FAL 2017 – Q3

Q2 was a “close, but not quite” quarter. I have a few projects very close to done, but they didn’t cross the finish line in time. Continue reading →

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FAL 2017 – Q2

Q1 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long was small. I got a little cocky and exhausted after the Gravity quilts in January, and spent most of February and March knitting socks instead of quilting!

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Star Table Runner for Karen

Star Table Runner for Karen

This is the longest version I’ve made of the star table runner – it’s SEVEN FEET LONG.

As you can see, it’s pretty comical on our little dining room table, but I’m sure it’ll be brilliant on Karen’s!

I quilted the beige background with clear nylon thread, so while you can see texture, you don’t see much of the meandering quilting. I did this to let the stars pop without competition.

 

Started: February 2017.
Finished: February 2017

This table runner is one of my Q1 finishes, for the 2017 FAL. See my Q1 list here.

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Romy’s One Block Wonder Quilt

Romy’s One Block Wonder Quilt

This is my second One Block Wonder quilt. It is a double, and intended to cover a futon in an office.

I free motion quilted this on a longarm in about 2 hours.

Quilt Started: February 2017.
Quilt Finished: March 26, 2017

This quilt is one of my Q1 finishes, for the 2017 FAL. See my Q1 list here.

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Gravity Quilt 2

Gravity Quilt 2

The second Gravity quilt got a 3.5 hour session on the longarm quilting machine. Having learned from my first session, I did a better job of managing the machine and had fewer glitches. I also decided to quilt the black to grey gradient area on the longarm, and managed to get the entire quilt done during my session!

Quilt Started: September 2016.
Quilt Finished: January 28, 2017

This quilt is one of my Q1 finishes, for the 2017 FAL. See my Q1 list here.

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Gravity Quilt 1

Gravity Quilt 1

The first Gravity quilt got a 4 hour session on the longarm quilting machine, and thanks to a threading mishap, I had to rip out 2.5 of the diamonds and redo them at home on my machine. I also had to finish the black to light grey areas of the quilt on my own machine, which was quite the upper arm workout.

In lessons learned, I did not trim the extra batting before removing the quilt from the longarm machine. BIG MISTAKE. The quilt ended up coated in lint that was hard to remove.

Quilt Started: September 2016.
Quilt Finished: January 31, 2017

This quilt is one of my Q1 finishes, for the 2017 FAL. See my Q1 list here.

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