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.
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.
I was able to keep most of the printing visible. Don’t you love the 50’s style ruffle?
I even managed to craft a little cupcake pocket. Love it!
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.)
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.
Here is my finished runner.
I tried some matchstick quilting at the end. Interesting texture, but it sure takes a long time to stitch!
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.