Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Regatta Quilt, the Rest of the Story

After returning from my retreat in the middle of April, I had crossed 4 projects off my list of 10 unfinished quilts to progress to the flimsy stage in 2018. I decided to spend the rest of April finishing smaller projects not on the big list. This is what has been completed so far.


Regatta was pieced last January and I'm finally getting the quilting accomplished. The quilting design was an easy decision, horizontal lines. Regatta measures 56" by 70". I don't know how my Regatta size compares to the other finished Regattas.


For backing of Regatta, I used a sheet top. I've seen other people do this on other blogs and decided this was the project for me to try this. I was very careful when I pinned the top to the backing because the sheet has light stripes. I think I did a good job, those lines and the quilting look straight.


Regatta Leftovers Quilt is quilted too. I quilted straight line quilting but left an inch space in between several half inch rows. I thought this made a little more interest than entirely quilting the whole quilt in half inch lines. This quilt was made from the pieces cut off while piecing Regatta. Leftovers measures 46" by 55".


For backing I used some Friends & Neighbors fabric that I purchased on clearance from Connecting Threads.


I tried various places outside around the house trying to get cute pictures. Here are a few more.





Both these quilts are rather odd sizes but they'll do for  charity quilts for children. I haven't decided which charity they'll be donated to. I like to let the charity quilts accumulate through the year and then donate them the end of November/first of December.

Linking to Let's Bee Social, Whatever WednesdayNeedle & Thread Thursday, Finished Or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Free Motion Mavericks, Show Off Saturday, Slice of Pi


14 comments:

  1. wonderful quilts, especially using up the leftovers.

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  2. I especially like the last one you show - pretty

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  3. Beatiful quilts.... I really like both........ Congrats on your finishes and some one is going to be very happy to receive either of these quilts .......

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  4. Hi Gretchen,
    Wonderful finish and I love the companion piece made from the leftovers. I hope you don't mind if I share both pictures in the last roundup sometime in June or July? Both are fabulous.
    ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Thanks for all of the pics. You did a great job on those quilts.

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  6. Both quilts turned out great - the blues are subtle blues and blend in great! Nice to get those projects completed

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  7. They are both great quilts. I like the Regatta leftovers as much as I like Regatta. There is a different kind of movement to it.

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  8. I think I love the bonus quilt even more than the Regatta. Kudos on two fabulous finishes.

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  9. Great finishes, they will be much appreciated by whichever charity you end up donating them to.

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  10. Your quilts look great!! I like what you did with the leftover pieces from the Regatta quilt.

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  11. I really like how you made an entire extra quilt from your leftovers! Both are so pretty, clean and modern :)

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  12. Beautiful quilts, charming colors!

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  13. I love that you got not only a Regatta quilt, but a quilt made of leftovers from it. Brilliant! They're both beautiful, the colors are so calm and breezy.

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  14. Hello Gretchen,

    I love the cool colours!

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.

    Love, Muv

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