Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Finish - Snowflake Shimmer QAL

The Snowflake Shimmer QAL hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl has come to an end.  I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish by today's link-up deadline, but after a few late nights this week, a finish!  Who needs sleep???

Finishing at 72 x 88 inches, it was a bit difficult to get good photos.  I had to run home at lunch to catch some daylight.  I wonder what responses I'll get if I advertise:  looking for man to hold quilts.  LOL

Kona Pepper for the background, and Aurifil variegated thread #4659.


Free-motion stars and loops.  I debated doing a bit of custom quilting, something different in the squares, but who am I kidding...I'm all about the easy, quick finish.


The Aurifil worked well in my Pfaff Grand Quilter (loaded on a frame to operate like a longarm), but I didn't find any big difference from the Connecting Threads cotton thread that I use.  Since Aurifil is $12 a spool and not easily found here in Nova Scotia, I'll only be using it occasionally for special projects.


Thanks to Yvonne for hosting.  This is a great pattern, and it's been a fun quilt along.


Some of my stars are a little wonky, but I think they add character to the quilt.


And one more photo because I'm very pleased with my quilting.



You can read about my progress making this quilt here:




Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Georgia Girl Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 


                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts



21 comments:

  1. I love your wonky stars and I can always count on you to have an out of the box color scheme! This is great!

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  2. I love your wonky stars and I can always count on you to have an out of the box color scheme! This is great!

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  3. Beautiful quilting! Let us know if you advertise for such a man!

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  4. Your quilting looks fantastic - I love the mix of stars and loops. And my goodness, that thread looks wonderful and was a great choice, too. I like how it gives depth and texture and blending interest to your background. Thank you so much for quilting along with me! :)

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  5. It turned out fantastic, just as I suspected it would! :) The thread choice for your quilting knocked it out of the park, it looks awesome and shows off your superb quilting. Great finish!

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  6. Wow, your quilting is fantastic! The stars and loops are perfect for it! Well done!

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  7. The pattern for this quilt is so appealing and to set it on point is pure genius. I think the quilting, variegated thread, wonky stars, and all, add another dimension of interest to the finished quilt. Well done.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  8. Those variegated stars really do add character. How cool are they!
    Good luck with that advertisement. I am looking for a man to hold quilts and I am married!

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  9. Be picky in your advert - tall man with extra long arms required to hold quilt. Ladder supplied if necessary . Like yourself aurufil is hard to get here and expensive . I bought some but fir hand quilting , grr . Love your quilt , especially your stamp of orange !

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  10. Love the stars, wonky makes them unique and add character to the quilting.

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  11. I laughed out loud at your advertisement idea! The quilt is beautiful. I love the stars and loops, especially in the variegated thread.

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  12. It's a beauty and I love your choice for quilting. You'll have to give me more information on the frame you used. I have a Grand Quilter, as well.

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  13. Awesome finish! Turned out great! I can't believe you were able to finish it on time! It came out to be a very large quilt!

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  14. Anja, it's gorgeous! Your quilting is outstanding and is showcased nicely with the variegated thread! This ones a winner! Congratulations for finishing just in time! Happy Thanksgiving! Do you have plans? XO

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  15. This is fantastic! Love your palette & the quilting is AWESOME. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  16. I LOVE how this turned out! Congrats on making the link up dead line.

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  17. I love this version! The black and orange are awesome together.

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  18. What will you do with this beauty -- gift it or keep it for yourself?!

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  19. I really like the loops and stars! Still pondering how to quilt mine so thinking harder now!

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