Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Finish For Me

Another finish for my Finish Along 2016 Q3 goals.  I've got two more weeks to finish the sixth and final project.  I need to make a decision on the quilting and get moving.

This is a great tutorial by Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal.  I'm going to keep this, but you probably already guessed that from all the orange (and yes, the backing is orange).  It's hard to capture the true colours, but that's Kona Pear and Kumquat.


I attempted to free motion quilt pinwheels in all the orange squares.  They definitely did not turn out how I envisioned.  Definitely need more practice.




We have had little rain this summer, so the poor grass is suffering greatly, which doesn't make for great photos.


Will you be spending the weekend quilting?  Unfortunately, I won't have time.  I have a 5K sunset race tonight and then a 5K sunrise race in the morning.  And then off to an all-day Girl Guide training.  I predict a nap in my future for Sunday.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 



                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts




22 comments:

Tish Stemple said...

I love all those oranges against that blueish green. I'm starting to develop a love for this color combination. Congrats on another great finish! It sounds like you are going to have a crazy busy weekend, I think you deserve a nap on Sunday and maybe even a pizza.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I'm tired just reading that . I was going to quilt on Sunday morning , maybe I should exercise ! The kona pear and orange go so well together . And yes I did guess you were keeping this one

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty quilt - love the colors

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

This color palette is a winner! And your pinwheels turned out great, give yourself some credit! :) Have fun at your races!

Grantham Lynn said...

Love this. I love the pattern and the colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, good luck in the 5K races; running is *not* for me, but I do love walks (my goal is to walk 2,000 miles this year and it will be close). For the pinwheels, have you tried using a ruler? It helped my off angle lines when using a long arm immensely. Lovely finish, and now I'm wanting to go buy some Kona Pear - what a great color.

Nancy said...

Oh, it's beautiful. I love the colors you used.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Love this!!!!

Paige said...

I think your pinwheels are great and love the colors Congrats on getting closer to your Q3 goals! And good luck in your races this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Such a fun quilt and I love the palette you chose!

KaHolly said...

Looks great!

Stitchin At Home said...

Striking colour combo! A nap I think is going to most definitely be in order. I could use one after just reading about the 5K runs.

Summer said...

This sure is a wonderful finish ♥

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Anonymous said...

Love it all....the colours, the quilting...everything.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Two 5 km runs and Girl Guide training, and you predict a NAP? I would need resuscitation! And maybe wine. And chocolate. And a foot massage.
(I can walk all day, but I have never managed to learn how to run.)

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

That Kona pear is gorgeous! I wish I had some of that, and maybe the real thing since I love pears! Actually I think I love every fruit or vegetable I've tried. But I'm much better at eating than at running. Wait, make that exercising of any kind. lol Okay, back to your lovely quilt. Those oranges really pop and I like your pinwheels. And while we're not supposed to photograph anything in dappled sunlight, my favorite picture is exactly that one!

Cheryl said...

I love this quilt, the design and colors are great and the quilting is beautiful!

Renee said...

This looks like a very cozy quilt! Despite the quilting in the squares not turning out like you envisioned, I think the texture looks great!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

What a great finish! Your quilting looks really nice, too!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Wow! Beautiful finish, Anja! Gorgeous colours! I'm not a big fan of orange but this quilt makes me change my mind :)

Adrienne said...

these colors make me SO HAPPY. What a great finish. Thanks for linking up to the parteee!

Sandra Walker said...

Yum! It makes me think of pie... Key Lime and then Creamsicles. Such a sweet finish! Um whoa? 5km at night and then do it again in the am? You're crazy woman. :-)