Friday, February 19, 2016

Teal and Green Race: A Finished Quilt


This is another one of my stash busting quilts.  I actually cut out the kit for it when I was cutting out fabrics for Cheetah's Eagle Project.  I pieced the quilt top one day when I needed a break from packing.  It felt good to finish a flimsy (or two) during that crazy time.

All of these strips were cut out at 6 inches wide, but then the strips were cut in half along the fold. I used about thirty half strips, sewing them together like a jelly roll race.  However, after the first two long seams (four rows together), I cut the top in thirds so that there would be twelve rows.

I was going to try a different quilting design, but the long arm kept skipping stitches when I moved the machine away from me.  This loopy spiral seemed to work better.


After talking to some people, I believe that the machine isn't in perfect timing.  I didn't have that problem when using a size 18 needle (this was quilted with a size 16 needle).  It was suggested that when moving the machine backwards the smaller needle was pushed a little forwards by the movement causing the stitches to skip.  Even with the challenges, I still think it turned out pretty good.


I added the green to this quilt because that is what I had enough of for the backing.


I actually used a blue Aurifil thread for the needle.


And I used a green Aurifil thread for the bobbin.


The tension was good and it isn't too noticeable because they were about the same value.  (I don't like using a dark thread for one and a light thread for other.  That would be a lot more noticeable.)

The binding is scrappy using some of the teal fabrics from the top.


It really was a fun fast quilt to make.   I will also be donating this one somewhere sometime this year.  :)


Quilt Stats #175
Name: Teal and Green Race
Pattern: Race Quilt Variation
Fabric: 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 learned more about the timing on the Fusion.  
  • I really do love fast finishing quilt.

Next, I have another stash busting quilt to share.

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters have been making.

6 comments:

  1. That looks really stunning in front of the white gazebo!

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  2. That bright colors are very pretty and I love the added green!

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  3. Your colors are great, Jasmine. Sounds like you have been busy but at least you are adding in a little fun to all the busyness! Great finish!

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  4. Thanks for sharing - such great stash busting quilts you make! Lovely photos, lovelier work :)

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  5. now that's a cool quilt to make fairly quickly for a gift. You are good with that machine girl! The new house looks wonderful. Bet you can hardly wait
    Leeanna

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