Friday, February 26, 2016

Fabulous Friday Finishes...

This is our last of the Friday Finishes in February!

I knew that February was a short month and always flies by... but it seemed to go extra f-ast this year!  I think it was mainly due to our focus on Finishing Up those projects!

This week, we had incredibly beautiful, Spring-like weather...which is not conducive to sewing...not like a miserable, wet rainy day!  Because of that darn sunshine, I spent a lot of time hiking and gardening...but thanks to our 'Finish it Up February' I F-orced myself to f-orge on...

Here's what I got f-inished or near f-inished...

'Home for the Holidays' by Primitive Gathering got borders!  Now this may seem like a small feat but let me tell you, it took me forever to measure each and every strip and average the length before adding it to each side.  After reading a blogger's post about her client's quilt 'waving' in the breeze, I thought I would be EXTRA careful with mine...That last outer border is 6 1/2" for a total of over 10" of borders!...If waving is going to happen, it would be in this quilt!
 Taking the extra time paid off, as she is flat as a pancake!  However, I had to be fast with the camera as Rylie (my quilt inspector) kept thinking she was getting a new toy to dig in and roll on!

Now for the quilting...which makes me break out into a sweat just thinking about...YIKES!!  I do not want to wreck this quilt!

 On the other hand, this little guy got quilted and the binding is on, ready for hand stitching!  Not the best of pics but I will show it to you again, once the binding is down and she is complete!  Another UFO is about to bite the dust!!  I am giddy...:o))
 A few close-ups...

 I ended up really liking this small quilt...Remember it's just random blocks with random baskets...a total mishmash...that somehow came together in the end!  Shock and a good way!
 The first two blocks from the BOM designed by 'The Linen Closet Blog' are stitched...These blocks are small...6 1/2" and just as cute as can be!  I hope you went over to Dawn's blog and got your FREE copy!

 And together...
 And Cheri Payne's Log Cabin Christmas is stitched and ready for a frame!

This week I dumped out all of my wool bins and reorganized! What a job but so nice to have it done!  Now all the reds are in the RED BIN, blues are in the BLUE bin and so on!  Life just got a whole heck of a lot easier!  

Inside the black/grey bin, I found a ziplock bag containing bits and pieces to stitch this wee pillow.  I cut these pieces out about FIVE (or more) years ago.  In one evening, I had her together and f-inished off!  Now she is in with the rest of the Spring Pillows!  Somethings are meant to be...and sometimes things have to mellow and jell awhile...before they are fully appreciated!

 So that's it, on this last Friday in February!  Except for this wee pillow, nothing got completely F-inished BUT that's OK... because everything got a step or two closer towards the F-inish Line!

Now I wonder how Nancie Anne made out this week?  I know it was a busy week for her (work wise) and she was afraid there would be nothing to report (finished wise).  We both agreed that this 'Finish It Off  in February' was a brilliant idea as we both got a TON done!  BUT we also both agreed that we are so happy February is coming to an end as we cross the F-INISH LINE!  Whew!  Nancie Anne and I have decided to make this an annual event!  See you back here next February...for more Finishing It Up Fun! Now hurry over to Nancie Anne's Blog to see what she got done!

Have a F-UN F-RIDAY and happy stitching! ~P


  1. Really like your choice of colours; so bright and cheerful!

  2. I'm so proud of us! I thank you F-or presenting your inspiring challenge! You've done a F-aaaaan-tastic job on your F-inishes, while I've declared that I'm not F-inished yet! There are still a F-ew more days left in F-ebruary F-or me to make up F-or the F-inish time that I lost while at the J.O.B.!
    I'm already looking F-orward to next year!

  3. Love them all Paulette, do you ever sleep?
    Life is good here in Kauai!

  4. Fantastic February for you! Love all of your projects and congrats on the finishes.

  5. My favorite February Friday finish is your FABULOUS Home for the Holidays flimsy.....:)

  6. I need some of your energy, lots of great projects and i do love the red border.


  7. Beautiful finishes! The PG quilt us stunning!

  8. You had lots of steps forward. Home for the Holidays is such a fun quilt and yours is lovely. Glad you got all your wools organized and found that delight spring pillow. Just meant to be. Enjoy your spring weather.

  9. 2 real beauties here and I know you will quilt it beautifully. February is a good month this year 5 mondays so 5 pensions payments into the bank

  10. Your projects are so beautiful. Especially love the Primitive Gatherings quilt...amazing!

  11. Wonderful projects and I love your Home for the Holidays.

  12. Lovely job on mitring your corners Paulette, I'm sure you will get inspired how to quilt those two quilts.

    Enjoy this last weekend in February!

  13. Congratulations on all your finishes Paulette, I did purchase some fabric for making a great-grandbaby quilt.