Friday, October 20, 2023

TGIFF - Blue Skies

I have a finish!

I have a long list of quilt tops that need to be pieced.  Blue Skies is a pattern by Sandra @ Musings of  Menopausal Melon.  I also pieced Sunny Days at the same time, but it remains in the laundry basket of unquilted tops.

This was the first quilt I loaded on my new Grace Q'nique 16X longarm.  Thanks to Dena for helping me put it all together.  I'm still learning how to use it and get the tension setting correct.  You will note that I started out quilting wavy lines but then I switched to a stipple.  I had to take out six rows of stitching.

I think this quilt will become a lap quilt for my chairs.  The backing matches the green curtains on my patio doors in the dining room.

I stitched the binding to the back using a big stitch with Wonderfil perle cotton.

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ chrisknitssews
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 
Free Motion Mavericks @ Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!