This is another stash busting quilt that I cut out last August, pieced last December, and finished this month. I used my calculations for race quilts just like my previous quilt.
I decided to keep the strips the whole width of fabric (except for the first strip). I think I prefer the half the width of fabric on quilts this size. Either way, it is a fun fast quilt to make.
I quilted it on my mom's fusion and used a ruler for the first time on a long arm.
It felt very different from using a ruler on my sit down machine. However, the more I used it, the better it looked. I used the ruler in each section of the quilt, then went back and filled in the large spiral.
I was using a size 18 needle, and I didn't have any problems with skipping stitches. However, the thread kept breaking if I quilted too far from the right to the left on the big spirals. I am still learning the ins and outs of my mom's Fusion. It is nice learning on fast quilts like this, which will be donated somewhere sometime this year.
The quilting design was inspired by one of Christina Cameli's designs in her book, Step-by-Step Free Motion Quilting.
The quilting design was so large (the strips finish at 5.5 inches wide) that the quilting on this lap quilt took less than two hours.
The backing is pieced using some leftover green fabric from an old border and yardage.
That green stripe came from Milky Way, my 19th quilt, finished in 2004.
The binding on this quilt used two different blues because I didn't have enough of either one.
I really am so pleased with how this quilt turned out.
Quilt Stats #176
Name: Blue and Green Race
Pattern: Race Quilt Variation
Fabric: Blues and Greens from my old stash
Amount Used: 6 yards
Batting: Mountain Mist Polyester
Size: About 54 x 66 inches
Date Finished: February 2016
What I learned:
- I can use a ruler on the long arm.
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