WIP and FAL finish #2

I’ve finally finished my Kimono wall hanging which gives me FAL #2 for this quarter.  I used two layers of polyester batting behind the Kimono in addition to the stiff fusible batting that I used all over.   It is now on the wall in our guest bathroom.  The colours and style really suit the fixtures and the aesthetic.  I found this Asian inspired bamboo quilt hanger that just added the final touch.

I used a very tight flower design all over the cream background to compress it and combined that with stitch in the ditch on the kimono and that really accentuated the trapunto and gave it real dimension.
Kimono_close1 kimono_close2 Kimono_close3

I just did a little outline quilting in the border to keep it simple.


My Asian blue peacock wall hanging is still on my frame waiting for me to finish the ditch work before I tackle the FMQ.  I got side tracked and started a brand new quilt.  Here I was two quilt tops away from having no WIP left and I blew it by starting another project.  In my defence, our niece is getting married in May and the quilt is for her.

I’ve finished my one-block-wonder quilt top that I started way back in 2010.  I’m just adding the appliquéd Geishas in the solid blue part with a little trapunto work and then it is the next in line for the longarm.  I added one more blue border on each side after I took this picture.  I thought it would help to accentuate the print that I added to the side borders (it is from the fabric I used to make the OBW).   I like the way the ombre purple borders change from light to dark.


Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

We Did It Wednesday @Sew Much Ado

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life


2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Asian Shadow Box  King   binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   FMQ
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby  Donated


Filed under FAL, Finish-A-Long, WIP, Work-in-progress

15 responses to “WIP and FAL finish #2

  1. Shell

    They are both lovely!!! You’ve done a fantastic job!

  2. Sue

    Wow, that’s really something Debs!!!!

  3. janice Stanyer

    They are fabulous!

  4. marjorie Henwood

    Beautiful fabrics and I love the quilting

  5. Gorgeous selection of fabrics! Amazing work!!!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  6. Such a beautiful quilt! Great quilting, lovely fabrics.

  7. Connie Campbell

    Beautiful work and your quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  8. This is so beautiful I feel like it could easily be on exhibit in an art museum. I have never seen anything like it. What an awesome work of textile art. Kudos to you.

  9. WOW!!! Beautiful work!

  10. I did a smaller version of the kimono and am in love with the pattern. Your fabrics are so sumptuous. LeeAnna Paylor

  11. beautiful quilting on the kimono!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  12. What a wonderful quilt and presentation! I have no idea where you found that hanger for your quilt but it’s absolutely perfect. Visiting from Val’s Quilting Studio.

  13. Perfect finish! Thanks for resharing this at Tuesday Archives…as it definitely inspires us to look for unique ways to hang/compliment our quilts!

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