I've finished my Grandma's Sewing Room quilt- a mix of spools and jars. 57x63, it used a lot of my aqua and red scraps.
It's not really finished until it's labeled and washed but it's pretty cuddly without being put through the wringer. I ought to know...for the last several weeks it's been on my lap almost every night after work while I've worked on hand quilting it.
First I used red hand quilting thread to stitch in the ditch around the spools because I wanted to practice my hand quilting skills (smaller stitch length, even stitches, using a thimble) and I didn't want my practice to show too much. Then I did a sort of free motion laced running stitch in red perle #8 all around the spools and jars to simulate loose thread.
The laced running stitch left it looking like a continuous thread on the top of the quilt but left it looking like a running stitch on the back of the quilt.
I used sewing themed fabrics in the borders and Kona turquoise for the binding.
And doesn't every sewing room have a few jars of sewing supplies like buttons and snacks like mixed nuts?
Now I can mark #12 off my list of UFOs. (I had a total of 73 UFOs on the list on Jan 1).
Well, it's Friday and I finished this quilt so I'm linking to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. Stop by and see all the fun things everyone else has finished up and a bit of inspiration. And, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? You might also want to stop by Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see what everyone's Whoop Whooping about.