Welcome to a special edition of Thursday's Threads! Today I am guest hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday! (TGIFF!) this week for the first time! For those of you who are new to TGIFF!, it is an is an intercontinental Canadian-Australian initiative by M-R of QuiltMatters and Laura of Quokka Quilts. Each Friday bloggers link up their finishes with this international linky party. The hosts allow different bloggers to host TGIFF! as well. That's where I come in. I am the guest host this week.
Today I am sharing a finish that I have been working on for some time. It is definitely a "Finally Finished!" This quilted wall hanging will be a gift to the Department of Natural Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I am a former chair of the Department. When I left that position, I promised the new chair that I would give her a quilt to replace my quilt which had hung in my office. For more details, including how I made the quilt, please see my previous post. Here is the finished quilt
I quilted leaves in the outer border for the Biologists. The overall pattern reminded me of crystals. This seemed appropriate for the Chemists and Geoscientists. The fabrics seem to have a tech influence for the Physicists, and I also included standing waves in the inner border for them. It was difficult to decide how to quilt the pinwheels. I finally decided to quilt each pinwheel with the same design to enhance the crystal theme. I used stencils and powdered chalk to mark the quilting pattern on the quilt and quilted it on my longarm. The photos below show an example.
I hope that my colleagues enjoy the quilted wall hanging!
Now it's your turn! Show us your Fabulous Finishes by clicking on the link-up. Be sure to include the TGIFF link in your blog post so that others can see the finishes and link up their own as well. You might also like to visit the other Fabulous Finishes and leave an encouraging comment. The upload link is below.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
-Coming August 1st!
A Christmas Mystery Quilt Along featuring 12 original Christmas blocks! There will be tutorials by the block designers and giveaways for participants! Links to all the blocks will be available here. My block will be released August 15th. Stay tuned! We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along!