Friday, August 3, 2018

TWO FINISHES

This has not been much of a productive week for some reason.  It is HOT here almost 100 every day.  There have been a number of must do chores around the house, and a couple events that took me away from home.  
I did finish my Hungry Caterpillar top.  The next adventure will be to quilt it.  However, a back needed to be found first.  I thought I had one in my stash, but any fabric choice that was large enough didn't match well, and the ones that matched were not large enough.  I do not like piecing backs, so a shopping trip was in order.  Quilt stores in our area are pretty much non existent.  My husband suggested Hobby Lobby.  I have purchased Kona solids there in the past, but never other fabric.  I was not too sure of the quality of their other fabrics either.  It was worth a try.  
Well what a find.  The colors are perfect, the quality really nice, and only $8.99 per yard instead of the going rate at a quilt shop of around $12.00 plus per yard.  The real bonus was that it was on sale for 30% off.  
One event I did attend this past week was my guild's warm wrapping sew day.  These 22 inch blocks were done by me ages ago, but I had fallen out of love with them and decided to donate them to the guild.  We finished the top off on Wednesday.  Much prettier than I thought once finished.  It will go to an agency once quilted for a fund raiser event.  So I guess more was accomplished than I thought.  

14 comments:

  1. I had that Eric Carle panel and made a baby quilt out of it ages ago--preblogging, so no pictures. The backing you found is absolutely perfect! I have not felt very productive this week either even my hubby noticed. He asked me if I didn't have a project or something--I just got bored with my project. This is why I need multiple things going!

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  2. Hungry caterpillar is so cute

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  3. How good of you to donate those blocks. If we don't like something, that is a great idea to give it to someone else to love. I really like it though.

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  4. 2 Finishes! Great job and love the background fabric you found. That caterpillar brings back great memories.

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  5. Cute Caterpillar quilt, and I love the rainbow block design. I have pinned that as an RSC idea for next year.

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  6. Your Hungry Caterpillar quilt is adorable! I definitely think you found the perfect backing for it. I have a Hobby Lobby close to me, and I've been happy with their fabric, too.

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  7. Two fine "flimsies" and the PERFECT backing for that caterpiller quilt top!!!

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  8. Perfect backing for your good looking top! Your old blocks look wonderful all sewn into a top!

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  9. The Caterpillar quilt is wonderful! Our closest Hobby Lobby does not sell fabric, likely because it is right next to the JoAnns store. Great find on the backing. Pretty blocks for a lucky recipient to have a quilt made.

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  10. Great job on both projects! It is funny how some places have loads of local quilt shops and other areas the shops are non-existent. I'm in an OK area for quilt shops here in the St. Louis area.

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  11. Very cute caterpillar quilt. What a great use for blocks we don't love as much anymore on the next quilt top.

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  12. Love your Hungry Caterpillar quilt! I made one years ago and used Minky backing along with the wide packaged satin binding for a baby quilt. It was super snuggly and soft. I love your donated blocks -- I would have wanted them back again! :-)

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  13. Two wonderful finishes. Love that dotty fabric for the caterpillar quilt. Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward.

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