Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another Bright Little Finish!

There are yards upon yards of binding cut for finishing off quilts laying in a pile in my crafting area, not all those quilts are ready for the binding, but I like to prep several bindings at once.  I have also taken to making double the binding for every quilt so that there is some binding already made up that I can choose from on later projects. Sometimes I have also used up left over bindings on inner borders since I like the measurement of 2.5" for my width for both!  

Well, in amongst all this binding I have finally bound my Fresh Garden Quilt. There was another name I was calling it, but somehow this one fits better with the pebbles walking around the garden fabrics.  I used Aurifil thread for the first time on this quilt.  I have used up most of the remaining thread on this spool piecing other projects.  In the end I figured it's not bad thread, but I still like my Connecting Threads threads better, especially for the price!  I can buy 1 spool for $2.79 at Connecting threads or $12 for a spool of Aurifil at my LQS; somehow that just doesn't seem worth it to me.

I simply love the orange with white polka dot fabric I found in my own stash for the binding!  This quilt has long been in the UFO/WIP pile.  The fabric is actually half a jelly roll, a few spare charm squares and some red yardage that was left over from making this quilt HERE 3.25 years ago!  I added the Yellow fabric I picked up at a JoAnn Fabrics Black Friday sale about 3 years ago for the back, the green is from my LQS, but I don't know the line or any info on the fabric since I used it all up.  This is my first completed project for the Finish Along 4th quarter list!  And my first finish since May for any of the other linky parties!

I am linking up this week to:
Fabric Tuesday With Heather & Megan @Quilt Story
Thank Goodness It's Finished Fridays with Audrey @Hot Pink Quilts
Sew It's Finished with Wendy & Dawn @Sew It's Finished
WHOOP, WHOOP Fridays @Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Link A Finish Friday @ Richard & Tanya Quilt
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
2013 Finish-a-long hosted by Leanne @She Can Quilt 

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  1. Hey, yeah - that orange binding is perfect for this. And that's a LOT of pebbles! They take forever, I know. Looks terrific, though. :D

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  3. Beautiful quilt and I love the pattern.

  4. Yay for a great finish! Congrats, Shanna! Way to go on the pebbles -- they take forever, but I bet you can do them in your sleep now. :)

  5. Well done. I like the binding as well.

  6. The binding is perfect, and those pebbles look incredible on the red! This quilt is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for linking up! :)

  7. That is wonderful and the title is perfect for it. Your pebbles are so amazing in the quilting. That looks just great.

  8. I love the colors in your quilt! Really eye catching and great quilting too.

  9. The name fits this great quilt and I really like the pebble quilting. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love it! I did a similar quilt with squares in squares.

    Jeanne at

  11. What a great quilt! Congrats on the finish.

  12. Lovely quilt! I bet you were doing those pebbles in your sleep! Great idea to make up binding for future quilts.

  13. What a fun colorful quilt! I pebbled an entire quilt like that before, it looks wonderful but wow does it take a long time. Great job!

  14. Yay for a finished quilt :). It is gorgeous :). I love your pebbled quilting :). I'm still learning FMQ :). Thanks for visiting my blog :).

    Jenn from Mellycoddle :).

  15. What a fun, bright quilt! I love your pebbles and that pieced backing is so pretty! Hay, I love baaad jokes!

  16. Hello Shanna! I have a question for you about Connecting Thread's thread: I use them too (exclusively) and I really like them. Except when it comes to travel stitching. It always bundles up and looks horrible on the back! Some people have said that a thicker thread (like theirs is) does that when travel stitching. I was wondering if you have the same problem? Sometimes it gets little "balls" of thread while I'm fmq strait, single lines, too. These problems could certainly be "user error" instead of the thread, though *wink*.... but I wanted to know if you have any issues with it at all.


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