TGIFF September 4, 2020

Ah, September and the first TGIFF of the month!

TGIFF is THANK GOODNESS IT”S FINISHED FRIDAY. A day where quilters around the world post their finishes … or their works in progress!

Some of you will be saying “but it’s still early on Thursday.” I know … but just think … in some parts of the world … Friday is almost over!

TGIFF is hosted by various bloggers … a different one each week. And it’s managed by a few very capable inventive quilters who send out reminders and pitch in when needed. If you want to host TGIFF, check out their website. (They will also help you to set up a Linky Party!)

My finish is this cute quilt … it was in a pile of “to be quilted” and I had even forgotten to put it on my “New Starts in 2020” for my PHD program. That’s OK … it’s done now, even if it didn’t make it to the list!

The quilt is basically the pattern from “5 ways to use ugly fabric” youtube video. I didn’t care for the look when the blocks were finished, so I added sashing and borders. The quilt finishes at 44″ x 59″ and the fabrics were not what I’d call ugly … but it did use up some fat quarters that were hanging around.

I used Hobbs 80/20 for the batting (it’s my FAVOURITE batting!) And it’s quilted with Aurifil #2515 – a light mauve / pink colour. The ruler template I used is from Langley Vacuum and Sewing and has silicone on the back. It does not slip … at all! The flowers were quilted with the template and then I stippled in between the flowers. Would you believe that this little quilt used up 5 bobbins? Ya, I don’t believe it either … but it did!

Linky Party

If you have a finish or a work in progress – be sure to link up!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


16 thoughts on “TGIFF September 4, 2020

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  3. Hi Gail! I am thrilled to finally have one finish to be able to share after weeks of a draught. What a pretty finish you’ve shared. It’s kind of a wonky nine-patch block that I find very intriguing. And that template for the flower looks pretty darn cool. I love that the silicone doesn’t let the ruler slide easily – I need some of that on my rulers. Nice job all the way around! Thanks for the linky party! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Pamela … thank you! I wasn’t sure how to quilt this quilt, but I wanted to practice ruler quilting … so I just did the random flowers all over the quilt – it was fun! And got the job done! 🙂


  4. Thanks so much for sharing your recent quilt. I love how it looks. It’s very pretty and the quilting is so spot on. I adore all of those JustGetItDone videos, including the one you mentioned( However, while her quilt was well loved and probably extra soft, I didn’t like the look of it in the end. I didn’t see your finish before sashing but I’m guessing that it felt too busy. Adding your extra touches makes the quilt lovely. In my opinion, I really don’t have ugly fabric. I’m sure I could find my least favorites but why bother with that quilt in the first place!!??

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    • Thank you! Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pics before I added the sashing … but it was TOO busy for me! And this one was not made with ugly fabric, just extra fabric that didn’t have a designated purpose. I do have some ugly fabric – but that gets either cut up into small pieces (Bonnie Hunter’s saying ” if it’s still ugly, you haven’t cut it up small enough” or I use it on the back on something that will never be seen (Like a table runner). AND, I gave away a huge hunk of fabric I hated and the recipient LOVES it and has made several projects with it. That made me smile!!!


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