3rd Quarter FAL Finish


Well the 3rd quarter is almost over and I finally have my first FAL finish (here is a link back to my FAL wish list).  It is a one-block-wonder that I started back in 2010.  When I initially finished piecing it, it was too small for a queen and I didn’t like the fabric I had for the border so I just added it to my pile of UFOs and forgot about it.  I pulled it out in January and added it to my 1st quarter FAL list  It got carried forward to the 2nd and 3rd quarters before I managed to complete it.

 I removed some of the blocks in the upper right hand quadrant of the quilt top and replaced them with the blue background fabric.  I used appliqué and trapunto to show off the two beautiful geishas that were the stars of the OBW fabric.


I really like how the geisha faces made interesting blocks.


This is what the original fabric looked like.  It was made up of two geishas, rose and purple irises and a water like background.


Linking up to:

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

 WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle & Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

I Quilt Thursday @Pretty Bobbins

TGIFF @Quokka Quilts

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Link A Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get A WhoopWhoop Friday @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Show & Tell @ SNAP

3rd Quarter FAL Finish Party @The Littlest Thistle


Filed under FAL, Finish-A-Long, Quilting

13 responses to “3rd Quarter FAL Finish

  1. Janice Stanyer

    it is spectacular!

  2. How cool is that that you added the beautiful ladies to the middle of the quilt and the borders. Wonderful!! Love the colors in this one.

  3. This is spectacular! What a good idea to provide negative space, and the geishas at a larger scale. It gives the other blocks focus!! So good
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  4. Indeed, it is spectacular. I am partial to one block wonders and the likes. And the geishas add to the background giving a focal point.

  5. Wow, i just had to admit that this is spectactulair indeed. So clever! This is beyond a gorgeous quilt. Congrats with this finish.
    Love from Amsterdam

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous and so worth the effort of finishing it. I also love the geishas–they add so much interest to the quilt.

  7. Well worth the wait, I think.

  8. What a gorgeous quilt. I love how you grouped your blocks, especially where you placed the “lighter looking” blocks coming down towards the geishas. And the borders are the perfect complement, the graded purple – looks like weaving in and out .

  9. This is lovely. One block wonder quilts are so unique with their interesting patterns. I started cutting pieces for one a couple of months ago but got distracted by other things, now I have seen your beautiful quilt I will have to go back to it.

  10. Kat

    Very pretty! Adding the geishas in there really makes it.

  11. going to be a beautiful OBW

  12. thelittlestthistle

    What a great way to feature those ladies! Congrats on the finish :o)

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