I learned a lot quilting this quilt. First and foremost patterned fabrics are my friend!!! The bright solids are fun, but they show everything. I've always admired Amish quilts, but until I get much better at quilting, I don't think I will be doing one. I changed up and did loops for this one, which was lots of fun. I still need more practice and think the next quilt I do will have them too.
I used Signature's Tie Dye thread for the front which was lots of fun, and the colors were perfect for this quilt. I did use a different color for the back because it was green, so I used Limey Greens by Signature.
I know why they say don't mix colors, and I only have one spot that is funky and since this quilt will most likely be given to Tucker or Hollywood, I'm not overly concerned. I will say I don't know if it was because I was doing loops or if it was because of the t-shirt material, but I had a lot more thread breakage. I had to slow down a lot to keep it from breaking, but I think I finally got it under control.
I also finished the test quilt. I can't show it to you yet, but the pattern should be released mid-March and I will show it to you then. I am happy with it, it's not perfect, but the colors came out great. It is just the top and I probably won't quilt it until I get the ruler base for my Handiquilter. But here is is when I was sewing the very last seam.
And last but not least I got my Trails End quilt top finished. I bought the layer cake on sale, because I like the colors, but once I got it, the patterns really aren't me. I'm not a big moose person. Overall I'm happy with it, and I'm sure someone will like it. I still have to get backing and binding fabric for it.
Overall I'm happy with my progress this week, I got a lot accomplished I'm linking up with... Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, TGIFF...at Devoted Quilter, Crazy Mom Quilts, NTT (Needle and Thread Thursday) and Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio.