Friday, February 21, 2014

TGIFF, phew!

 I think this is my second time linking up to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.  Now this wasn't a big project, but it was a lot of little pieces, 2" squares to be exact AND I did some FMQ, which of course scares the crap bee-geezers out of me, and that's what takes the longest getting up enough nerve to "play" with the finished product.
This is for a swap through a group on flickr called Super Swaps, they do about 4 swaps a year and it is always fun seeing what everyone makes.
My girl said she liked yellows, pinks and light greens, I added the blue because it fit :)  She also wanted it to be a size 20x24, which I think is huge, so this started out as 20"x24" but with the sewing it ended up as 15"x18 1/2".
I added some 3 dimensional butterflies, with this cute butterfly fabric from Momo "Just Wing It" on the bottom, I got this as a piece of scrap fabric, love it.

I wanted to put buttons in my "flowers" (pinwheels) but I hid the button jar because the kids were playing with it, and now I have no idea where I hid it,
quilted with some Variegated Aurifil Thread.

I'm really good at hiding things, I couldn't find my precious Aurifil Threads for 2 months, finally found them in a drawer underneath some books, good hiding place from both me and the kids :).
I quilted some swirls, trying to be like Angela Walters in the book "In the Studio" pg. 26, lol, I need to work a little more on my swirls, but I love them, check out the back.
with the 2 fabric triangles on the back to hold a rod.

Linking to TGIFF,  really glad it is Friday and this was mailed out, 1 swap item down, 1 to go.


  1. Nice! I like those butterflies you added.

  2. Really love you quilt Mara! The quilting is pretty amazing and the butterflies are so cute! Thanks for sharing Marie (

  3. Beautifully done! It is sure to be loved :)

  4. really pretty quilt. I love the quilting and the 3D butterflies are an extra special touch :-)

  5. What an adorable finish and what a lucky recipient in your swap! Val from

  6. Congrats! It's a lovely finish and should be very well received. :)

  7. Way to go on the fmq, Mara! It's a lovely quilt and I think your partner will be very pleased!

  8. SO stinking cute. Those butterflies are ahhdorable too! Nice finish!

  9. So sweet - love the butterflies. Thank you for linking to TGIFF!