New Snail Trail Quilt – Finished!

Quilting with Ruler

So lucky to have a somewhat sunny day after finishing my last quilt – I have pictures to share!
“Oceans of Blue” by Gail Lizette Weiss – Finished Front:

Oceans Of Blue Quilt

This quilt was a pretty big challenge for me – half square triangles and quarter inch seams are two things that don’t want to play nice together! I made quite a few mistakes, so I had extra blocks and fabric after finishing the top, so I pieced a back as well:

“Oceans of Blue” Finished Back:

Finished back

I quilted this on my Juki with straight lines. Rulers for quilting – one of those “duh” moments when you finally understand how people get such nice straight lines! I’m glad I finally got turned onto that idea!

Quilting with Ruler

I used a 6″ square ruler with fabric grips and rested it against the foot of the machine while lining up with previous lines. The pattern of the quilt top was used to align the stitching. It took a while, but this is my favorite quilting work yet.

Straight line Quilting

This is a commissioned quilt, so I have to say goodbye soon. It sure was a pleasure to create! I have all the math to create a pattern… and if I get motivated enough, I just might try my hand at making patterns. Things in the blog world seem to be changing a lot lately… it seems to be one big marketing platform. I’m kind of tired of it all – but that’s just me. Sales and marketing are the American Way, right? I kind of like the idea of making a little money with my creativity, but I also don’t want to turn into a sales girl. Something to consider.

What are you working on today?

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