june finish alyof finn epp table runner

June Finish {ALYoF}: Baby! & EPP Table Runner Flimsy

It’s hard to believe that less than a month ago, I was still pregnant. Yet in early June when I was setting my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (ALYoF), my goal was to have a baby!! I also added in a little hand stitching goal of completing my Summer English Paper Pieced (EPP) table runner top. I’m happy to report that I accomplished both of those goals!

june finish alyof finn epp table runner

june finish alyof finn epp table runnerMany of you have been appropriately introduced to baby Finn, who made his appearance 5 days into the month. Earlier today, I completed the final stitches attaching the EPP pieces to a solid border, finishing the table runner quilt top just in time.

blind ish stitch Lucy Boston applique
I used blind-ish stitch to sew the Lucy Boston blocks to a solid border fabric.

I used Aurifil 1320 – Medium Teal and a blind-ish stitch, which I hear is a highly favored stitch, to attach the EPP Lucy Boston blocks to a solid border fabric, Moda Bella solid in Coastal. I have not yet cut away the fabric behind the blocks, but I most likely will do so before layering, basting, and hand quilting the table runner.

completed table runner top lucy boston eppNow that I’ve grown my Aurifil 12wt thread stash, I’m excited to hand quilt this table runner. I have not yet decided on a quilting pattern, but I probably will go with a simple echo-border pattern. Finn doesn’t seem too interested in the stitching, but that’s ok!

baby finn and table runner quilt top eppI’m linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes June Finish Party, and already contemplating my goal for July. I’m really enjoying being a part of ALYoF, since it is a little added incentive to focus on one project and actually make visible progress. This is my fourth successful monthly finish, since I missed the goal setting deadline for January and completely missed May. Not too bad!

22 thoughts on “June Finish {ALYoF}: Baby! & EPP Table Runner Flimsy”

  1. I love all the gorgeous colors and that beautiful handwork of yours, but if I were asked, I’d choose looking at Finn while I ate instead of the table runner!


  2. Oh, I don’t think I’d have ANY finishes with handsome Finn to enjoy! What a beautiful little fellow!


  3. Congratulations on two beautiful finishes – both very lovely!

    I am quite curious to know… I thought for EPP blocks that the paper was removed before it is stitched to the background? I brought in a bunch of freebie kits from Mollie Makes & Love Patchwork and Quilting to work on with my two nieces while I am visiting… you’d never guess which one my oldest niece picked – yup the EPP kit! I guess I end up doing EPP whether I like it or not!


  4. I never would have thought to combine the Lucy Boston blocks on a plain background like this. It looks amazing. I can imagine it on a hall table with a vase, looking stunning. Of course, baby Finn is not just a pretty face; he is also a helpful indicator of scale.


  5. Gorgeous stitching and a gorgeous baby! Looks like you’re doing good all around! Lol. 🙂


  6. Gorgeous finish, I love your fussy cutting. Beautiful color choices. I’m always amazed seeing hand stitched projects. Congratulations with both goals – baby Finn is really cute!


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