Friday, November 13, 2020

Pageant Highlight Reel / Beauties Pageant 105

I have more than one finish to share with you, quilty friends! But the New England sun has not been cooperative the past few days, so I have completed projects without the requisite pictures. : ( Let’s take the opportunity to look at lovely pictures of other people’s finishes from past beauties pageants.

Each week’s linky offers a nice variety of projects—from new patterns like Quilt Fabrication’s penny-candy blocks, to raw-edge appliqué triumphs like Needle and Foot’s Ticker Tape Holiday Tree (tutorial by Devoted Quilter), to masterpieces like Quilting Mod’s Homemade challenge quilt—and it’s difficult to pick out a few to highlight. But what follows are three projects that struck my fancy and may have me amending my quilty to-do list ...

Janine Marie, of Quilts from the Little House, shared her Jelly Roll Stroll last week. Referring to an old Moda Bake Shop tutorial, she sewed a throw-size version of Nines in the Middle, and I had to laugh. She found herself in a situation that I’ve created for myself on more than one occasion. Deciding to wing the construction instead of following the pattern, she was forced to sew partial seam after partial seam. But look at the picture at the top of the post—in the end, her efforts were well worth the time and energy!

Allison, of New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting, posted her take on AnneMarie Chany’s Chocolatier BOM. Instead of creating the full 72-inch project, however, she created her own layout to make a smaller version—one she could more easily quilt on her domestic. The result is charming and uniquely her own ...

Another project came from Tiina, of Käsityöläinen-unelmissan. I have been wanting to sew one of Violet Craft’s paper-pieced animals (in particular, I love her Cow Abstractions Quilt), and Tiina’s account of sewing and quilting Violet’s paper-pieced horse is encouraging me to make the leap. Click through to see detail of the quilting in particular. I am a free-motion-quilting newbie, and her simple motifs have me wanting to hone my skills.

I would love to look at your fabulous finishes now. Please share your completed blocks or quilts or smaller projects below!

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  1. I also am a huge fan of Janine's recent jelly roll quilt. Her work is amazing, in no small part to her ability to see the best way to use color. (If that makes any sense). But this one was just a highlight to me last week. Gorgeous!!!

  2. the quilting on those quilts is all so good!

  3. Oooh, I'm excited to see your finishes when you can share, and it's always fun to see the beautiful quilts others are finishing. :)

  4. Good luck getting photos. I struggle with that as well.

  5. Thank you for featuring my horse quilt! I am looking forward of your VC quilt. Her patterns are so great!

  6. All three quilts you featured are impressive and beautiful!

  7. I know the feeling. I have my green Quilt Buzz Bingo quilt finished but it is waiting for the photoshooting :) Fingers crossed you soon find and opportunity! Stay well xo Melanie

  8. Hi Michelle! WOWEE - that paper pieced horse is fabulous but the FMQ in each sun ray and throughout the horse itself is stunning. I am looking forward to seeing your finishes! We don't care if the weather is great or not - we want pictures. HAHA! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Thank you for sharing my Chocolatier quilt - it was a lovely surprise to see it on your blog! We are having a very wet, dull end to the week too. No chance of an outdoor photo shoot!

  10. The eye candy is fabulous! Did anyone notice Janine Marie's quilted in at the bottom right of the picture? (No, I didn't either but forward this to a friend who noticed it!) Pretty cool.

  11. Oh squeal! I love seeing the quilts you highlight each week as well as all the link-ups. But when I clicked on this week and saw my quilt at the top, I thought I had accidentally clicked on my own post! Thank you so much for highlighting my quilt. I have to say this again: this quilt would not have been possible without the generosity of the online quilting community! And that makes me so thankful and happy!! We are all in this together—making our world a little brighter, a little cozier and a little more comforting, one quilt at a time.


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