14 December 2013

Oldest Quilt Top Completed

I loaded up my oldest quilt top this week to practice my long arm quilting skills on.  The quilt pattern is a Stack and Whack.  I made this top back in 2009 at a local quilt shop with some of my friends while living Australia.  This is the only quilt class I have taken but it was so nice to be able to spend time with my friends sewing and chatting.  I miss that now that I am back in the states.  

Here is the front of the quilt and back.  My husband was nice enough to stand outside in 10 degree Fahrenheit weather so I could get pictures of my finished quilt. 
Front

Back
I pieced the back using my leftover fabric from the front.  I really like how it turned out even though in the beginning I was not sure of my fabric selection. 

I did some free motion quilting and some ruler work on this quilt and let me say there is such a big learning curve between FMQ on a domestic and quilting on a long arm.  Big Curve!

Some of my lines are not the straightest but I had to force myself not to take them out or I would never get it finished.  The only time I did remove stitches is when I forgot what my plan was with the straight lines in the background.  In the corners on the orange I have lines going in two directions, by the time I got to the bottom corners my mind slipped and I did one all up and down.  So I removed them and started over but am glad I did I would of never been happy with the results if I would not of. 

This one finished in at 56" x 62".

Print fabric used was Sprays GP107 by Kaffe Fassett and paired it with Kona Cotton in Terra Cotta and Aqua (I think).  

Now onto quilting my last commission quilt for the year so I can deliver before Christmas, not to mention I still need to whip up some Christmas gifts.  Really should stop waiting to the last minute. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Cheers, 
Abby

2 comments:

  1. WOW! great job... beautiful quilt! A stack and wack is on my bucket list... but I have UFOs to finish first! LOL!!

    helenmarie in tn

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