Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Quilt Along #41 - Practice Quilt Finish


I have finished my practice quilt...well, only the binding left to go. Can't believe it. A whole year of practice...this was so worth it.

I completed the vertical sashings with the Echo Shell design and threw in a few rows of swirls for good measure. This all took a bit longer than expected and involved heaps of stitching-in-the ditch and backtracking. Certainly was good practice....I also used Echo Shell in my Japanese Table Runner and noticed the difference. No hesitation to give this a go and less concern with getting it right. Quite liberating.

And here it is...unfortunately this is really hard to photograph and this is the best I could do (without increasing the image size to enormous proportions)...for those who have not seen the quilt as a whole. I like the border...looks all very organic.


Practice Quilt - FMQ Quilt Along with Leah Day
 
Close up of my handiwork. Lots of different designs in here ... all of the designs from Leah Day's Quilt Along Wednesdays, some from the Freemotion Quilting Challenge over at SewCalGal, some from Angela Walters FMQ book and some of my own. Very eclectic.
 
 

What am I going to do now? I have been so used to just getting it out and having a bit of a play...well, might just have to do another one. This is very addictive...
 



Until next time

Karin

7 comments:

  1. Karin, congratulations on finishing your quilt. It is beautiful and your quilting is great!

    I agree that all this practice is well worth it!

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    1. Thanks...I am hoping that the quilt along continues next year.

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  2. It is beautiful, as I knew it would be! I might do another one too....but AFTER christmas! I love doing those little quilt sandwiches:)

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    1. Yes, the QAYG method is a good idea for this... I just could not trust myself not to leave it.

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  3. Karin, your quilt is just gorgeous and your quilting is stunning. I have practice sandwiches everywhere and you have inspired me to put them altogether and make a quilt out of them.

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    1. Thanks Sue... Yes, some people have done this and that looks really good. Make sure you show us.

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  4. I clicked on it and the image came up bigger, so I could see the detail. It's beautiful!! The quilting looks fabulous!

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