Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flaunt Your Finish: May 2014

One of the things I love about Flaunt Your Finish is the opportunity we have to see projects from those members who aren't able to attend meetings as much as they'd like. We interact a lot on our private Facebook page, but we don't always get to interact face to face. Sharing our projects is just another way to get to know each other. By sharing our projects and expressing our individual styles we can see our commonalities and appreciate our diversity. We inspire, encourage and learn from each other.

Hopefully, we'll inspire you as well. So, sit back and enjoy the lovely projects we have to flaunt this month. Please link your own finish at the bottom of the page. We'd love to get to know YOU as well!

In our May Meeting Wrap-Up post we shared our activity "Your Color Story". Agnes finished her little ticker tape mini quilt she started at our meeting. "Our Queen Elizabeth was right, ...this is totally addictive, I am going through my scrap bin, and actually raiding other people's scrap bins too!"

Bri had not one...not two...but three BIG finishes this month!

#1 – the 2nd baby quilt from last year’s Stash Bee swap.  Bri asked for red, white, and blue blocks using the ‘asterisk’ block.  She says she "tried to put them together in an ‘improv’ fashion with some large areas of blank space but it doesn’t come natural. I got a bunch of blocks so I made two baby quilts which I plan to donate." How can you not love a red, white and blue quilt!
#2 – the ‘Happy Quilting’ Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along quilt.  Melissa Corry had instructions for blocks of varying sizes and quilts with multiple blocks.  Bri went with one large block and was able to keep up with the weekly instructions fairly well – only falling behind at the end.  She mailed this one to an online friend who had a birthday this week.  And since we love it, we're not surprised that her friend loved it as well!

#3 – a sampler quilt.  This was a BOM from way back.  Bri's coworker is going to raffle/auction it for a fundraiser for their annual Clothe a Kid Christmas Project. Mmmm....I love the mix of fabrics!

Teresa had a flurry of finishes right before Quilt Market. A lunch tote for Hoffman Fabrics, one for Michael Miller Fabrics, and a few samples (sandwich tote, lapmat, and potholder) for Warm Company. 

Right when Teresa came back from Quilt Market, she made a breast cancer bow and tutu outfit for her new grandbaby, Bailee (cute alert!). "Now, I must focus on cleaning up the studio and actually unpacking my suitcase!"

Heather is very happy to be done with this quilt. She won a fat quarter pack from Michael Miller at Quiltcon 2013. Wanting to do a special project with it, she started this "summer" quilt in March 2013. "I got mad and put it on hold. I finally picked it back up and bam, finally done." Pattern is "Pretty, Simple" from Quilty magazine. "It is pretty simple if you are good at matching seams!" I love the white border and pop of orange in the corners.

Heather's bonus project is made with Amy Butler's new Hapi fabric. The pattern is V & Co Hampton Weekend Bag with some small changes. Heather tucked the handles in between the line and shell, and made a small bottom. Great bag!

"Because really, what else can you do when two of your favorite Trekkies fall in love and make a baby?" Robyn made this Star Trek quilt with fabric from Camelot's Star Trek line and mixed in some solids from her stash and local quilt shop. 

It also has her first-ever hand-stitched dedication.

Ann has been making these great wallets. "Maybe I'm getting to be a bit of a Johnny-One-Note, but I do think about other projects as I work on these. :-)" Ann broke away from the pattern's 'V-pieced' outer and used some of that lovely Essex Yarn Dyed Linen from Robert Kaufman as Angelina used in her 'Feathers' quilt that debuted at the Winter Quilt show. Ann added a couple more Kaffe prints to last month's purchases and used them to piece/curve the outside design. 

The recipient of the second one chose/supplied her fabrics and Ann loves how they work. "I've been purchasing too much fabric with more of these in mind and will try to resist 'flaunting' all of them. Ha ha!" I've been enjoying making these, especially as special thank you gifts for a couple of ladies who've helped me lately and are just pretty darn special!

Now it's YOUR turn. Please share a project you finished this month by linking your blog or Flickr page below. As always, thanks for joining us and stay tuned for next month's Color Inspiration. It's quickly become my favorite feature!

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