Welcome to TGIFF and a finish for me that has been a long time coming. The Tic Tac Toe blocks were made by my bee-mates in the 2015 version of the Canadians Quilt Bee, from this pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts. I continued my free motion quilting practice following along the #freemotionchallenge by Angela Walters. Mostly I use Aurifil 50 weight, my machine likes it. But then I switched to some thread purchased from Connecting Threads, which is slightly heavier. Uh oh. After ripping out an entire “O” , I found some settings which worked although I wasn’t completely happy, so I finished them off with Aurifil. The border is a loopy meander, practically invisible with navy thread on navy fabric.
And just like that, it’s all done! I dithered a bit and then decided on machine sewn binding for speed. I had some troubles with tension on the topstitching, I think because I was pulling on the corner to keep it flat. I also had to go back in a few spots where I missed the edge and add more stitching.
See the last photo for why I couldn’t lay this quilt in the grass for a picture. Finished size is 45″x60″, batting is Warm and Natural.
This was a goal for my Q2 finish-a-long list.
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Hmm, what project should I do next?
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