Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Finishes 2 of Them!

Let It Snow is completely done! This was a BOM kit that I inherited from my sister. She had all the kits and had never even opened any of them. I had used the pattern several years ago and made one in blues fro myself, so I could keep it up past Christmas. I was itching to start another embroidery project in February and it made sense to make something I had everything for. Although, the embroidery is in red and green the quilt itself does not scream Christmas.

I have been frantically hand quilting it before it was too hot to sit under. It is hand stitched with perle cotton #8 in big, chunky, primitive stitches. I did use ecru, so the stitching shows up fairly well.

I sewed the hanger in place last night. Whooo hoo!

This is my latest creation Fire Truck Fun! I have had the pattern for years and had never really had the opportunity/need to make it until now. One of my coworkers is having a baby boy due in September and her husband is a Department of Forestry fireman. I realize that they don't use traditional fire trucks, but I could not resist making this for them.

I had to buy some white with black spots for the Dalmatians. The pattern called for more reds while I was getting the Dalmatian fabric I found the fireman and fire truck fabric I used in the border. It had gray, so I decided to pull that into the design instead of all the reds.

I just machine appliqued everything with a blanket stitch on my Pfaff. I also quilted it on the diagonal with my Pfaff. I had a red with yellow dots in my stash I was hoping to use for the back, but it was too dull of a red. I improvised with a blue from my stash and the left over border print.

Thanks to Kelly over at http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/ I have become better at naming and labeling my quilts.

I am thrilled with how it turned out. I washed it this morning and took these pictures. I did use the Pellon batting I bought at Joann's on sale a couple of weeks ago and I am pretty happy with how it crinkled up. It does not seem as heavy as Warm and Natural, but for two dollars less a yard, I think it will be just fine!
I received this fun mini quilt in yesterday's mail. It was made for me by Sam Kay Designs. She and I were partners for a fat quarter swap.

We definitely have similar tastes as we both sent the exact same April Showers fat quarters. She also included a yummy Trader Joes's candy bar and a Frixon pen I have wanted to try. My hubby is camping this weekend which means I only have to feed myself and not do any major cooking--sounds like bagels and quilting is on the agenda! I will be participating in tonight's Friday Night with Friends quilting up a storm and drinking some wine check out this link to see what others are up to!http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2014/06/fnwf.html

19 comments:

  1. Great finishes!! LOVE the fire truck one!!! Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  2. Wow the quilts look great. I really like how you did the backing on the fire trucks. Lovely swap gifts. Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. I can't pick a favorite!!! Your finishes are just awesome! Sounds like you had a perfect night!

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  4. Some little boy is going to love that Fire Truck Quilt.

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  5. Both quilts are beautiful! Well done!

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  6. The fire truck quilt is adorable. A good design for a boy.
    I have a stitchery quilt that needs to be quilted and has been in that state for a good long while. Not the same design as yours but reminds me of it.

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  7. Wonderful work and the fire truck quilt is adorable! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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  8. Congrats on your finishes. I absolutely love the fire truck quilt. So adorable.

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  9. Love the fire truck quilt! The backing is really neat. Thanks for inspiring.

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  10. Both quilts are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. The Let It Snow is gorgeous, Tanya! I've enjoyed following your progress on that one. What a load of work! And the firetruck quilt is so cute. Perfect for a little man! How cool that you and your swap partner had given fabrics from the same line. Love those little umbrellas!

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  12. I love the fire truck quilt! Great work! And that umbrella mini quilt your received is super cute as well.

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  13. Two beautiful quilts! That fire truck one would be any little boy's dream.

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  14. great finishes, and I'm so glad that you're enjoying labeling your quilts!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  15. What fun projects! The sampler is wonderful and I always love hand stitching. The changes you made to the baby quilt are perfect and I like that you added in some grey. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration!

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  16. The whimsical embroidery is wonderful! And I love the firetruck quilt.

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  17. Wonderful Christmas quilt. Beautifully stitched and lovely hand quilting. That's a real quilt.

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  18. Tanya, do you know where I can get the Fireman Truck pattern?

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