Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Finish - Blue & Green Quilt

The last day of January, this month has flown by, but I've gotten lots accomplished.  Today I'm showing you a quilt that Sharla pieced and I quilted.  It is another one we make specifically to practice long arm quilting. The fabrics are bright and cheery, so you know it is a Sharla quilt...although it doesn't have pink, but it does have green. It is a simply a 6 1/2 in block sewn in an alternating patten with a couple of borders.  We did learn that cheaper fabrics ravel more, and that small outer border was a real gritch!!!

I just did an all over meander when quilting it using Signature cotton thread called Dreamy Blues.  I had to be careful in the blue squares because the color matched the fabric so well that sometimes I had a hard time seeing it. I think this is my best quilting piece so far, it looks good even close.

I went back to the 2 1/2" binding because the outer border had some issues and I wanted to have plenty of binding to cover any issues.  I will say when sewing the corners it was much easier with the larger binding. And I didn't struggle nearly as much.  I also have to say I am loving my Clover Clips, and I found the best price on the at Amazon.  I got two packs of 50, but think I need one more for when I do a queen size quilt.

Overall, it was a great week for quilting for me.  I put on some oldies as I quilted and that made the time pass quickly.  Sharla is very happy with the quilt, it is large enough to really snuggle under and after washing it was really soft. She even posed for a picture with it.  We were hoping that she would be out of the wheelchair by now, but the doctor wants to do some surgery on her foot, and until that is done and healed she is still in that big black boot.  :(

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  1. Wow, your quilts looks great. I especially like the pattern you came up with for the brick quilt. I've been working on a quilt with a modern look, solid colors, totally not me but it's been fun. Last border is on and I'm ready to get it basted.

  2. Shauna--love how your quilt turned out! Sharla did a great job on the piecing, and your quilting looks awesome! I love the simplicity of the blocks and colors--it really makes for a great quilt--lovely job!! :)

    Thank you for linking up!


  3. Love the colors and your quilting looks great! Don't you just love the look of a quilt after it's been washed? What a wonderful quilt!!

  4. Love those bold colours!

  5. Hermoso quilt. Que suerte tienes de haber aprendido. Yo todavia no lo logro.
    Lindo tu blog.
    Saludos desde Chile

  6. Hi, visiting your blog via GYB party Your quilts are wonderful! love the vibrant colors you used..


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