Monday, June 9, 2014

Pattern testing-Tubix

When Sue, who blogs at Quilt Times, asked for volunteers for pattern testing her upcoming pattern Tubix, I jumped right in. I am soooo glad I did!  This was a fun, fast and effective modern quilt pattern. I chose to make mine just a bit smaller by using less blocks, mine measures in at 44 x 50.  It really is very easy so a beginner could do it, but can still hold even a seasoned quilter's attention! Of course being a longarmer I had lots of fun quilting it too.

Be sure to check out Sue's blog and look for her upcoming pattern release!  Thanks, Sue, for letting me be a pattern tester!
Don't cha just love that polka dot binding!





This pattern has those stitch and flip corners and rather than throw them away I just had to use them!!
So I got these bonus half square triangles sewn and trimmed to 1.75" and then realized I could make stars with them and since I had enough fabric of all the other prints why not a little wall quilt :-) this measures in at 18" square. I usually don't make things this small but it was so fun. I decided to use my RnS groove circle board to quilt it. The board didn't have enough circles to do it all so I finished the outer rings with Renae's amazing arcs. 



Here is my RnS template board and special stylus that attaches to my Nolting longarm. So the stylus sits in the groove and makes quick work of following the circle around, lift the stylus and put it in the next groove and continue around. I lock my beginning and ending of each circle with a few very small stitches.





Here you see my whole set up




and here is Renae's amazing arc.








Linking up with the linky's on the left!!  Each day of the week there is always a different linky party, go check them out!

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Tubix quilt!!! I also love the way you quilted it: I JUST did those "figure eight" kinda/sorta motifs on my grandson's quilt last week, and the diamonds with the figure eight swirls inside I have done as well...methinks you've taken Angela Walters' Craftsy class Dot to Dot Quilting?! I love all things Angela, and Leah Day too! :-) Great idea to use up the stitch and flip corners, such a sweet quilt, and a perfect quilting motif to contrast the angles of the piecing.

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  2. Thanks for testing the pattern for me so quickly. I absolutely LOVE how you quilted it - perhaps I should send mine, which is still a flimsy I am ashamed to say, winging over the pond to you to work your quilting magic on it! I also think your "bonus" quilt is great.

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  3. I adore the colors you chose and the quilting is amazing!! Well done! And your bonus wall quilt is awesome too! I have seen you tube videos on the Rns template, it's always cool to see items 'real life' :) I may not have a long arm but love reading about anything about quilting!

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  4. Maybe I should push myself a little more and try ruler work on my home sewing machine. Orange is not a color I used often, maybe I should add that to my "to do" list. I'll come back for more quilting ideas.

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  5. My little monkey would love these. Orange is his favorite color. Beautiful quilting as always.

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  6. That is a lovely pattern. I especially love your quilt on it. It really adds a fun texture!

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  7. Both of your quilts look great and love the way you quilted them Vicki! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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  8. Both quilts are gorgeous! You are such an excellent quilter...love how you quilted the first one!

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  9. Love the modern look your quilting added!

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  10. such a beautiful quilt! one of my favorite quilting designs too!

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  11. Love orange and grey combination! Your quilting is so beautiful!!

    -Soma

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  12. Love this! I'm not a huge fan of orange but I love this combo! Awesome!

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  13. The gray and orange if fabulous! And your quilting is gorgeous.

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  14. The polka dot binding is delightful, and what a great secondary! Congratulations!

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  15. Love the fabric choices, Vicki! The grey and orange look are quite striking. The little mini from the leftovers is clever and I love the quilting!

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  16. wow, your quilting is amazing!

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  17. I guess you have done some pattern testing, as you wrote to me. I enjoyed your posts, and really loved seeing your machines.

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  18. Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed
    reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to
    bookmark your blog and will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage that you continue your great work,
    have a nice evening!

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  19. Amazing quilt!! Love how dimensional it is, and the fabric choice and quilting really highlight that.

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  20. This is an awesome pattern! and I absolutely love your quilting!!! Sue will do well with it.

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  21. Oh boy that is definitely a great pattern, but the quilting, are you serious? That is amazing!! My goodness that is some creative and stunning quilting. Love it.

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  22. I love the colors you chose for this quilt and the quilting is amazing! Beautiful work!

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  23. I LOVE the Tubix quilt! Beautiful colors.

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  24. Your quilting on the "test" quilt looks amazing, Vicki! I think she will be thanking YOU for testing the pattern, and making it even more fabulous with stitch wizardry!

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