Monday, 20 March 2017

A great finish for me...

This weekend is International Quilters Day celebrations over at TheQuiltShow.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms. Watch over 200 episodes for free this weekend only. IF YOU CAN GET ON & THE SITE DIDNT CRASH. They have extended the free viewing for another day.

 I did manage to watch about 12 episodes while I sewed, sewed and sewed. I caught up on finishing some blocks, taking photos of things over the past two weeks and sat down to do a heap of posts...

I have been working on a lovely quilt for a special lady and it's done....
This is the design I have decided to do on my friends quilt. I do not have to draw or follow lines. I am using rulers...

Thanks to Anita from https://hillside-quilting.myshopify.com/pages/about-us For teaching me how to use the Westalee rulers. I had trouble setting up my machine and getting all the needles and thread sorted out. Anita was very patient and helpful. I won't hesitate to use these more often.

Can you see the clam shells coming together. I am only doing 4 arcs. Yes, there are a few mistakes but for my first full size quilt using the ruler I am very happy with the results.


 I have finally finished all the clam shell quilting. Can you see my set up watching The Quilt Show in the background. Now to go on with the white sashing area with stippling and then to attach the binding. I enjoyed using the Westalee ruler for this but boy, this quilt was heavy. I haven't really done much quilting in the last year so I worked slowly on this one...

Here it is on a queen size bed. I think it will fit a king size single ok. The binding is machined on the front all ready for my friend to hand stitch the back down. She quite enjoys it.


11 comments:

  1. WOW! Jo, what a great finish! So much learning & watching & stitching... so pleased for you

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  2. Fabulous finish and great quilting.. that tool looks very interesting....

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  3. Well done.... It looks great......

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  4. Wonderful finish Jo, the quilting looks great!! Well done.

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  5. Enjoyed seeing the ruler effect on the quilt

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  6. Wow Jo, what an amazing job. It looks fantastic. I've never even heard of those rulers...going to have to nvestigate. I'm so impressed...I find quilting larger projects so stressful.

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  7. Beautiful result! I was wondering about getting that ruler. It looks like it is worth having.

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  8. quilt looks great the ruler are now available in the UK tempted but on hold at the moment as thinking maybe I need to buy a new machine with a bigger arm but not sure I can justify the cost so still pondering

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  9. I am so impressed by your quilting this huge monster! Well done, Jo. Love the colours. The quilting in th whit border is lovely too.

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  10. Your fans look fantastic!! I'll have to see if i can find one of those rulers on this side of the pond as it appears like it would be great texture on a busy quilt and I've got several of those! Thanks for sharing ur success!

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