Friday, March 2, 2018

Slope to a Finish

It feels good to have another finish - the second one this year - and even more fun when you can go out on a gorgeous Florida morning with a quilt-y friend for a photo shoot. Thanks very much, Becky, for doing this with me. It was a good time!

We headed to Brownwood, one of three squares in The Villages that's for shopping, eating, and socializing. These pictures were taken at Paddock Square. Becky stood on the Dogtrot Stage to hold my quilt. The flowers are too pretty to leave out of the picture.

I absolutely love this Slopes quilt! It used up lots of scraps, though all eight of my scrap bins seem to remain full to the top! I'm passing along a big thanks to Amanda Jean (CrazyMomQuilts) who mailed me a whole bunch of purple pieces, as that's a color that's lacking in my own stash. The bottom two rows of the quilt are pieced mostly with Amanda Jean's scraps.

Slopes was sandwiched with Quilter's Dream Cotton Request using homemade basting spray (Have I mentioned enough how much I love this spray?!), and quilted with 50-weight Aurifil thread.

For the first time ever, I quilted extra-simply. Using my walking foot, I repeated wavy lines across the width of the quilt. So easy, and perfect for the busy-ness of the quilt front.

Sticking to my 2018 goal of sewing from my stash and not buying any fabric, the backing is pieced from a row of triangle-in-a-square blocks that I'd originally thought to use on the quilt front, and stash leftovers. The colorful swirly print is all that's left of 108"-wide yardage. Yep, I'm making the most of what I already have. 

The binding is scrappy too. 

I used my favorite No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine to finish Slopes. 

Slopes finishes at 60-1/2" X 74".

For the first time in eons, I'm linking up with Amanda Jean's "Finish It Friday," as I think it's appropriate to share a quilt inspired and made from her book "No Scrap Left Behind." Thanks for a fun pattern, Amanda Jean! Linda


  1. Gorgeous quilts and it was great fun!!!

  2. Woohoo! Congrats on a beautiful (and colorful) finish. I'm glad you have space to take photos--fun to include those beautiful flowers. Well done, Linda!

  3. This is so pretty! Great scrap quilt!

  4. oh this turned out so nice!! I'm not sure I have a full rainbow in my scrap bin, but this would be nice in other combos too. Yay for a finish! I hope to have one in the next 10 days or so!!

  5. All the color makes this such a happy quilt. Great photos too. I especially like the last one where it's blowing in the breeze. I'm anxious for spring here so I can take some 'in the wild photos'. It's a little dull and brown outside right now.

  6. Oh my goodness! This one sure puts a smile on my face! It's beautiful!

  7. It is so fun to see your Slopes finish. Amanda Jean's book is the best! I haven't made one yet, but have several in the planning stages. Hooray for your finish and fun to see you here on Finish It Up Friday.

  8. It’s calling my name! I especially love that it’s constructed entirely from scraps! Well done!

  9. What a wonderful scrappy quilt!! Thanks for the link to your binding technique, as I was noticing how perfect your corners are.



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