Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Friday (late Thursday) Finish!

Well, it is finally done, bound and ready to go to a new home.  :o) This little Noah's Ark quilt kit turned out to be the fastest I've ever made a quilt from start to finish. 

It's also the first time I machine quilted anything other than straight lines from one side to the other.  And I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  It has boosted my confidence to keep at the machine quilting and keep trying new things.  A few little tucks here and there in the back, but barely noticeable once it was washed.  I love how crinkly it is now.  

The back..

A better pic of the finished quilting..

Last night and tonight were spent tackling this..

And now it will be on its way to Phoenix Quilts.  And hopefully find some little one who lost his things in one of the devastating wildfires this summer, to give comfort to.  If you'd like to donate in any way, visit Julie at her Phoenix Quilts blog.

Other things accomplished this week:

* FINALLY mailed all of my bee blocks off!

* Finally mailed off the Mickey Mouse coasters I made for my bro. and SIL. (Disney super-fans)

* Completed last day of swim lessons for the summer.

*found another super fun quilt shop in the Napa Valley area.. this one in Petaluma.. Quilted Angel.  This is looking toward the entrance..  I didn't take any toward the back of the rows and rows (and rows!) of fabric. *swoon*

So quaint on the outside..

Well, that is about enough rambling for one night.. going to head over and link up with TGIFF, with guest hostess Erin, of Missy Mac Creations.  

Have a great weekend!

*gonna link this up with*

Swim, Bike, Quilt


Mrs A said...

Wow, well done it looks fantastic! the little one who receives this will be so happy! Have a great weekend, its Friday arvo here already :)

Good Job on the Noah's Ark quilt,Kelli! It looks great and whomever gets it will surely be in love with it. You were very productive this week.

Maria said...

You did a fabulous job on your quilting on the Noah's Ark... I am sure it will put a smile on a little ones face.

Love your quilt and congratulations on branching out from straight line quilting, it looks great!

The quilt is fabulous and that quilt shop looks like heaven ;o)

Cal said...

Very nice of you! Fab quilt too.

Your Noah's Ark Quilt is so cute, Kelli. Someone is going to be very happy receiving it...

Brandie said...

That's a great looking quilt! It'll make somebody happy. Great quilting too, if you didn't tell us there were problems, we'd never know.

The quilt is adorable and your quilting looks perfect. Sounds as though you've been very busy lately.

That's such an adorable quilt! I love the binding fabric.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! That quilt is DARLING!!! Thank you so much for donating it to Phoenix Quilts! It'll make someone VERY happy!!! :) Hugs!!!

Love the variety of quilting on this, sure it'll be appreciated :o)

What a cute quilt! And I'm sure it will make someone very happy - so generous of you!

So cute Kelli. And well done on the quilting - looks great! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. :)

Gayle said...

The Noah's Ark Quilt looks fantastic. The back looks great too. Someone is going to love it.

Lynette said...

Very pretty quilting on it! :)

Lisa Lisa said...

Cute, cute! Some little person is going to be so happy to receive that quilt! Love the look of that little quilt shop :)

Cat said...

Love your quilt and as for that quilt shop SWEET CUTE GORGEOUS

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Laura said...

Looks great! Thanks for joining tgiff!

Shanley said...

Nicely done! I particularly like the cubbies of remnants/scraps up front on that store! I've found some gems over the years :)

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Love the quilt! You sure got alot done!
I am ready to sew on a tablecloth but I need to go get some more to put a ruffle on or just buy more and make it alittle bigger. I was asking for alittle more and the lady took my measurements and said I would be good with this and I said I rather have alittle more and said 2 yds would be fine so after $60 it is just a smidgen littler than I like.

Ellen said...

Your little quilt is adorable and the child that receives it will just love it. You did a great job on the quilting!

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