|Hoping to show the texture here by the water's edge|
I quilted this with wavy lines in groups of three, between which I quilted a string of beads or bubbles, big pebbles really. It was fast and fun. How I adore my Bernina! She loves any kind of thread, never has an issue with tension. Only problem is her small throatplate (kinda like her operator's mouth at the dentist, LOL) but this motif was a breeze. After I did one row of blocks I had the idea (or rather I was already getting bored!) to switch direction with the lines. So it has a bit of a woven effect.
I used Gütermann cotton thread to quilt this quilt. Not. One. Break. How I love their thread. I went with white across the entire quilt, first time for doing that. I wasn't sure about it on some of the rich purples and deep reds, but it looks just fine! It was wonderful not to change threads as I often do.
I spied some Jen Kingwell Gardenvale fabric on sale for $5.38 at Fat Quarter Shop that I thought might just be perfect for the back:
|You can see the rainbow binding and the mmm!quilts label here too|
and this one:
Pattern: Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 Original Design (yes, I plan to write up the pattern)
Size: 48.5 X 60.5 as a flimsy; 46 7/8" X 59.5" after quilting and washing
Fabric: scraps and leftovers, except for the backing which is Gardenvale "Meg" by Jen Kingwell for Moda
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced mostly with Gütermann 100% cotton and some Mettler 100% cotton; quilted with Gütermann white 100% cotton
In other news of finishes, I finished my second book of 2017, A Walk Across France by Miles Morland (good), finished watching "The Queen" on Netflix, (loved it) and completed a second quilt project! I've been pretty productive so far. I'm 2/3 of the way through season 1 of "Gilmore Girls", two episodes into to Season 1 of "Murdoch Mysteries", and back to finishing season 3 of "Call the Midwife". Also started season 2 of "Nikita", a show I love and watched a lot of when it aired in the late 90s. It was ahead of its time and is eerily similar to events going on today in the world. So I am definitely watching more TV, as well as reading a bit more. No knitting yet. I've started Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote, which has pulled me in immediately. It's a dog story, another non-fiction. I've completed 12 designs in the #30quiltdesignschallenge2017. There will be a second draw this evening for a $15 gift certificate to The Red Hen Shop. It's not too late to join the group of us. Here are my latest two:
|#11 Oh My Stars! and #12 Raspberry Swing, on the Quiltography for iPad app which is a terrific little app. Those are all my own fabrics I scanned in (take a photo and it adds it to your library of stash)|
DrEAMi! linkup is tomorrow, Saturday, January 28! That link explains it more fully if you haven't heard of this yet. Hope you'll join me, either to link up your distracted moment or squirrel, or to check out some others, or to do both!
Crazy Mom Quilts
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Faith and Fabric today
soscrappy for her special finished RSC quilts linky on Jan. 31