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:

Janice Holton said...

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

Janice Holton said...

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

Susan said...

This turned out lovely!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

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

Dena said...

It's a great finish!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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! :)

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

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!

Paige said...

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

Nancy said...

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)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

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!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

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 !

Stitchin At Home said...

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

Leanne Parsons said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

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

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!

KaHolly said...

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

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...

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

Tish Stemple said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

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

Ruth said...

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