Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The last lap

It is always a good feeling when heading down the last lap of sewing on the binding and that is what happened just after lunch today.


I did a simple quilting stitch using the walking foot.  It was a matter of just sewing up and down each column of the rainbow and then into the middle of each block.    Even though it was a simple design it took just on 8 hours to complete the quilting.      In the picture below the quilting can be seen if you look closely.   Being white thread on a white background it does not show up too well.


And now for the completed quilt.   The same fabric was used to bind it as the backing with a bit left over to do another small project.     More about that later.


I am feeling very pleased with myself as my goal for August was to complete the quilting but I did manage to finish the quilt off completely with a week left in the month.   I really enjoyed the rainbow challenge even though I did not participate this year hopefully it will be running again next year.   A great excuse the use up all those scraps that keep appearing no matter how fast you sew.

Now to tidy up the living room, return my machine and all the other bits and pieces to the sewing room and start work on a few smaller projects that have been in the pipeline for a while.

Linking with Elm Street Quilts OMG for August and Oh Scrap.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


15 comments:

I am said...

Hi Karen well done on your beautiful finish,your quilt looks fantastic xx

Julierose said...

I love how your quilt came out, Karen, I do like squares in quilts...hugs, Julierose

Ellie Mork said...

Hi Karen

I love your rainbow quilt, it's stunning and you should be really chuffed, finishing with a week to go and completing it. Here's to the next challenge :)

Ondrea said...

Woohooo! Well done girl! Looks beautiful.

Nann said...

What a great way to showcase rainbow scraps! (I've decided that I play in the spirit of RSC. I get impatient doing a block-a-month.)

Patty said...

Your quilt came out wonderful and the quilting time was worth it. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Warm Quilts said...

A lovely quilt! Thank you for showing the back side, too. Your 8-hours of persistence paid off - well done!

chrisknits said...

I came back to sewing too late to join the rainbow challenge, but might try to do it next year if they continue. Your quilt is so bright and cheery!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love your quilt Karen! What a great way to use those scraps. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Bonnie said...

Great Finish! I like your take on the rainbow scrap challenge. And perfect quilting for that quilt. Congratulations.

Edith said...

What a pretty quilt, and a good Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. Congratulations on completing your goal.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Great Quilt!

Kate said...

Congrats on a bright, colorful and fun finish!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your finish. Love your scrappy rainbow quilt.