Sunday, 5 March 2017

First Finish for the FAL 2017 First Quarter

My first finish for the Finish Along 2017 is ready.  My original goal list can be found HERE. I probably should have called the heading 'my first and probably only finish ' for the first quarter. You can read all about the FAL2017 by clicking on the button below

I took the completed quilt for a walk. There is an old wooden picnic set up in our surrounds which is ideal for quilt photography.
The quilt is lap size using Moda charm squares (A Field Guide) which are set around a smaller darkbrown/green square which in turn is framed by some beige rectangles.

This quilt took a very long time to complete (I think I constructed this in 2015 some time)...I underestimated the time it would take to FMQ this and got sick of it fairly quickly as there was a lot of marking involved for the continuous line design in the squares.
For readers who follow my blog you would remember that I got the new Clarity Ruler foot by Accents by Design in the beginning of the year...what a Godsend...this new foot worked brilliantly for me and I was able to finish the line design with just 5 little marks to align my ruler. This was great and I was able to finish the line designs off in a relatively short period of time and then proceed to quilt the narrow lines in the surrounding rectangles. The tight lines were a hassle (what was I thinking!) and I must admit they nearly finished me off, but here it is...finally done!

Very happy with the end result
Onto the next project...

Linking up to the Finish Along 2017 over at Eleven Garden Quilts for the Quarter 1 Link Up

Karin

3 comments:

  1. Even though it was a PITA for you, I think this is a really great finish - I love the contrast of the orange-peel curves in the charm squares against the dense matchstick quilting on the rectangles. I bet it has a fabulous texture! Love the earthy calmness of the colours, too.

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  2. I love the soft palette you've used for this quilt, it's really lovely. Thanks for participating in the 2017 FAL on behalf of the global hosts!

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  3. Super schöner Quilt liebe Karin, total genial wie du die großen Quadrate gequiltet hast, muss ich mir merken :-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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