Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Finishes & Guild Challenge Night

Do you ever feel like you have been holding your breath for an event?  Last night was our guild's annual Challenge Night.  I have been teasing you about the quilt I quilted for one of the guild members and today I can finally show it as a finish.
Here's the quilt hot off the longarm. 
The center of the blocks I used Mocha Glide thread which blended in with all the colors. The swags around each block where done with ruler work in off-white to blend with all the creamy background fabrics.
Here is Sue the owner talking about making the quilt.  It is a Marti Michell pattern.  She added a scrappy binding which really framed the blocks.  After guild Sue drove by and picked up her second log cabin quilt.
This quilt measures 62" x 62"
The quilting is done with Dk Red Omini thread and the quilting pattern is called Tole Painting.
 Below are the four winners of the  Challenge Night!
Annette B. with her beautiful foundation pieced stars.

Anne B. with her Easter Cross.

Yvonne with her Rainbow.
Other entries....
Nancy F. made this beautiful quilt and pillow shams with orphan blocks.
With a lovely label that shares the story behind the quilt. 
Judy B with her graphic wall hanging.

Cathy B. with her wonderful sense of humor and three tiny entries.

Joyce A. with her second hand purchase of the kit and she finished this beautiful jacket.

Helen B. fooled us all.  We thought this was her purse.
No, No.....this hangs on her front door holding the seasonal decorations.

This fun quilt was an anniversary gift.  The centers of the blocks have stamped bicycles built for two.  The bicycles were originally part of gift bags at the wedding now repurposed into a wall hanging.
Congrats, Kate H, what a great idea.
Last but not not least, I gave a quick tutorial on how to make the Faux Cathedral Windows Pin Cushion.  Visit for the tutorial in the right hand column.  She has a wonderful step by step picture story and simple directions.
Below is the first one I made as a birthday gift for my quilting sister, Cathy K.
Have a great Spring weekend!!
Yours in quilting,


  1. And I love my pin cushion! Thanks Terry! love ya sis!!!

  2. I like the pin cushions, too, but I'm really crazy about the mini quilt with the bicycle stamps!

  3. The quilting design you used is really gorgeous - great work!