Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Finish: Cupid Shuffle Flimsy

I was very sad that last week I didn't have a Friday Finish.  Now I could have shown my test blocks for my Compass Quilter Bee, but that would have been really stretching it for a finish.  I had hoped with the long weekend I would get lots done, but alas I did get some done, but spent a lot of time watching movies, taking pictures of a new baby (not mine), and generally moving slow.

But I did get lots done this past week.  I finished my Bee blocks, but will show them to you later when I get my label block done and get them in the mail.  I also got my test quilt for Cora's Quilted, quilted and bound, and should get to show that to you next week.  And last but not least something I can actually show you.

I bought a jelly roll of PB&J by Basic Grey some time ago and I found a pattern called Cupid Shuffle by Harding Hill Designs.  I love this line of fabric because the colors and patterns are just so fun.  To make lap sized quilt I only needed 32 strips, so I picked out my favorites.  And here is the finished product.

I really love doing jelly roll quilts because they are fast!!!  For this pattern you make groups of 4 strips and 2 strips, then sew those together.  I will say that if I do this pattern in the future (and I most likely will because it is easy), I think I will cut the strips in half so I can have a little more variety in my groupings.  But I was able to pick my groupings, sew, iron and cut the strips in one afternoon.

They sat in this stage for a couple of days, and then I had to put my columns together.  I think this is the first quilt that worked in columns and not rows.  It was fun watching it all come together.  Once I had all the rows done, then I had to add the reddish backgrounds.  I got 4 of the five vertical rows done and then it sat in this stage for several more days.

Which was hanging on my long arm.  But on Monday I moved it off so I could quilt the test quilt. On Tuesday I finished the red and then added the final borders.  I have to say I really love the border fabric and it is also going to be the backing fabric.

Now I hope to get the backing pieced this weekend so that I can quilt it on Monday/Tuesday.  I really miss quilting.  When I put the test quilt on the frame I was thinking I like piecing better, but then Abby (the Avante) starting humming and it was just so much fun.  There is just something about the quilting process that makes me happy.  I think because I know the quilt will be finished soon.  I think I may really go out of my comfort zone and quilt this on sideways so I can do wavy lines.  I saw a video on it last week and think it will look cool with the columns.

Over all I had a very good week, got lots accomplished.  I even finished cutting all the shirts for the memory quilts.  My goal is to start piecing them next week.  I was going to move to another quilt on my list, but I think it is time for me to get those done.  Today I am linking up with  Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Weekend Link Party @ Patchouli Moon Studio.


  1. It sounds like you had a very productive week, Shauna! I love how this turned out - the borders really work well.

  2. Might have taken a little while, but it turned out very nice. It looks great!

  3. I really like that border fabric too and it's going to make a great backing!

  4. Oooh! I can see why you like the border fabric!

  5. I really like you quilt. Well done. It's going to be fabulous when finished.

  6. Looks like you have been having fun! This quilt is certainly coming together nicely. I love seeing the progress shots. Great job!

  7. Love your quilt and tha border fabric is so pretty!

  8. I think the border is my favorite part of this quilt! Nice finish.

  9. Really like the orange sashing in this! gives the whole thing a warm feeling.


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