First Finishes of 2018

Frigid temperatures have discouraged me from gadding about, so I’ve been busy in my work room and have two finishes to show for it. You’ve seen them before in their unfinished states, but I trust they are now done, or done enough to suit me.

“Not Quite Nancy” is the last of my Nancy series. It took a lot of time to quilt as I decided to do crossed curving lines a half inch apart. Never again.

I decided I like it best with a horizontal orientation. It’s not my favorite of the series even though its boldness is in my wheelhouse.

Another series carryover from 2017 is “Bloodshot Bullseyes,” one of my three responses to an Ohio SAQA challenge. I created eight curved piecing quarter squares with scraps and sewed them to felt.

The ribbon on the sides has been lurking in my trims box for a few years, so I was delighted to put it to work. I also did a bit of beading in the bullseye centers. Beading is right up there with dainty embroidery in my most disliked embellishments list. That is, I dislike doing them. When other people do them well they’re lovely.

I have at least two more tops to quilt (more of the bullseye series) before I can really dig into new work. In the meantime I’ll be working to improve my photography skills or at least my equipment. I’m waiting on the lights now.

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Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects, Modern Quilting

6 responses to “First Finishes of 2018

  1. Rosemaryflower

    I am right there with you about machine+usage=finish
    These are very perky.

  2. They’re so graphic, I really like these two pieces. I just finished a “dainty embroidery” and I’m thinking it’s best to never says “never again” about (almost) anything!

  3. How lovely to be finishing things! I really like the bull’s-eye quilt a lot–it’s unexpected and kind of wacky and has tons to look at!

    • Finishes usually happen more frequently when the machine is used, even though the process may not be as satisfying as hand quilting. Kind of wacky is a good description of Bloodshot Bullseyes.

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