Yes it's my third FAL finish this quarter! That's a record for me :)
This is my Together Circle Quilt. This is the circle I belong to in the do. Good Stitches group on Flickr.
Every month we produce a new quilt for charity. I am usually a stitcher which means I just sew 2 blocks every month and somebody else sews the blocks together and quilts them. But occasionally I become the 'guest quilter'. This also means I get to choose the block we make and the charity it goes to.
The Japanese Cross and Plus block is one that I've included in my Modern Sampler Quilt evening class and I really enjoy making these. It's a nice quick easy block as it's quite small. I chose a palette of red, navy, turquoise and lime green.
This project was in my first quarter FAL too but it just kept getting pushed back down the list with everything that's being going on for me this year.
I am finally having a bit of time at home (classes finished for a month last weekend) so have had time this week to get some UFO's ticked off the list.
I decided to try a large spiral FMQ for the quilting.
However I regretted this too late to change it as I had trouble getting the large spirals to curve smoothly due to:
A. not big enough hands
B. I don't have an extension table!!
Why don't I have an extension table??! I just never got around to purchasing one for my machine and actually I had never really missed one until now. This would have been a lot easier if I'd had one.
Consequently I'm not that happy with the quilting, though it looks a lot better now it's been washed and tumble dried.
It's not a massive quilt at 35 x 55 inches, but I think it will be perfect for a child which is why it's going to Sibling's Together!
I used this lovely Riley Blake stripe to back it with, which coincidentally happens to be in our sale with 33% off at the moment (check out all our sale fabric here)!!
Thanks to all the lovely Together Circle quilters for helping make this such a cool quilt!
Really happy to be linking up to Katy's FAL 2nd Quarter with 3 whole finishes! Woohoo!