A Couple of Finished Quilts

Last time I teased you with a couple of pictures of my latest finishes.  Now I will let you see them with a bit more detail .


The first quilt I finished was a birthday gift for my son (way, way back in July!)  He picked the fabrics himself on a trip to the LQS and I had enough of them to make two quilts for him.  I am keeping the other quilt under wraps until later this year as it will be a Christmas gift for him.  This first quilt is a square Queen size but fits his double bed with lots of overhang.  I used the Thangles ruler to make the pinwheel pattern.  I love the pattern the Thangles makes but I’m not in love with all the fabric wastage and the time it takes to piece, cut and piece again.  I will use all the scraps eventually but, some of them were so big, I decided to incorporate them into a pieced backing.


I quilted it using Wonderfil Tutti Sunflower and I played around with some FMQ.  I used a zig zag pattern in the grey background pinwheels.  It really makes the coloured pinwheels ‘pop’.


Then I used swirls in the inner border, double free-style circles in the small scrappy border and a kind of flame pattern in the outer border.


I love how the quilting looks on the back with the multi coloured thread on the black fabric.


My next finish will be a Christmas gift for my nephew (if you are reading this, act surprised when you get it!).  It is Queen sized but I think he only has a single bed so he will have lots of quilt to wrap himself up in.  I’m hoping this will last him several years, maybe even until he gets his first apartment (?)


The fabric is a lime green and it really pops against the black (the photos don’t do it justice).  I used a pattern called Queen’s Floor by Happier Than A Bird that I bought on Craftsy.  I changed the layout of the block a bit so the arrows are all pointing in to the centre of the block.  I think it gives a really nice balance to the pattern.


I FMQ concentric squares in each block to give it a modern feel.  Easier to see on the back of the quilt.

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The back was pieced using a spare block and some of the leftover fabrics.  I bound it in the lime green fabric.


I’ve got a couple more finishes that I will share later this week.

I will be linking all this frivolous fabric fun with my Thursday & Friday link ups found in my sidebar.   Fewf!  That’s a lot of ‘F’s”

Till next time…


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8 Responses to A Couple of Finished Quilts

  1. maartjequilt says:

    I love these quilts. Your son and nephew are very lucky. The quilting is so beautiful!!!
    Love from Amsterdam

  2. Wow! Amsterdam! Such a beautiful city! Thank you for your kind words!

  3. I really love all the free-motion quilting techniques I can see in your quilts. I’ve barely dipped my toe in FMQ, but I’m hoping to do more soon. You have some very lucky boys in your life. Thank you for linking up with TGIFF!

  4. I still have a lot to learn as far as the FMQ goes. Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

  5. Lynette says:

    Hey, these are really nice young men’s quilts. I love how you did your twister. I’m rethinking now how I want to do mine. I have a set of fabric I wanted to “twist,” but it was feeling too frenetic to me. I think having the alternating background will do the trick for me. 🙂 Love that lime green and black combo – I can imagine its glory outside the camera lens.

  6. I tried the twister quilt without background fabric and it was way too busy for my taste. I agree the background is a good option. The green is really nice in real life. It contrasts against the black so well! Thank you for the kind words!

  7. Hello Rita,
    Lucky son and nephew! Your son will love his quilt all the more after helping choose the fabrics. The colours in both quilts are just right for boys, and it is no mean feat doing FMQ on large quilts.
    Would you like to join in with the linky on my blog, Free Motion Mavericks? Every Friday to Monday… it would be great to see you there.
    Love from England, Muv

  8. I would love to join your link up! I’ll go check your site now!

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