I’m super excited to host TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s finished Friday) this week. Please click on the link at the bottom of this post and share your finishes and WIPs.
I’d like to share my recent finish – Tutti-Frutti. Years ago I got a jelly roll of a batik line called Gelato by Timeless Treasures. My favorite ice cream flavor growing up was tutti-frutti. It has a light fruity flavor with bits of candied fruit called tutti-frutti. This fabric line of pinks and golds reminds me of tutti-frutti ice cream.
I made a small quilt for a mini quilt exchange some years ago but the rest of the jelly roll sat in a shoe box once again waiting for that perfect pattern to show up.
The perfect pattern was a non-pattern. I attached each 40″ strip to about 30″ strip of white background on both ends. I cut each the strip in half at with different lengths to give a random look. It took me for ever to work out the placement of the strips to get a random but balanced look that I was happy with.
For quilting, I tried out different border designs in each of the colored strips. In the background I went all out graffiti quilting with swirls and feathers and flowers and whatever I felt like.
TGIFF: Please link your finishes here.
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Meet Rainbow Stars – made from a scrumptious fat quarter bundle of True Colors by Tula Pink. I was hoarding this bundle of fabric for many months, waiting for the the perfect pattern/idea to strike. This is also special because it is my first ever commissioned quilt. My college friend Rupa in Australia asked me to make a quilt for her friend. She looked over my quilts and a few on Pinterest and said she wanted something modern with bright colors.
I had just got myself a Tri-recs ruler and put it to work. Tri-recs makes it super easy to make isosceles triangles that fit into squares. They almost look like equilateral triangles but they are not – the base angle is about 63.5 degrees.
I simple laid them out to make interlocking stars, keeping like colors together. The top went together quite quickly.
I quilted three curvy lines inside each triangle and an echo line around the triangles. This left a nice hexagon inside each triangle. I had fun coming up with a different design for each hexagon.
I used some dot-to-dot designs to emphasize the hexagon in some or modify the hexagon in others.
I quilted some swirls and feathers and paisleys in the negative space on top and bottom.
Size: 60″ X 70″
Fabric: True Colors by Tula Pink, Kona cotton silver
Linking to all the usual linky parties:
Can I get a whoop whoop
Finished or not Friday
TGIFF @ DevotedQuilter
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cookingup Quilts
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the river
Midween Makers @ QuiltFabrication