I finally have a quilt finish to share!!

It measures 37″x 37″ – I used blue for the binding, and love it.  Had a lot of fun playing around with different quilting patterns in this one – some kind of sputnik-y looking thing.  My problem with this quilt was I used a chalk pencil to mark the position of the larger circles and the “straight” lines that connect them.  So I had to wash the quilt to get the chalk off… and some stayed stuck under the stitching.  It will probably all come out in the next wash, but I won’t make that mistake again!


I like the back a lot too:

…AND I finished Zihna’s pillows for one of her holiday gifts:

 Here is what the backs look like, I used a star-shaped quilting pattern that made it a little warpy so I would not recommend for future projects… but it still looks kinda cool.

I don’t know what I’m going to start next… I only have a billion ideas!!  I think something pink… I’m collecting a lot of great pinky fabrics ~ not my usual color choice, but I think it could be fun! 

Regardless of the next project… this is encouraging me to continue to practice, practice, practice the free motion quilting.  I don’t mind if the overall pattern is a little organic/wonky/not perfect… but the actual stitching needs to be even, and THAT’S what I need practice with, so off to practice I go!  

4 thoughts on “A Friday Finish”

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love the quilt (front AND back) and the pillows, Gail! I especially like how you incorporated different motifs in your free motion quilting. You are inspiring me to start practicing again on my FMQ.

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Gail, I just love this quilt, it's so bright and beautiful! Glad I got to see last night, even for just a short bit!

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How beautiful, Gail! athr vibrant colors the textured stitching, the fabric selections. I really love all of it! All your "practicing" sure looks polished to me.

(and I even like the warping effect of the star pattern)

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Love that you echoed the circles of the top in the quilting. I mark as I go along when quilting and straight lines often only need a fingernail run along the edge of a ruler to leave enough impression to follow. 🙂

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