Monday, September 25, 2023

Quilt 248. Friendly Faces 3.0

With this quilt, I'm all caught up with completed quilts.

 Here we are again with a third iteration of Friendly Faces. When I made the Bound quilt, I trimmed off large triangles from the roof of each house. They were large enough that I knew I had to find a use for them. I still had some of a favorite background fabric (by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, sadly no longer available--but I used it in three quilts so I figure I got very good use from it). 

After using it with the triangles, I used the remaining scraps to surround more Friendly Faces. When I finally ran out of the background print, I made the rest of the squares using solid white in the center, surrounded by colorful solids.

It was definitely a "use it up" kind of project, which made me super happy. It needed a fun border and I found these colorful dots in my stash (I'm having the best time using what I already have rather than purchasing anything new).

I used this quilting design on Friendly Faces 2, and really liked it, so here it is again.

Another fun find for the backing. 
I'm so happy with this quilt. I gifted this one to my oncologist, Brittany, who has two small children. 

Quilt Name: Friendly Faces 3.0
Quilt Pattern: Original
Made by: Cindy Wiens
Quilted by: Darby Myers
Completed 2023
Size: 46" x 52"


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Charlotte M. said... #

This is a fun one. If I ever get my quilting room unpacked I want to just sew from my stash too. Thanks for the inspiration.

FlourishingPalms said... #

This quilt is good, Cindy! Love the graphic shapes and bright colors. Gosh, but you are prolific. And so generous to give this quilt away. No doubt it's loved. As for that backing... I adore it! Do you know what it is/was? I can see myself coloring it, and sewing-up a skirt, or pouch. Or maybe embroidering it. Such a neat design!