Friday, November 22, 2013

TGIFF Times Three

Not one, not two, but three finishes today!

First up, a quilt that was pieced ages ago. I made the first quilt of Japanese Taupe fabrics for the high school graduation gift for the last of the 4-H'ers from my boys' club. I had enough fabric left over to make a second quilt just like the first. It sat in the "to-be-quilted" shelf for almost three years. Then I decided the son of my friend, Lori, should have a quilt, even though I didn't know him when he graduated high school.

I took the quilt to my long-armer, Connie of Ponderosa Patchworks late this Spring. When the Black Forest fire burned her house, Connie rescued this quilt along with all her other customer quilts. Mine was the first customer quilt she quilted when she opened her new studio. Since Lori's house was also threatened by the Waldo Canyon fire two years ago, I think it's appropriate that Connie quilted this one.


Stuart will be home from college for Thanksgiving next week. I hope he likes the quilt!

I've decided my quilt #48 for 2013, "Full Moon" shall remain borderless. I do like the just-five "moons" rather than one in each block.  Here is a link to my post with details of this quilt.

I also calculated the sashing strips for my "Morning Joe" and finished it.   Here's the image from the pattern cover:

Image of Morning Joe PDF ~ No. 474

And here is my finished "Morning Joe."

My blocks are 16" square, the table runner will finish at 64" X 24" -- and I know just the niece who will receive this as a hostess gift on my next trip to Idaho!

Linking up to Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday, hosted this week by Australian Lynne at Never too hot to stitch.

Needle and Thread Thursday

And also to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.

The first "real snowfall" of the season happened yesterday. I can't wait until the clouds blow away so we can see Pikes Peak in all its glory!

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  1. Love the taupe colours and the "Joe" runner. at this rate you will exceed your 52 quota!!

  2. They are all lovely. I love the "moons" on that one quilt. Enjoy your snow.

  3. The taupe quilt looks fabulous - as do all the others. Enjoy the snow! :o)

  4. That taupe quilt is a great quilt for a man, love the colours in it and I'm sure Stuart will also love it. A great story, although unhappy to go with the quilt, every quilt should have a story. Best wishes Wendy

    1. Wendy, it was a hard time during the fire. So lucky Connie made it out OK, and with all her quilts!

  5. Your table runner is so pretty. The colors are so warm and cozy!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday! I would appreciate if you would post a button or add a link back to your post! Thank you!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Really cute Morning Joe :-) So sweet!


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