The first flimsy to be quilted is Modern Amish made in conjunction with RSC except I was impatient and sewed ahead.
I stitched in the ditch vertically and horizontally around the blocks then quilted diagonally both directions through the background fabrics using Glide gray thread. I thought about using black but that seemed too dark. Maybe the gray is too light but it's what I had on hand.
It's interesting how my shopping habits have changed, a year ago I would have driven to the fabric store and purchased a darker gray thread. Now I just use what's in the thread box.
A dark gray floral was used for backing fabric. White thread was in the bobbin so the quilting shows on the backing fabric.
The original pattern, called Sound Check, comes from McCalls Quilting, March/April 2014 magazine and was designed by John Kubiniec.
After washing, my finish measures 58" by 81". This is the largest quilt I've quilted with my sewing machine.
Becky from Quilted Twins always displays a quilt roll so here is my quilt roll.
Linking to Peacock Party, Put Your Foot Down, Whoop Whoop Party, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, Scrap Happy Saturday, Free Motion Mavericks
Hey Gretchen, I look forward to your posts on machine quilting... I am not very good at that and tend to "get the job done" too... I am not nearly as unnoticeable as your sitd sewing is... good on you!
I love how you decided to stitch sound check ... isn't it nice to have some off the waiting to be quilted list!?? My honey tells me repeatedly... you can't hand quilt them all! But I sew want to...lol! I love the precision I get with a hand quilted finish... if I could only be faster at that!!! Have a wonderful day and look forward to more pretty machine quilted finishes <3 Kathi
the quilt turned out great - I love the colors and the stitching suits the quilt really fine - I too do not run out to find thread or a wash out blue pen - instead it is on line shopping for me and I try to think in advance what I will need
Love your outdoor quilt portraits. I have never been brave enough to try that. Great 25 patch quilt.
I watched your progress over at RSC. It’s fun to see it all finished well done. I’m trying to get brave and do some of my own quilting. I applaud your courage and perseverance!
There were a few smudges on the back of the quilts but that was ok since I was going to wash them anyway. Thanks!
The machine quilting I do is very simple. I have no interest in trying anything fancy, I'll save the feathers for hand stitching. This quilt is for a 6 year old grandson. Machine quilting is perfect for a child's quilt. Happy stitching!
Your quilt is so striking! It does feel great to get the flimsy done - especially if they are going to be gifts. You do take some great pictures of your quilts outdoors! Mine would be full of sand if I tried that, maybe bugs. LOL. Another finish! Great for you! Hugs
I like that you were too impatient and sewed ahead!! this is a supurb quilt with all the solids!! it just pops out at you! the quilting is just perfect for it
Nice to see your finished quilt -- I just began those 30-patch blocks this week!
Your machine quilting looks great! I just helped a neighbor machine quilt a memory quilt she made for her sister and she was suprised how long it took.
I love your quilt! The colors are great your quilting looks great and the thread color does too. Hugs,
Looks wonderful! Wonder what other quilts you will be showing us shortly? They will all be gorgeous I'm sure.
Oh, I love this! I think the way you quilted it is perfect for the quilt. I do the same as you...use what is on hand. Seems to work just fine. Congrats on moving forward on some quilts!
I don't do much online shopping, I have 2 fabric stores within 3 miles of my house. I've just been trying to use what I have on hand.
I've been using more gray in my quilting and it does work well. I do like your quilt too and the quilting is my style!
Love the colors in your quilt Gretchen. Great quilting also.
Stunning !!!! LOVE,LOVE,Love this one.
This quilt has been on my To Make list, but hasn't made it to the top yet. LOVE your version! Your Quilt in Nature series of photos looks pretty. My favorite shot? Tree holder or with those lovely coneflowers. :o))
What a great finish and you did a wonderful job quilting it. I too am finding I am more apt to use what I have rather than run to the store (or to the computer) right now. I can't wait to see your other finishes!
Your quilting looks great and is perfect for this quilt. I love the binding! My shopping habits have changed, too. I miss browsing a nice quilt shop. I can only spend so much time looking at fabric on the computer. Happy finish!
I think sometimes we quilters look too closely. But standing back I love the argyle effect you got from your quilting choice. Keeping it simple is always a good idea. Thanks for linking to TGIFF!
Well, no wonder you got impatient! Look how beautiful it is! If ever a quilt was saying "Finish me! Finish me!" it's that one!
That is such a beautiful quilt! Love the quilt roll next to the healthy plant. Great job!
Modern Amish is great! congrats on the finish!
Hi Gretchen, what a lovely quilt. I think that light gray was a good idea. No matter what, it would only match some blocks. I think that it looks good in the gray and the white squares so probably the best choice overall. It's a lot of work to quilt a big quilt on a home machine. Well done!
and thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! :-)
I'm a little late to the party but I think your quilt is beautiful. I love the rich colors with the dark background. I'm with you on the quilting. My quilting is not perfect but it gets the job done. I call it my "folk art" quilting. It's a great feeling of accomplishment to finish a quilt. Yea!
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