Monday, April 3, 2017

First April 2017 finish............

I pressed the backing fabric and loaded it on the longarm Saturday.  Yesterday afternoon I added the batting and top and quilted it.



I did the organic straight line quilting again, no channel locks to keep it straight.  The lines are 3/4" to 1 1/2" apart so it is very soft and cozy.



I trimmed it and cut binding from the same dark fabric as the large squares.  I did the binding all by machine.  It took about a little over 2 hours compared to 5-6 hours finishing by hand.  It is 59" x 83" so it is plenty long for a 6' person on the couch.






The backing fabric looks great with the front.  All of the fabrics on both sides are batik.  I like it a lot better now than I did when it was just a top.  I think the quilting pattern looks great on it.

21 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

You are on a roll. The quilt looks really great. It will make a nice gift. Are you going to sell this one? Chris

Debbie said...

Beautiful finish! It turned out just perfect :)

Linda Swanekamp said...

The finished quilt is stunning. The quilt lines pull it together and the backing is just perfect! Who says you can't used batik for backings?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

turned out great, I love the simple quilting,

patty a. said...

Nice finish! It is good to have that first one under your belt! The quilt turned out lovely!

Melinda Hirsch said...

I LOVE this quilt!!

Anonymous said...

Wanda, this is a great quilt....love the quilting .... I think sometimes a simple quilting design is perfect...that is the case with this one...it adds just the right element of quilting, without taking away from the piecing design....As always, thanks for sharing!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Alice Turcotte said...

I like this pattern a lot. Beautiful quilt. Someday I'll do this pattern.

Barbara said...

Beautiful. I love that snail's trail block.

Lisa C said...

Just my style! I struggle sometimes with what color of quilting thread to use when there's such a drastic change in fabric colors but it all works out when I remember to stand back and look at it from a few feet away. Great finish. Batiks are just so interesting.

Christine said...

I love the simplicity of your quilting on quilts with complex piecing. ... How will you quilt your Trip around the World quilt? So many seams in both directions! And so heavy with the weight of so many seams -- would you use an especially light-weight batting?

Hedy Hahn said...

Beautiful quilt, love that backing too.

Sharron Keck said...

I love everything about this quilt! design, fabrics, quilting, back. Makes me want to make one like it!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Oh, my! This one is perfection - every part. I've never been too impressed with the Snail's Trail, but yours is the exception.

Jenny said...

Your new quilt looks lovely!!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

love, love, love!

Charlotta said...

Starting out strong! I love this quilt, the pattern, the fabrics, and the size. It's about the size I tend to make most of my quilts these days, very versatile, I find. And since I'm a big person - 5'10" and NOT skinny at all - and come from a family of tall people, I tend to make quilts for people my size, even when I actually end up giving some of them to people who are much smaller.

Vicki W said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

It turned out very nice and the backing is great! I always think if you have a great backing, you can reverse it if you want.

Gari in AL said...

I am currently sleeping under my snails trail quilt, also made in batiks, and I love it. It is 7 years old and really very soft. And yours is beautiful, too. ;-)

Needled Mom said...

That is just gorgeous.