It was a terrific feeling to finish this quilt. I wanted it ready for our quilt show, in the middle of October and it was. It was part of my goals for this quarter for the 2017FALQ4; you can see them all here. We had a family death and so I was unable to be at the show, but was out of the country. In my hurry to get things done and delivered to friends, I forgot to take pictures of this quilt. As I have a quilt made of these fabrics on my bed, I felt as though this deserved to be in someone’s home that loved it. It found a buyer a the show – I was thrilled.
The quilting was pretty intense for me. It was all straight line, and I used a darker thread in the green leaf and a light thread in the the background. I loved the effect and was pleased that I stuck with it.
Here’s the way we label our quilts at the show We get to write a little description to tell people about the quilt. Of course we could go on forever, but we are limited to 50 words or so.
This pictures shows my label. I had this fantastic aboriginal print, that was just lovely for the background. I often do my labels the same way, framing them, and you can see more about that here.
Thanks to my quilting friend, Sandra at MMM! Quilts for designing a great quilt and hosting a fun QAL.
Here’s how the end of the year list is looking:
2017FAL4Q List: 3 to go!!!!
Free Fall Quilt Along
3. Sew Together bags
4. Petal Play Loon
5. Organized sewing room
All people quilt UFOs (so 7 out of 12 are done!!)
1. Grey batik flying geese
2. Petal Play Loon
3. Raw Edge Tree Runner
4. Row by Row #3 (is this for real, one more??)
5. Sew Together Bags
Here’s hoping for a stellar finish – I think the Sew Together Bags will be done as well. An organizer is coming Tuesday to help with #5 the Sewing room, as the Raw Edge Tree Runner and the others just depend if I get any momentum. I really didn’t expect the move to last so long or the disruptions to be so pervasive but the are!
Congratulations on the beautiful finish and finding a buyer for the quilt at the show, that is wonderful. The quilting adds wonderful motion to the design.
Thanks, Yvonne. It was fun to do and nice that it has a new home.
Kathleen, well done! Lovely combination of batiks for the leaves and good contrasting values. Congrats on finding a home for the quilt!
Thanks, Paige. It was a fun little quilt to do!
Your Freefall Quilt is absolutely beautiful, outstanding quilting. I can see why you felt so good finishing this quilt. I love your quilt and hope it's happy in the new home.
I hope its happy, too, Rose. And, I did enjoy the quilting…although it was much more than I usually do!
Love your quilting! That's great that someone else is going to enjoy it now, too!
Thanks, Nancy, I am glad it has a new home too!
Well this just made my day. No. My weekend. No. My WEEK!! Thank you for participating, and for pushing yourself with the quilting (gorgeous, and perfect) and for entering it in the show and then knowing it brought $100 and is living in someone else's home–!! Doing a big ol' happy dance to the little bit south (cool huh? who knew) and west of you! Thanks for noting that it is my pattern too, much appreciated. mwah!
You are too funny, Sandra. It was a great time and I really loved it. Thanks for the pattern and the QAL!
Your fabrics look lovely Kathleen! Nice choices.
Thanks, Nicole. They were scraps from a larger quilt (second project from them). Hard to believe how far the scraps went!
Your quilt is beautiful, and how lovely to sell it at the show too! Thank you for joining the FAL, on behalf of the global FAL hosts.
It was a really fun QAL and the first one I had done. I loved the process and using my scraps. Thanks for hosting the FAL and commenting!