Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Schnibbles Gentle Art Finished

I am done with my Gentle Art quilt. I did tweak it a little because of the charm pack I was using.



 I had 6" charm packs from Dena Designs London collection that I was wanting to use up. I made my spools longer and floated them. After I finished sewing the spool blocks together, I trimmed it down to 5" and that created more space around the spool.

This is how I prepped my quilt for machine quilting. I did a simple meander.


I do most of my quilting on my vintage Singer. It gives me a nice flat surface to work on. I also took the opportunity to work on a binding tutorial. You can see it here. The way I do my binding keeps the seem going on the diagonal and reduces the bulk. The traditional way does too, but I like to try and keep things flowing the same direction.


Here's my quilt all finished.


I am going to use my jellyroll strips from the same collection to make some gifts for Christmas Through the Year. Did you make anything for your Christmas box this month? Hope so. It's so fun to see beautiful things for Christmas.

Linking to the following:

Show & Tell Friday
           

Fresh Poppy Design






16 comments:

Cindy said...

How cute, cute, cute!!! "Floating Spools", i guess they'd be wooden spools so they don't sink....(giggles)

Kindred Quilts said...

So very pretty... love the longer spools... they remind me of wooden antique spools. I really like the stippling you did. Sometimes keeping it simple with one overall quilting design is the best!

Little Island Quilting said...

Very pretty

Esther F. said...

So adorable... Could you make me one? ;-)

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Megan Lang said...

Great finish! Wonderful colors and balance with the white and the scrappy border. Beautiful!

Donna said...

So cute. I love the floating spools.

tubakk said...

Really beautiful!

Schulz Family said...

visiting from sew darn crafty. THis is utterly gorgeous

Jeanna said...

The scrappy binding is just adorable and I reviewed the tutorial as well. Thank you!

laura west kong said...

Love it! Spool blocks are one of my favorite.

Allison Hazel said...

Hi, such a beautiful quilt. I am very new to quilting and saw your blog on Sew Many Ways. I am now following you and can't wait to see your next project.
http://lovinglyhandcrafted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/charm-quilt.html

Ally

Krysta said...

A very pretty little quilt :)

Kathryn Wright said...

What a fun little pattern! My readers at FaveQuilts would love it.


Kathryn

Just Sew Sue said...

Very pretty.

Linda said...

Love your fabrics, and your quilting is beautiful.

Michele said...

Oh, beautiful fabrics :-) It looks wonderful!