Finish it up Friday

I have had a couple of project due dates and I really should be doing my taxes, but I definitely put blogging on the back burner.  I am off on another trip while this posts to visit my dear friend, Ann.  I like being busy but this trip will really welcome Spring and I was tired of being cooped up with the weather.  I thought I would share a few of the things I have been working on for Finish it Up Friday and what I have accomplished.

Moda Apron  Lori Miller Designs

My Moda Apron

At Quiltcon, yes it was awesome, I won this super cute dish towel in the Moda Booth.  It was just too cute to not stitch it into something, so I grabbed some fabric from the stash and started cutting.

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I was able to keep most of the printing visible.  Don’t you love the 50’s style ruffle?

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I even managed to craft a little cupcake pocket.  Love it!

Donna (dolce-t), Carolyn Friedlander and myself with our aerial grove projects

Donna (dolce-t), Carolyn Friedlander and myself with our aerial grove projects

Also at Quiltcon, I took the Aerial Grove class with Carolyn Friedlander and my fellow Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild Gal, Donna Tarnas.  I managed to get most of my circles appliqued in class.  (I was making a small table runner, not the full quilt.)

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I took my grove strips and decided to just improvise the rest to create the table runner size I wanted.  Then I just used straight line quilting with my walking foot.

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Here is my finished runner.

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I tried some matchstick quilting at the end.  Interesting texture, but it sure takes a long time to stitch!

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I also had a freebie spool of bold quilting thread from Coats and Clark in my Quiltcon gift bag.  So I used it to big stitch quilt through the circles.  Not as bold as a Perle Cotton, but it added a nice touch.

Lots of folks are making their own Aerial Grove quilts, quite inspiring.  The hand applique is a nice thing to work on when you are on the go.  Check out instagram for some wonderful inspiration.

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