Wednesday, August 30, 2017

OMG August Finished

Where does the time go?  In a blink of an eye, it's the end of August.  But I managed to get some sewing done and finished both of my August projects for OMG (which are also two of my Finish along Q3 goals).


Here is my finished Postcard from Sweden.  You can get the free pattern by Jeli Quilts here.


Organic wavy lines in white thread for a quick finish.


There was enough of the colourful striped backing to use for the binding.


I used the following 36 Kona colours:  Lipstick, Flame, Bright Pink, Pomegranate, Emerald, Kiwi, Sprout, Citrus, Lemon, Creamsicle, Nectarine, Kumquat, Chartreuse, Leprechaun, Cypress, Baby Blue, Regatta, Peacock, Cyan, Riveria, Capri, Lilac, Red, Purple, Mulberry, Crocus, Poppy, Wisteria, Valentine, Carnation, Petal, Candy Pink, Lagoon, Carrot, Orange, and Peapod.



And I finished my blue Isla top (by Made by Rae).  I used my new serger for most of the seams, but I still have a lot to learn.



I'm linking up my finish with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 


31 comments:

  1. I love both finishes! That top looks beautiful on you!

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  2. I have this weird no-striped-fabric policy (I don't know why -- it just doesn't seem very "me"). But I can't imagine a more perfect backing and binding for this project. It frames the piece beautifully!

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  3. Oh, the quilt just glows! I like your top, too.

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  4. Both are just lovely! And you have a beautiful smile!

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  5. I love the backing and binding for the Postcards from Sweden quilt, and the wavy lines finish it nicely. I really think that these goal setting linkups are so neat; it's fun to see how everyone works so hard to complete their goals. <3

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  6. Such a pretty quilt, great quilting and the best backing ever. Congratulations on both finishes, you look great in your new top.

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  7. such a colourful quilt a real beauty, top has worked so well too good to see the serger at work, have decided to pass mine on to someone who need one, have had mine since 2001 and rarely used it

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  8. Lovely top, I always admire those who can make clothes. Postcards, wow, it looks wonderful, please stop tempting me! Congrats on both your finishes.

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  9. Love your Postcard from Sweden! The colors really glow. Congrats on finishing off the top, it's very cute. I'm not sure I can sew with a 5/8" seam anymore, I think I'm permanently set at 1/4" these days.

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  10. Love the postcard from Sweden! It is gorgeous! Your top looks great on you too.

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  11. What a beautiful finish Anja! It's so bright...I love it! What a cute top too! I didn't know you sewed clothing! Two gorgeous finishes!

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  12. Visited from the Needle and Thread Thursday linky. Beautiful quilt!

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  13. Yeah! Your Postcard Quilt looks fantastic and different than the rest too. Love the striped backing and binding.

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  14. What a gorgeous feast for the eyes - your quilt is just perfect. And you look cute as a button!!!

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  15. So bright and pretty! Nice top too - you look so pretty and happy in it! Thank you for sharing

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  16. I just love the quilt - it is so bright and fun! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  17. I just drool over that particular quilt every time I see it. MMMMMM!! How big is it Anja?

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  18. Love the quilt. Your top is beautiful.

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  19. Wow, what a wonderful, colorful quilt!

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  20. A wonderful quilt, love all the bright colours together like that!

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  21. Two magnificent finishes, Anja!

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  22. Joyful finish!! And the backing/binding fabric is wonderful with the top. I like your top, too. The black and blue print is so versatile for both black pants and blue denim.

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  23. Your top is NOT orange?! I think blue looks terrific on you and that is sure a pretty pattern...been getting tempted to sew for myself again... LOVE the Postcards from Sweden, saw it on Instagram and think I said there I and a few friends are supposed to be doing it together as a QAL this Fall. Love your rendition. I still haven't investigated the stash for what Kona colours I DO have...thanks for the names of yours.

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  24. Wow! I love the Postcards quilt. Go beautiful! And the Isla top is gorgeous. Doesn't look like you have anything to learn. Thank you for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  25. This quilt is every kind of stunning. I hope to make something similar some day! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. It's such a colourful and happy quilt ! Thanks for participating in 2017 FAL, visiting on behalf of the cheerleading team.

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  27. Beautiful! So striking - and I love your top too!

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