My goal was my X and Plus quilt and I started this one back in the beginning of 2013 and it has been on my Quarterly Goals and few monthly goals since then. But no more she is done and I love it.
I started this quilt out as my first swap on Flickr. That was fun to sew up blocks and then get that many back in the mail in someone else's fabric. I think my scraps are not as fun, nice, or cool as someone else's so this was perfect. It mixes it up and I love all the different fabrics in it. I then made the rest of the blocks and from the looks of this quilt I definitely like orange!
I had pulled a 3 different bindings and I had orange in my head and the Lotta Jansdotter's trees was the perfect color to me for the binding and then 3 other "judges"agreed with me. Poor Sam was the only one who liked the blue and we were all in agreement that the red one I picked didn't work. So I went with orange much to his dismay. This was also the first time I used 2 1/4" binding and it worked out really well.
As for the back I used up stash in my never ending quest to use more fabric. (It doesn't seem to be working).I quilted this on the my new Juki. I love it however, there was a problem with the walking foot and a new one is being sent. It was making awful noises and would even jam up. Very frustrating! My friend has this machine and I borrowed hers, that one worked perfect! So I know it is not user error. There are a few things to learn on a new machine!
I did three lines through diagonally on each of the blocks. This quilt is so soft and can't wait to use it.
This is also the one that I had ripped some lines of stitching out and the back came out as one of the best ever! I am so happy I did that. (that is some really
I am linking up today at Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoo Whoo it's Friday, Lovely Month of Finishes at Sew Bittersweet Designs and this one is also on Q-2 Goals so linking up at The Littlest Thistle when the time comes.
Thanks for reading and hope you have a wonderful weekend which includes some sewing!