Stitch Stash Diva, done once again by random draw. I'm so pleased with the variety and number of participants in the QAL! If you don't have a blog or your Instagram is private, email me a photo and I'll link it for you using my own Instagram account. It's wonderful to see all the quilts out there!
So as I mentioned in yesterday's post, I started sewing up the kit I bought from Clinton Modern Creative. I showed the first three blocks on Instagram (@mmmquilts). Here's the finished flimsy!
I just love it. It's entirely sewn on Tillie, my 1951 Featherweight. These are Alison Glass prints, on some leftover Paintbrush Studio white, and a Sarah Fielke grey. Can't wait to quilt this one up too! However, the one done with the Paula Nadelstern Marbella fabrics is first in line, and going on Avril today.
Tips on QuiltingI thought I'd offer some suggestions as to how to quilt your quilt. In the original one I did an allover design of Christina Cameli's, called Effervescent, from her book, Step by Step Free Motion Quilting.
It's a great combination of varying sizes of circles and wavy lines. I free-handed all the circles except for the very large ones which are about 2" in diameter, and for those I traced a round object with a blue line marker.
Another idea is to do straight lines going horizontally in the large shadow plus, with either wavy or straight lines vertically in the background.
Here is another idea, to differentiate between the floating or dancing small plus blocks, the large shadow plus and the background. Please excuse the rather rough-drawn designs; this is my first attempt at drawing on my phone, and it's hard to see what you're drawing under your finger that covers probably a small plus and a half blocks at a time!
Thoughts: do a grid in the small plus blocks with pebbles inside like I did on Plus Surrounded in the pink surrounded plus signs:
Then do swirls in the background, and do something angular like circuit board, in the large shadow plus. You could also do just straight lines there too. You could even do a dot to dot design in the small plus blocks. So many possibilities! Nothing is 'wrong'! "Finished is better than perfect," right? as Angela Walters likes to say.
You have about a month to get this quilted up for the final draw for the many prizes so generously donated. Note that I'm bumping the deadline to Friday, July 6, as July 5 is a TBT day. That linky will be open for a week, so I won't do the final amazing prizes draw until July 12 or 13!
Here is the list of my sponsors once again. Go here for the details as to what they are offering! I also hope you'll consider making your next purchase from one of them. 😊🙏
Stitch Stash Diva
Mad About Patchwork
Canuck Quilter Designs
Cooking Up Quilts
Make Modern ezine
Meadow Mist Designs
Quilting Jet Girl
Sew Fresh Quilts
Stitchin' At Home
Tish N Wonderland
All Points of the Compass
And now link up your flimsies below for the $25 draw!
Sorry for this being posted rather late, but I've tried the new Beta version of inlinkz, so hope it works okay. Let me know if you have any issues.
Okay issues! So I've redone the linky in the old version, which is much more user-friendly. I'll be sure to let them know my issues (like not seeing the images?! like having to click way too many links to get to see the thumbnails? Oh well, they're in the trial stages, so good to have peeps who'll test right?!)