Some finishes that I can finally show. Our Loose Thread Challenges for 2018 were revealed at our Christmas party. We each drew from a brown paper bag - a "shape", 2 colors and a "technique". I selected "Farm Animal", Red & Pink, and for a technique, Crazy Quilting.
This is the finished project:
Pink and Red Pig with embroidered "parts names" and various stitches around the edges of each piece. It was very fun! I did a small grid quilting in the background.
The backing was discovered at a quilt store about 2 hours from home, and there is a hidden zipper under the red heart piece. I am happy with it.
I did get 3 potato bags and 2 bowl cozies made for Christmas gifts. I will be adding in some packets of soup mix and a homemade tree ornament.
Potato bags and the bowl cozies, upside down so you can see the outside. The teal colored one is for our daughter.
The same potato bags with the cozy turned right side up so you can see the inside. The one with the beer bottles is for our son. It matches the backing in the quilt he got for his 50th Birthday!
I am linking this post up to Amanda Jean's final Finish It Up Friday! I will miss reading her blog, seeing her amazing quilts and learning from her tutorials. I am glad the blog will remain up for reference. And I will continue to follow her on Instagram.
I will continue to follow the bloggers I have discovered on Finish It Up Friday...you are bookmarked! And I will post at Finished or Not Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, and a few others as I discover them. Thanks to all quilt bloggers! You make my early morning meanderings so enjoyable.
Stay Busy and Stay Happy