I've got quilts in so many different states today, but that's how we like it isn't it :) A couple of new starts, a 2.5 in strip quilt for a 4 year boy started and triangles started. I've been drooling over those triangles in QAL for seems like months now. I'm doing a practice table runner before I start on the real quilt. Just got the triangle die for accuquilt and I LOVE it.
And a Flimsie - this one if for Relay for Life. I'm going to quilt the title of pattern in the quilt, Hope Takes Flight and then I'll quilt some butterflies, dragon flies and flowers with some back ground swirls.
|There's one butterfly that must have been off by an inch when I trimmed , I might have to rip that one out and redo it.|
This is the biggest quilt I've made since Bonnie Hunters' Easy Street. Pattern is Urban Shades, you can find this at Moda Back Shop. This one is 7 blocks square - 96 inches square. Should fit wonderfully on a queen size bed after washing. I used Omni thread for the first time. I like it. Seems a bit thicker and tougher than Glide so I don't think I would use this thread for any dense quilting. But my machine liked it well enough. If I want a 40 wt thread with no sheen, I would definitely use it again. Batting is Hobbs Poly Down. Quilting pattern is Contempo, looks great and quilts really quickly. It's a big quilt and I didn't want to make it too heavy with a cotton batting. I used the left over fabric for a strip on the backing and a nice soft flannel on the sides of that. I tried to place the blocks such that the concentration of color was in the center and as it goes out there is less color and more shades of grey. I think it would have worked better with smaller blocks.
|Urban Shades back|
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