I Wish You A Merry QAL – Completed Quilt
This quilt along has been such a great learning experience for me, and I even used this opportunity to stretch my quilting skills. I am so proud of the finished quilt, as I straight-line and free motion quilted the entire thing!
I used straight line quilting to stitch-in-the-ditch for outlining the different blocks and secure the basting before free motion quilting each of the different blocks. I used a ribbon candy design on all the sashing on the quilt.
My favorite quilting is on the Christmas Trees block, where I used infinity loops to highlight a chevron pattern.
For the poinsettia block, I used my walking foot and straight line quilted the block.
- There is major truth in "The best way to hide imperfect quilting is to surround it with imperfect quilting." Quote from Christa Watson of Christa Quilts.
- I doodled infinity loops all through high school and it’s one of the quilting motifs that I feel I mastered quickly. I need to doodle more designs that I would want to include in my quilting.
- I quilted each block differently and kept thinking, why did I not use the quilt-as-you-go method!?! Something to do for the next quilt along!
Don't forget to submit your completed quilt top in the linky party below (you do not need a url to post), the Facebook Group Page, and/or on Instagram with #iwishyouamerryqal, to be entered into the grand prize drawing! One lucky person will win a 6-month subscription to Make Modern, a fabric bundle from RJR Fabrics, a 10" stack of River's Edge fabrics from Island Batik, 2 PDF patterns of their choice from Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting JETgirl, a Warm 100 Queen size batting from The Warm Co., a Merry Merry Aurifil thread box from Aurifil, and one pair of Warm Crochet scissors. WOW!
The prize entry window ends in one week at 11:59PM Eastern on January 15, 2018.
If you are just now joining us in the QAL, I have a quick links page to catch up on the blocks in this QAL and my associated blog posts. You can also get to that page at any time by clicking the I Wish You a Merry QAL button on the right sidebar.
Remember that the patterns are only free until the end of the QAL at 11:59PM Eastern on January 15, 2018.
Happy Sewing! I can’t wait to see your quilts!
Join me again on Friday for Friday Foto Fun and on Sunday for the #365DayOfArtPBQChallenge! Link up and share your progress on your own projects!