Finish it Friday!

I’ve had a couple of finishes this week, so it felt like a good time to look back at them!

Illuminati Jewel Quilt

I was pretty stoked to finish this quilt up this week.  I was also nervous about washing it because I used a hand dyed fabric for the back and I didn’t prewash it (BECAUSE WHO DOES THAT?!) and so I used some color catchers and white vinegar to prevent any bleeding and wouldn’t you know it, it worked!

*The color of the back didn’t change color, my phone is struggling to take pictures of this quilt!  I guess the colors are too vivid!!*

This quilt was supposed to be something totally different.  It was supposed to be the Arrow Tails Quilt from Sing All You Want and I cut too many pieces at once, which resulted in some of them being a little too small, and after I got two “tail sections” sewn, I knew these were not going to work.  So I cut all of the diamonds across the middle into SO MANY TRIANGLES.  I actually really like how this ended up, so don’t give up when you cut your entire fat quarter bundle wrong, you can still do something with it.

Custom Cockatiel Plush

This week I also got an order for a custom cockatiel plush.  I have this adorable pattern by Feather Stitched and I have two little birds in my shop made with it.  I received a message asking if I could make one based from a picture, and you know I wanted to make a special little bird!  I got a picture of a sweet little bird name Lumu, and she’s a cockatiel with a mostly grey head and just some yellow kind of under her grey feathers.  Most people I see making plushies with different colors mixed in use air bushing, but I don’t have that kind of stuff, so I used an alcohol based copic marker to color in her yellow face.  That way it’s still (gently) washable, the color won’t wash out, and the face is still soft.

I also added a little surprise tiny quilt for this little bird to take home. 🙂

I loved learning a new way to make plushies more custom and I’m looking forward to being able to use this in the future!

I hope you’ve all had a great week!  Have you finished up any projects?  Let me know!  Until next time, happy sewing!

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