Finish It Up Friday

I have two small finishes this week. I put the little hour glass top together earlier this week and quilted it in a random grid pattern.

I finished the hand sewing on the binding last night while watching Unbroken with my love. I highly recommend this movie about Louis Zamperini. Although the book by Laura Hillenbrand is even better. The back is a very old piece from my stash. 


I added borders to just the two ends. 


This makes it a perfect size for my coffee table. 

 Should have straightened those pillows!

My second finish was a kill two birds with one stone project. Kathy Tracy of Sentimental Quilter post the pattern for a cute little mug rug for National Quilting Day.  Last fall, I proposed a small quit challenge using vintage fabrics with a friend. Why is it that when the word challenge is used all my creativity flies out the window? I spied this little pile of fabric and used it for this little quilt. Mine is not going to be used as a mug rug! But I think it is cute with one of my vintage toy machines. 

I didn’t use all the fabrics in the pile and I added the shirting fabrics. The red “bloomed” when I hit my block with steam! I like it anyway. 


I used part of a vintage feedback on the back and my go to quilting a random grid.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts, and Pink Doxies.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Finish It Up Friday

  1. Anja says:

    Great quilting.

  2. Cassandra says:

    You have two really lovely minis here- the grid quilting looks great on these!

  3. Christine says:

    Very sweet little quilts! The Hour Glass one is matching perfectly with your decor!

  4. Kathy says:

    What fabulous finishes! I’ve found that books are almost always better than the movies … I want to see the movie and read the book.

  5. By the way, I have to tell you how much I’m enjoying seeing that beautiful colorful quilt in your header each time I open your page. What a bright happy pop!

  6. They are both just perfect, bloom and all!

  7. Lu Ann says:

    I really like how you only put borders on two sides of the hourglass quilt . I need to remember to do that more often on my quilts. Great finishes!

  8. Lois says:

    The hour glass quilt is perfect for your coffee table. I love small quilts like that. You can change them out whenever the mood strikes. 🙂 And that little mug rug looks adorable with your tiny machine.

  9. Myra says:

    Your quilts are lovely! I can’t see where the red bled, but that is the joy of pictures sometimes! They are called toss pillows for a reason!

  10. Mari says:

    Very nice! I love your little minis. And I agree–the book Unbroken is amazing. Unbelievable how they all survived.

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