Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happiness is ...

... lime green striped binding.

This quilt is one of the classes I'm teaching at my LQS, Heartstrings and Heirlooms. The pattern is called Round About and is in the book Another Bite of Schnibbles by Carrie Nelson. This is pattern can be made in two sizes. The large version uses two layer cakes and a background fabric. This is the small version which used two charm packs and about 3/4 yard of background fabric.

Below is the unquilted top.

I had the perfect backing fabric in my stash! It is flannel.

I recently purchased Angela Waters new book Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Waters. I tried one of the all-over quilting motifs from her book, basic swirl.

I practiced it a few times in my sketchbook before quilting it. I think it looks better on the quilt than it does on paper.

The quilt has been "cat tested and approved" by Miss Spooky Boo! It is now ready to hang as a sample at the shop!


The finished size is approximately 31" by 35".  I added an additional row to the pattern as printed in the book. You could add even more blocks but you would need a third charm pack unless you want to do a different pieced border. Each block requires two charm squares plus a little background fabric. I used Signature 40 wt. thread in white for the quilting, top and bobbin. The quilting motif is a "basic swirl". Quilted by me on my HQ Sweet 16.


The Slow Quilter said...

That is a great looking quilt, and the quilting on it is fab. It is just like a cat to alway want to lay on the quilt.

Denise in PA said...

Looks great, Lynn! I always find designs look better quilted than when I draw them. I love Angela's book. Good luck with the class!

Linda said...

Quilting looks awesome for the quilt, Lynn!!!! Whimsical and fun. I love it!!! My quilting always looks better than the drawing. :-)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. Love the quilting on it. I just purchased that book myself but haven't had time to practice anything yet. Thanks for sharing!

Mama Pea said...

Everything about it is perfect! The top is adorable, and your quilting just makes it, as does the binding! And you're right, that backing is awesome. I got that book the other day, because so many people had said good things about it. I like it, too. I haven't tried anything from it yet, but I like how she shows you how to move from one motif to the next. A lot of the books don't do that. Well done, girlfriend.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I love that quilt, Lynn, and also Miss Spooky Boo.