Friday, 17 June 2016

The House Quilt ....

Last year at the Festival of Quilts I picked up some of the house blocks that were donated to the Project Linus stand.  They have been on my FAL list a fair few times but I was determined that this quarter they were going to be finished.
 
 
I pieced them together with some other donated star blocks and broke it up with some plain green squares.  It finished at approx. 36" x 36".
 

I had my second attempt using a pantograph on my longarm machine and I have to say it didn't feel quite so strange this time!  Further to comments from my last post about pantographs, a friends is sending me 3 pantos in designs that I actually like, which will make the process more enjoyable!  I have a couple of tops which I will try them out on and of course I will report back my findings here!


 The quilting is definitely smoother this time and I am quite pleased with the result.


So I am finally managing to tick items of my list this quarter - 12 done from 25.  In fact it's been a finish a day this week over here - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thrusday - phew!  I think that qualifies me to link up to Finish it up Friday this week!

9 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I love the variegated thread and those star blocks!

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  2. You have been quite a busy little bee this week. Congrats on all the finishes. I'm sure the more you use the pantographs the more you will like using them.

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  3. Nice job on finishing 12 of 25! Woo-hoo! Way to go!

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  4. Wow that's a lot of finishes, congrats! And Lovely quilting! My machine quilting is limited to straight-line only, kinda boring! Using the longarm add heaps more variety & fun!

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  5. Those houses are precious! Great job on the quilting! ☺️

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  6. You are doing a great job of finishing all these Project Linus quilts (and a 2nd go at a pantograph too!) Keep it up. :-)

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  7. A very fun quilt. That doggie in the one house block is going to favorite with some little one. Congrats on all the finishes this quarter.

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  8. What a great feeling to have so many finishes! Way to go, Abigail! I was wondering if you have the patterns or know where I can find the pattern for the cute little house block with the tree. I love that!

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  9. It looks lovely! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

    P.S. 12 finishes? Wow!!

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