I am excited to share my latest finished quilt, yes I say latest finished as I have several on the go so its not the latest I’ve worked on, just finished :)
I went looking for a quilt pattern that had a fair amount of negative space so I could play around with longarm quilting, I wanted to make a quilt that I could design quilting designs especially for the quilt, and I found the perfect quilt pattern on Riley Blake Designs here, its a free pattern called Jagged
Look at all the big open spaces, perfect for quilting :)
The fabrics I chose were from my stash which I had purchased over a year ago from my local quilt shop, to be honest Im not sure of the name of the fabric, if you know please let me know as I would love some more
The quilt top was Very easy to make, I did make some adjustments though like I wanted my chevrons going across instead of vertical, and I also added rows so it was wider and longer, It fits perfectly on a queen size bed.
Here is part of the top, loving the big open spaces, so many ideas for quilting designs, definitely time to get out the paper and pencil and start sketching
Now i won’t tell you how many different designs I sketched out until I came up with this one but it was a lot, :) I just join A3 printer paper together and draw out the quilt blocks in actual size, made a cuppa and start planning, I Love Love Love this part of the process, although it can be Very time consuming, its totally worth it having the quilting design custom for the quilt making it totally unique and one of a kind.
All loaded onto the Gammill and ready to start quilting :)
Then I just looked at it for a few days hahaha, just to be sure, I knew the quilting design I created would be perfect for the quilt but very roughly sketching something on paper with an eraser at hand and longarm quilting on the ‘real thing” is very different LOL
Then I started and off I went :)
Loving quilting this, really happy with my quilting design :)
There was a Lot of marking and measuring with this quilt, Thank goodness for soluble pens, there was also a Very lot of starting and stopping, especially the tiny squares within the circles, many stops and starts there but in my opinion So Very worth it, I absolutely love it, its my favourite quilt I’ve made to date and the most complex quilting I’ve done to date :)
She is finished finally, bound and washed :) I Love it, although after washing it gave it the wrinkly effect
here is a close up
And here is the back :)
Close up of the back
Love Love Love this quilt, had a great time piecing the top, and even better time designing the quilting design and I was in my glory actually quilting it, we just won’t talk about how much fun I had doing the binding “wink”, lets just say the quilt has been made for about a month and Ive only just finished the binding, Im sure I will learn to enjoy that part and get faster at it :)
I have a new quilt on my gammil at the moment which is nearly finished and I’m working on piecing another quilt which I can’t wait to finish and start quilting, actually I have a few that I’m piecing :)
How many quilts do you have going at once, or do you only start a new one when you have finished one?
Thanks for reading