Did I Miss Friday?

The past week has zipped by so quickly and I’ve gotten a lot accomplished but for some reason I have missed blogging my Friday finishes.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of my finishes over the past week.

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This throw sized quilt was made using the Zombie Apocalypse line by Riley Blake.  It will be for my husband to snuggle with on the couch while he watches his favourite show, Walking Dead.  I’m not a fan of the show (it’s too gruesome for me and causes me to have nightmares) but he enjoys it, so; this is my way of being with him while he watches.  I had to make it while he was gone on a mini-vacation to keep it a surprise.

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This was my quilting ‘practice’ drawn on a piece of paper with the quilt dimensions.  I wasn’t sure how to quilt all the different sizes of squares/rectangles so I just started to doodle.  I knew I wanted to do the spiralling squares again somewhere but I didn’t want the whole quilt like that, so I only used them in the smaller squares…

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The large 10″ squares got wavy lines…

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and all the various rectangle sizes got this random zig zag.

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As I was quilting these zig zags they started to look like the lines on a cardiac monitor.  I thought that was kind of ironic… zombies don’t have a heart beat.

I quilted it using Konfetti Medium Grey by Wonderfil thread, I used Warm & Natural batting and I pieced the back and made the binding using yardage by the same line.

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When I first bought this fabric I didn’t really like it.  I’m not a zombie fan – of any kind!  The more I worked with it though, the more I started to like those little zombie critters and the ‘people’ on the fabric.  It has some fun graphics, the one print tells what to do in the event of a zombie attack.  Things like “zombies can’t climb trees” and “zombies are attracted to loud noises and lights”.  It’s a fun quilt and I know my hubby will love it!  I’m calling this quilt “Zombie Love”, it measures 72″x84″, plenty big enough for my hubby to fit under and maybe some room for one more!  Now I just need to find a place to hide it until Father’s Day.

The other finishes this week are…

These two Oh, Deer crib quilts which I blogged about here.

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and these Kindergarten Quilts, blogged about here.

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Whew!  I’m kind of surprising myself with how fast I’ve been knocking out these quilts.  I guess after spending last year making mammoth king size quilts, these little crib and throw quilts go together quickly.  I’ve already got another throw ready for quilting, I just need to figure out what design to use.  It’s also made with the Zombie Apocalypse fabric and will likely be donated to my son’s youth group at church to raise funds to send the kids to the youth conference in Kamloops, BC.  I feel a bit odd donating a zombie themed quilt to a church, but it’s for the youth and if there is one thing teens like, it’s skulls and zombies!

Hopefully I’ll get my days right this coming week and link up my finishes properly.  Check out all the links in the sidebar, there are some amazing blogs to visit!

Till next time… Rita

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14 Responses to Did I Miss Friday?

  1. Amazing how much you got done! I agree with you on the zombies: not my favorites kind if ” people” but the fabric is cute! Your husband will adore the quilt,
    Esther
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    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  2. Thank you Esther, I did my own “test run” of the quilt, it’s quite comfy!

  3. treadlemusic says:

    Is the “Zombie” quilt a recent pattern?? I think I missed it!!! I’m sure Hubby will love it!!!! Great finish………..Hugs……………..

  4. Whoop, whoop! What a fabulous finish, Rita! Your husband will just be thrilled! Love the quilting. You did an amazing job!

  5. Yes, I just started to piece together blocks. I cut 10 1/2″ squares and 5 1/2″ squares and rectangles. I used a sashing between all blocks that measured 1 1/2″(finished). I improv pieced it but made sure the sashing lined up and I tried not to have same fabrics together. It went together quickly!

  6. treadlemusic says:

    Have so noted!!!! It truly is stunning. A “stained glass” effect. Really appealing!!!! Thanks!!!! Hugs……..

  7. wombatquilts says:

    I am with Lorna… this is a fabulous finish. Well done.

  8. What a fun quilt Rita! I have a few “walking dead” fans in my family and they would LOVE this quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

  9. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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