Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweet Faithful

This is a rarity, I'll have you know.

It's a rare day when I finish all the way to the quilted-and-bound stage of a project - in the same month that it was started!

With that statement made, I will introduce my totally finished Faithful, the sweet block that Lori at Humble Quilts has been doing as a quilt-along.

The scrappiness of it is what appealed to me from the start. I am also rather enamored with triangles. What a perfect pairing, right?

I can directly attribute the decision to machine quilt this block to the new Bernina that you met here. Lori's instructions were "quilt as desired," and since I need practice, I decided to just stitch in the ditch of each ring around the center. In addition, I did a little extra stitching-still in the ditch-in that center block. I'm getting better at it, and feel pretty confident that I could handle straight-line quilting on any smallish quilt. I'm not ready for anything full-size, and may never be, actually.

But I digress. The scraps used are mostly from recent projects, and are 100% stash fabric. Even the batting was a scrap that I pieced to make fit. To read the bits and pieces of my construction process you can click here, here and here.

Lori is hosting a Linky Party today on her blog. This permits us to see the finishes of others who participated in the quilt-along. I think you will enjoy seeing the variety. Click on the link to view them.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


Judy Hansen said...

I like your Faithful quilt very much. Great Job!

libbyquilter said...

i LOVE the block that you chose for your center. it's perfect~!
and your colors are so pretty with the blue outer border being a lovely contrast to the other (inner) borders.

well done~!


Lori said...

Love it! That outer border is wonderful fabric and brings it all together!! The little bits of yellow really make the quilt sparkle.

Judy D in WA said...

I love the yellows too. I love that anything goes in something like this. Such a fun little quilt.

katyquilts said...

I love yours! The blue, cheddar, and pink really make it pop! Beautiful!

Jo said...

Very nice and scrappy, love how the cheddar border pops! I really love the Hovering Hawks block, well made, quilted and finished! Beautiful!!! Glad you are enjoying your new machine, congrats!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is a beautiful little quilt Jayne! Quilting gets easier every time... if I can do it so can you!! Love those scrappy HSTs.

Sue said...

Love your Faithful block. I've enjoyed making it also. :-)