Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A lovely year of finishes 2015-Feb goal met

I am so excited to have my Feb goal met for ALYOF 2015!  I'm 2 for 2 :-)

This is a table runner or wall hanging that will hang at MQS(Machine Quilter's Showcase) in May in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Our local long arm group provided us with the fabric, and one of our members(my friend) came up with the piecing design. She wrote up instructions for us and even had the pieces all cut for us. We then pieced it so they would all look alike, except we could substitute (I didn't) one of the aqua pieces with one from our stash and we could decide where the GFG block should be placed within that strip. Then we all go quilt them up however we envision it.  I had so much fun quilting it!

Lots of people have been using a double batt so they get more texture to their quilting and I have always wanted to try it. So.... I decided to experiment on this
little piece of gray leftover before I quilted the real piece.  I love the effect of Hobbs 80/20 with a layer of Hobbs wool on top, leaves great definition to the quilting! This little guy measures at 6 x 13.

And now onto the real one... I am pretty confident that members of our guild don't follow my blog so I am OK with showing it now. Ghosting in the hexie's gives it a whole new look. I am very happy with how it turned out.  Inspiration for quilting the hexie's came from Angela Walters book Shape by Shape book.

 It measures in at 19x42 using the above mentioned battings. Glide thread in a very light grey was used. This was quilted on my Nolting FunQuilter using Deloa Jones' Castle ruler for straight line quilting with stitch regulator on. Quilter's rule nested circle is how I got the curved shape in the hexie. The ribbon candy and U turn quilting is all freehand.

So if you are going to MQS be sure to check out all the other quilts for comparison, it will be so fun to see how others quilt up theirs!

Linking with ALYOF,


  1. Ooh that's cute! The quilting is perfect! Congrats on yet another finish!

  2. How beautiful Vicki!! The double batting really adds a lot!

  3. Awesome! I love the ghost hexies.

  4. What a lovely runner! Incredible quilting, Vicki. Love the ghost impressions and the creative details of those channels. Such a beautiful piece!

  5. That is awesome. Even your practice piece is wonderful. I love both pieces.


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