Tuesday, 27 February 2018

February Goal Is Finished

 
     I finished my February OMG on Saturday but it took a while to get the post finished.  It was difficult to get good photos.  It was either too cloudy or too windy or too sunny. 



      It's my first finish for the First Quarter of the 2018 Finish Along (you can find my original  list here.  I managed to finish the quilt  as many  quilting friends were enjoying themselves at Quilt Con in Pasadena. This was fitting as this simple little quilt had it's origins at Quilt Con, last year in Savannah.
     
     My friend Laura from the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild won this pack of charm squares and she felt she wouldn't use them as they weren't her style.  I offered to take them to make a donation quilt.  It only took me a whole year to get it finished.




    I opted to stitch the charms together into a couple of blocks and surround them with negative space.  These charm squares are so happy and I thought they looked really good sitting side by side.

      I had a lot of fun with the quilting which is done with the walking foot.  I quilted intersecting straight lines through the charms creating a starry look.  I picked up this method of quilting at the Jacquie Gering workshop I went to last summer.  I then quilted straight lines in the rest of the quilt.  I had a lot of fun changing the direction of the quilting and figured out what I wanted to do with the quilting as I went.   





     I'm linking up my finish with the OMG linkup at Elm Street Quilts and I'll link up with the FAL linkup later in March, but I'll leave you with this last picture where the wind turned my quilt into a flying carpet!  I'm also linking up with TGIFF which is hosted at What A Hoot Quilts this week.







21 comments:

  1. I like your happy charm quilt. I received three mono charm packs for my birthday last Friday. I may borrow your idea to get them into a decent sized quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. This is so lovely, and from very simple beginnings. I think this is the perfect design for a baby quilt.

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  3. A lovely quilt! I love the quilting!

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  4. Fun photos!
    Great job on the quilting... it really enhances the quilt!

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  5. What a great quilt! LOVE the quilting you did on it!!

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  6. What a great use for charm squares. It looks so fresh and modern!

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  7. This is great and I love your quilting directions.

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  8. It looks wonderful, Lisa! Congratulations on the finish.

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  9. You made a lovely modern quilt from a charm pack. Love the Quilting and a great final pic too. Congratulations on achieving your February goal.

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  10. I love straight line quilting like this! It's very fresh and modern. This is a neat quilt, especially when it tries to take off on it's own :)

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  11. This is a great quilt. I love your quilting design. I would never have thought to change directions on the quilting. Awesome.

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  12. I like this simple design a lot! Great quilting too - I will have to remember that pattern.

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  13. Very nice and the quilting is perfect!

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  14. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.

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  15. Love the quilt and the quilt pictures! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  16. I love how you varied the directions of the linear quilting - adds great interest! Congrats on your finish, and thanks for sharing it at TGIFF :D

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  17. I love the simplicity of this quilt.

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  18. Fantastic use of charms - the negative space + your quilting are just...*chef's kiss*

    On behalf of the 2018 Finish A Long global hosts, thanks for participating!

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  19. What a pretty quilt. That quilting is very nice. I want to do that on one of mine.

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  20. Nice quilting. I like straight line quilting, but have never changed the direction in sections like that. It looks great and adds to the solid background. Good work.

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