added them before I added the binding. I did the binding back to front so I could make a nice neat front matching finished binding. It will be in an art sale on Saturday, so fingers crossed someone wants this!

TGIFF and 2024

Before we get to the linky party, a little pitch for hosting for TGIFF for next year. As I looked at TGIFF and its history, its as old as this quilt top! I haven’t participated that long but have been a fan at least since 2017. I do host a few times a year and sign ups for next year are open. Its not hard and the Monthly Manager will guide you the first time…and if you need help call on me.

You can find the information here. Make sure you are on the 2024 tab at the bottom of the screen when you select the link. The real bonus is it helps you create a goal and stick to it. So, sign up for next year we would love to have you.

The TGIFF Linky Party

Now it’s your turn to post, and the rules are simple – share your quilting finish for this week. The linky party is open from 6 pm on Thursday, November 30 through midnight on Saturday, December 2.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Quilt Stats

Harvest Wall Hanging
29″ x 29″
Pattern: Masquerade by Deb Tucker/Studio 190
Quilting Pattern: Maple Leaves by Prostitcher
Quilting Thread: Glide Sand
Batting: Hobbs 80/20

Coming Up on My Blog

Christmas Stockings will be finished before the sale on Saturday so you will see them soon! I don’t know what is next, but I am thinking maybe beginning some work on the Ultimate Travel Bag and loading Diatom. We will see if the squirrels attack or I can stay focused.

Ultimate Travel Bag
SeaGlass Joy QAL
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd

Linky Parties

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Monday Musings
Sew and Tell

Fabric Stash

A little more out of the studio with this wall hanging, I am calling it 2.25 yards.
Fabric in this month: 0 yards 
Fabric out this month 10.25 yards 
Fabric in this year: 89.25 yards
Fabric out this year: 115.5 yards
NET Fabric:  -26.25 yards

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  1. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    November 30, 2023 / 11:59 PM

    What a cool finish, Kathleen!!! Fun reading the history!!! I love the maple leaves in Sand, too!!!

  2. December 1, 2023 / 8:10 AM

    What a gorgeous quilt Kathleen and what an interesting history it has. The quilting on it is just beautiful, and that Glide thread is perfect.

  3. Vicki in MN
    December 1, 2023 / 9:41 AM

    Oh my I am in love with your quilt, so pretty in vibrant fall colors. I am surprised you are offering this one up for sale! I do have that ruler and should use it more as it has been a while since it has been out to play.

  4. December 1, 2023 / 10:14 AM

    I enjoyed reading the info on this quilt, and I’ll bet it will be bought by someone. Glad you got that Prostitcher thingy figured out too 🙂

  5. December 1, 2023 / 11:50 AM

    The quilting pattern is the perfect choice to finish of this long term WIP, and I love the black binding to frame it out, too. Thank you for hosting TGIFF!

  6. December 1, 2023 / 12:32 PM

    I love how this quilt turned out, and yay for finishing (and so beautifully) an oldie but a goodie, or as Rose calls them, vintage. I never got a spot on TGIFF this year; each time I had something (and I even looked ahead for the two magazine publications I had), it wasn’t available. Maybe in 2024!

  7. LA Paylor
    December 1, 2023 / 12:56 PM

    isn”t it lovely! I like your quilted leaves too

  8. Chrisknits
    December 1, 2023 / 1:42 PM

    It’s perfect! I have a fabric I have saved since the 1990’s to use as a border. I just never seem to get around to making a quilt for it. LOL! Maybe 2024 is it’s time?

  9. December 1, 2023 / 4:42 PM

    Beautiful wall hanging!! And the quilting is perfect! Love it!

  10. Laurel
    December 1, 2023 / 9:18 PM

    Beautiful quilt! I love the way you pieced and quilted it! I didn’t know that CQS had permanently closed. That’s where we met and learned many of the skills we still use today.

  11. December 10, 2023 / 9:52 PM

    Gorgeous fall quilt and that motif you used is perfect!!! Love it.

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