July 22, 2021

TGIFF - A Secret Finish

 It's time for TGIFF! I have to admit that, since I'm off all summer, it's a little hard to keep track of the days right now, lol. It's always good to celebrate a finish, though, so let's get to it 😊

I do have a just finished quilt top to share today...but I can't actually show you the whole thing yet. I know...Sneak peeks are fun, but not fun at the same time, right?

I'm updating my Divided quilt pattern, getting it ready to be a printed pattern available to shops, so I've remade the quilt. This time I used the Dream fabric line, designed by Kristy at Quiet Play for Riley Blake Designs, along with Blossom in black for the background, also from Riley Blake. This version looks drastically different from the original, which you can see here! Here's my proof that my quilt top is actually finished. Aren't the fabrics dreamy (I couldn't resist!)?
Divided quilt top | DevotedQuilter.com
I love doing orange peel applique. The shape is simple, but you can use it to create so many fun designs. I used the orange peel shape in my Flower Path quilt pattern, too, in an entirely different look.

You may notice there is no stitching around the applique yet. That is one of my favourite time saving tricks! I'll stitch the appliques down with the quilting, so I only have to go around them all once. Sometimes I do stitch down my applique shapes before putting the top together, especially if I want to do a different stitch around them for emphasis, but a lot of times I just leave it to be done with the quilting. If you do this, be aware that you do need to be careful that the appliques don't separate from the background before they're stitched. If they do start to come off, you can press them again briefly, if you used a fusible product, or just add a little more glue, if you used a glue stick like I did for these.

I'll be sharing the finished quilt next Wednesday, which probably means I should get this top basted and quilted. If you need me this weekend, you'll know where to find me.

Link up your finishes from the week, then be sure to visit a few of the other links to celebrate their finishes, too. They'll probably even show you the whole thing, unlike some people...

Before you go, here's a pretty quilt swirl picture. 
Divided quilt top | DevotedQuilter.com

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  1. Wow, I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  2. I love Kristy's new line! This is going to be fabulous on the black!

  3. I am interested in seeing your quilting/applique at the same time method.

  4. Looks great. No finishes as I am traveling - next week I hope!

  5. Those sneak peeks are just too tantalizing.


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