Friday, March 11, 2016

Flaunting a Friday Finish

I'm tooting my own horn with this Friday Finish.  You may remember my posts about the 2015-2016 mystery quilt-along hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs.  I finished the quilt top here back in January, and the deadline to submit finished quilts was this week.


It was difficult to decide on a quilting plan.  I watched Angela Walters: Dot to Dot Quilting (this is an affiliate link whereby I receive a small commission if you purchase the class).  I really enjoyed this class, and it gave me the confidence to try something new.  Although I need a lot more practice, I am very pleased with the results.  I love any quilting plan that doesn't require marking.



Ta da!!


Only one Kona used in this quilt:  Snow


Loop FMQ in the background and starburst quilting in the squares.



I found the backing fabric in my stash and pieced it with the last piece of the green fabric so I didn't have to match the pattern.


You can read about my journey making this quilt here:

July - Cutting
August - Flying Geese
September - Square in Square
October - Court House Steps
November - Piecing
December - Full and Half Blocks


This is one of my FAL 2016 goals.

Linking up with:


22 comments:

Yanicka said...

Lovely......I really enjoyed the dot to dot class too.

Christine Slaughter said...

Your quilting is wonderful! I have taken that Craftsy class and have a particular quilt that I want to use that technique on, but I have been too nervous to try. You make me want to pull it out and just dive in! I should go watch it again as a refresher... LOL! Beautiful quilting and I love the colors! Well done!

Anonymous said...

I really like this! Your quilting choices were spot on!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Such a lovely finish! Your FMQ is perfect for this design, great work! And I'm digging your color combo as well. :)

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love how you quilted this one! Great idea to add the green stripe to the back so you didn't have to match the seam. That backing fabric is just too good!

Izzy said...

You have a beautiful finish there Anja! Cheryl's design is awesome and I just love the colours and fabrics you chose for it. And that quilting is really good! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Even better in person! Fab finish!

Dominique said...

The quilting on this is fabulous, Anja. Wow!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That's a very cool quilt - I love the way you have quilted it - well done!

Lisa J. said...

Great job with the dot to dot. Very dense quilting in the background. That must have taken forever. This is a wonderful finish Anja!

Lara B. said...

Anja, I love you mystery quilt with its sunny, citrus-y and blue sky colors! You did really great with the dot to dot quilting too! I love the little loopy loops in the background too.

Anonymous said...

It's a stunning quilt but that quilting takes it to the next level.....gorgeous.

Sandra Walker said...

I saw this in Cheryl's parade, and was like wow! It finished up so fabulous, Anja! Yay for tackling another new FMQ design.

Dena said...

This is really lovely Anja!! Great finish.

Leanne Parsons said...

Great choice on the quilting! It looks fantastic :)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a perfect quilting choice for this quilt, Anja. And the backing fabric is just awesome. Congratulations and fabulous finish!

KaHolly said...

It's beautiful, and I just love your quilting! Nicely done!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

So beautiful, Anja! I absolutely love it! Are you going to keep this one for yourself?

Tish Stemple said...

You did an AMAZING job! I love the dot-to-dot techniques and try to stick them everywhere. Congrats on your finish!

Cheryl said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilting combining both more straight line designs and curvy designs!

Laura said...

I love it. What great colours! Lovely quilting too. :)

Stacey said...

So beautiful!! The colours are so bright and cheery. Thank you so much for participating in the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of the 2016 hosts!