Thursday, 11 June 2015

TGIFF! - Quilt Girl Spies a Turtle

Welcome to TGIFF, where every finish deserves a celebration!

Before I get into our party, I have some exciting news!

October Sky won second place in the "Excellence for Original Modern Wallquilts" at Quilt Canada's National Juried Show. Holy crap! Actually, I said something a little more graphic, but it wouldn't be polite to repeat it. ;)

When I think back to my very first quilt, there's no way I ever thought one of my quilts could get accepted at a major show, let alone place. I'm still grinning like a fool about it. :D

Okay, enough about that. It's time to enjoy some finishes!

My quilt this week was barely finished in time.

I've been working on a couple of new projects, but neither are close to being finished so what's a TGIFF! host to do? And so begins our tale:

On Monday, we started planning a baby shower for a colleague and there was my answer. I pulled out one of my wee spy tops, which I sometimes make as a leader/ender project, and found that I just had to add the border! 

Within a few hours, this baby was done! Doing the top as a leader/ender saved me about 2 hours this week (I've done this quilt many times so I know how long it takes me). Sweet!

Love that coral paired with the turtle fabric of the backing. Hopefully my colleague will love it too.

Finished quilt size: 42" by 54"

Phew! I always like a happy ending...

This fabulous quilty comic? Not me. It's fabric! Quilt Girl by Whistler Studios for Wyndham Fabrics. I found it at The Pickle Dish in Carleton Place for you local folks. You are welcome! :)


  1. so happy for you, M- R!!!! you must be beside yourself with joy....congrats!!!!! the baby quilt is the turtles

  2. exciting, your quilt is beautiful!!!!

  3. I loved seeing your quilt hanging in the show with its ribbon. It was beautiful, and well deserved!

  4. I saw your quilt hanging at the show! I wish I could have taken a picture for you and sent it along. It looked wonderful. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  5. Congratulations M-R!!!! Fabulous news.

  6. I've never tried the leader/ender approach, but your story has me reconsidering that! Well done!

  7. Congrats M-R! A well deserved win :)

  8. Wooo-Hooo!! Congratulations! Very exciting.
    And nice finish on the baby quilt too :)

  9. Congrats! On both the award and pulling off a finish just in time to make hosting TGIFF a legit endeavor! Thanks a bunch!

  10. Adorable baby quilt and of course congratulations again on your achievement!

  11. Beautiful quilt and congratulations! Quilt Girl is pretty amazing...

  12. Wow! Congratulations! That's a really cute baby quilt, and so smart of you to sew it up as a leader/ender project. I've been sewing 1 1/2" squares into 4 patches as my leader/ender...and yet it seems I always have a million more squares to go. There will be a quilt from them someday :)

  13. Congrats! Love the baby quilt.

  14. What fabulous news! I hope you continue to float on a cloud of happiness for quite awhile.

  15. Congratulations on the October Sky win! It's a great piece, and you should be proud.

  16. A big congratulations to you!


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  18. Congrats on your win! It is such a beautiful and stunning quilt.

  19. Congratulations and very well deserved - I love that quilt. xx

  20. Congrats, that's great achievement!


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