For those in the Ottawa area, bring in your empty Aurifil spool(s) to the The Running Stitch on Saturday, August 9th for a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off sale! The specifics can be found on their site.
Also, my TGIFF! partner in crime, Laura @ Quokka Quilts is hosting a new QAYGFMQAL (Quilt As You Go Free Motion Quilt Along) -- so excited! She also has a sweet giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop so be sure to check it out!
Ooh, and Craftsy's having its Dog Days of Summer Sale right now. Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes! Take advantage of big savings today. Hurry, offer expires August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. I've been eyeing that Joe Cunningham course myself...
Welcome to TGIFF! Today, I'm very happy to be sharing my test of my soon-to-be-released Modern Totems pattern for TGIFF!
My first go at this quilt was with more of a Spring-like palette, but this time I went Bright! I used a Snap Pop charm pack by Sandy Gervais for Moda that I got from Sew Sisters and used Kona White for the background. The binding is Blooming Glory from Woodrow Studio. Look at me, throwing fabric names about like I know what I'm talking about! Next time, I'd like to try this design in solids...mmm!
It was right down to the wire with this one and I must fess up that I haven't even buried the threads yet.
The quilting -- done with my favourite white 50 wt. Aurifil 2021 -- was horizontal squiggles in the totems, spirals in the squares and stippling in the background.
The backing is that wonderful IKEA Numbers fabric that I stocked up on. It works so well with the hot pink binding. I know, I used pink!
The quilt finishes at 54" by 60" -- a great lap quilt and just perfect for the recipient I have in mind.