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I truly didn't think I'd get a quilt done in time to share, but the stars aligned this past weekend and I got lots of time to finish up one of my WIPs.
I'm calling this quilt Land and Sea and it's my own design (patttern coming soon!). These photos are the pits - sorry! - but it's that time of year.
I've had this quilt backed and basted for a long time, but the quilting stumped me. I asked for advice, and got some great suggestions but I admitted to myself what I had known all along: that this quilt needed some funky FMQ.
I'm really, really happy that didn't rush the quilting like I usually do. I was willing to spend the time needed and I'm super pleased with the results. I still need a lot of practice, but I'm satisfied for now.
Like those plume feathers? ME TOO! I am so happy with how they turned out
(thank you, Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters!)
I used my beloved Aurifil thread. The blue and green are 40wt, and for the first time ever, my machine and Aurifil didn't see eye to eye. The clattering was so bad, I was afraid I was doing permanent damage so I switched to the white 50 wt in the bobbin, and it solved the problem but I was so sad that I couldn't use the coloured thread in the top and bottom!
I pieced the back in a pattern that echoes the front. I likey. The fabrics are Kona solids in Chartreuse and Turquoise, and the binding is a black and white check I found in my stash.
This quilt is destined to be given to Siblings Together, a charity devoted to bringing together siblings who are "in the system" and have been separated from their siblings.
And I'm also linking up to Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday and Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday linkies!