Saturday, December 30, 2017

Checkerboard quilt

One more day before the end of the year and I was hoping to get just one more quilt finished for 2017.


I got this pattern from a blog called The Painted Quilt .  If you go to her blog and  under the free patterns go to "Stopped Me In My Tracks" quilt,  you can have the pattern, too.  

I did get this one quilted today using the Easy Peasy Baptist Fan pantograph.




Personally, I wish I owned the Circle Lord  mechanism that I could attach to my Millenium that would have given me "perfect" arcs, but once I finished the whole quilt, I am pretty pleased with the end results.  

I had purchased a big gingham check in yellow and white for the backing.


It's not a perfect match to the front which is done in Kona daffodil and a creamy white, but the whole quilt speaks Spring/Summer, warmth, brightness to me; and here in Michigan with our sub zero weather right now, that sounds really good to me.  

Anyways, I am hoping to get the binding attached tomorrow (New Year's Eve), but if I don't....that's ok.  The biggest job on this quilt is done and I know I won't wait too long to put that binding on and call this one done. So, it will be my final finish for 2017 or my first finish for 2018.  That's a plus either way. 

 I will be looking forward to putting this one on my bed come warmer weather;  but for now, I will enjoy putting that binding on with this quilt on my lap keeping me warm while I am stitching away.

  




3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful yellow and white quilt! And your curvy quilting design is the perfect choice - beautifully done! I think I need an intervention of some sort to get me organized...it is hard to keep up with all you have accomplished - how do you do it???

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  2. Oh, perfect backing for such a pretty quilt! I like the quilting pattern you chose too; doing a pantograph is on my list of goals for 2018. I'm with you on the dreaming of daffodils!

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  3. That is really pretty. I think the backing is perfect for it, and it is most definitely bright and warm!

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