I guess that is better than none! I also finished a flimsy,
and have the scrappy bargello 3/4 of the way quilted.
I am also sharing with you today a quilt I finished for one of my favorite nephews (I said one boys not THE favorite!). He drives a big rig in MN and I thought he could use a quilt for his truck to keep him snug and warm :) This is the first quilt that I did not use any pattern, I just winged it :) I used a Boundary Waters by Moda layer cake (flannel), yardage from the Boundary Waters line for the borders, binding and back bought at Missouri Star Quilt Co and I used wool batting. Here it is:
|Here is a picture of the entire quilt taken with my phone.|
|Those white flecks on the quilt are SNOW! :)|
|I picked this line of fabric because my nephew is an avid hunter, fisher and all around outdoorsy kind of guy :)|
|This quilt was his birthday gift - not only did I remember, he even got it early! LOL|
The blocks were made by stacking three different prints together, slicing off a triangle on both sides, mixing up the fabric so I had three different blocks from the stack and sewing them together. The intent was to have wonky diamonds in the middle of the wonky X's. Do you know that some of those seams on the diamonds actually lined up!! What's up with that?? Typically I have to work at having seams match up, I didn't want them to and they did!! This happened just enough that I thought it kind of looked like I was having issues with sewing the quilt together LOL. What would I do different? I would make a paper template for slicing those corners off or measure the sides of the triangles to make sure they were all the same . . . lesson learned :) Honestly, probably nobody but me noticed this but I do have to say it did bother me some.
My Janome seemed to be having tension issues when I started quilting. I was doing straight line quilting so was using my walking foot but could not get rid of the eyelashes on the back. What's a girl to do?? I thought the thickness was too much for the Janome so decided I'm going to use my industrial sewing machine! Poor baby has been sitting there unused for months (well unused for sewing but it makes a pretty good place to stack fabric and batting LOL)! Jealous I am sure of the workout the Janome had been getting ;) The Artisan did a WONDERFUL job! It is a walking foot industrial so I can't free motion with it but I can do straight line quilting with it! Honestly, looking back on it I don't think the tension issues had a thing to do with the Janome, I think it had to do with the thread I was using. . . but I found out I can do straight line quilting on my industrial (and give the poor girl some love) and it looks AWESOME :)
I hope you all have a productive quilty weekend and for those of you in the deep freeze, stay warm! I won't even tell you what the temperature has been here in AZ. . . . I don't like to rub it in ;)
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday, and
and Lily's Quilts for
Until next time, keep on quilting!