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Friday Night Sew Along: A night of backs (+ Winner)

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I made a huge amount of progress last night and finished two backs for two of my quilts. Do you every think your backs could be quilts on their own and its sad that folks don’t get to see them as much.

I feel that way about both of these finishes. First up, the back of the “Neighbourhood” quilt is complete. It was made with the Oakshott cottons scraps from the front and Dottie, Cotton and Steel. Each of the blocks in the middle are 5″x 7″, so they are small.

Neighbourhood Backing

I think it complements the front well.
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The second back, is for Bjorn the Bear. It uses another of Juliet’s (from Tartankiwi) patterns, an Angled Bear Paw Print. I loved the Feather River Bear print and so totally want to use it on the back, and thought it would look great with the bear print in an off white and rust colored solids.

BjornBear Backing

I love it!! Here’s a reminder of the front. The pattern for this 30×30″ bear is now in Juliet’s Craftsy store.
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Both of these are on my must finish list this month, but again I will elect the Neighbourhood quilt as my A Lovely Year of Finishes for this month.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday, and linking up for ALOYF (see button on the right).

Last bit of business….Thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments and shared their projects on the Blogiversary post. I loved seeing them all. The winner of my Blogiversary giveaway is:
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who is…Kay..who is most proud of learning to put zips into things like cushions and bags, it has extended my repertoire of what I can happily make.

Congratulations, I will be sending you an email soon to get your mailing details!!

Starts and Finishes

I have 5 projects this week, I am concentrating on (the number kept growing as I wrote this, also with 5 concentrating may be the wrong word ;-)). I have two projects that I want to finish this week, 1 that is underway but I am hoping to get the top finished, so I can start  2 more projects.

One of the projects, I hope to finish this week is Bjorn the Bear. I have selected the fabric for the back, and I am keeping with the theme.

Bjorns Backing

The backing fabric is the new Feather River, Shroom Bear Hike, Birch Fabrics and I am pairing that with a rust looking Kona Cotton stripe.

For the two projects, I am thinking of starting, I have the idea and the fabric chosen out. The first one is something I am thinking of making for my son. It will use the new Vikings line from Alexander Henry.

VikingsProjectAre they not cute prints!.

The other project is one of my new designs (which will also appear in QDAD post tomorrow), using many of the prints from Cherie, Frances Newcombe’s new line.

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So a busy week, which should be doable with the hubby out of town. Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).