Thursday, January 17, 2013

How Far Will You Go? - I went half way

After getting the top from the How Far Will You Go? QAL put together unexpectedly on Sunday, this one was begging me to finish it.  But how?

HFQYG top

Sorry for the hideously dark photos.  The only room bright enough to take pictures in at night is the kitchen and even that isn't ideal.  I will try to get a few decent ones tomorrow if it is sunny.

big block detail

I had actually written off joining the link up for the quilt along.  I didn't like the idea of letting the Jess's down after they put together such a marvelous QAL, but, I had no idea how I wanted to quilt it and I didn't want to rush it.  In the end, I just sat down and started to play around.  Once I got going, I really got going.  And it looked like the deadline might be possible to meet.

block detail

I will have you know that this is the only spiral in the whole quilt!

block detail 2

I finished all the quilting this afternoon before the kids had their activities, and I will admit that I was up after my bedtime finishing the binding, and writing this post.  But hey, it is done, and I like it!

I started by stitching in the ditch.  This was a bit of a mistake.  SID isn't a mistake in itself, I needed the stability it provides for some of the FMQ, but once you start SID-ing it is hard to know when to stop. It took a while. In the end I did almost all the seams except for some that when through the background areas.  It was a bit of a mistake because when I was FMQ, I had to use a bunch of those SID lines to travel to my next white space.  My FMQ travelling still needs some work.  So even if I hadn't wobbled with my walking foot, I definitely did with my free motion foot.  Plus now those stitch lines are a bit bulkier than they needed to be.  Ah well.  This was supposed to be practice - fun practice, but practice.


HFQYG back

The obligatory back shot.  Nothing special here.

My quilt finished 40 x 50 inches, short of half the intended twin sized quilt for the QAL.  But I sure did have fun!

So that's it!  One UFO down for the month!  Yippee!!  Linking up with the HFQYG? QAL.

Thanks for reading,

Jen


3 comments:

  1. It looks great Jen, your spiral quilting is fabulous! Well done on another finish. TGIFF is with me today, you should definitely link this up!

    http://celticthistlestitches.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tgiff-thank-goodness-its-finished-friday.html

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  2. Your quilting looks amazing! I love the spiderweb! Well done!

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