Sunday, July 22, 2018

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Do you remember the Leftovers Quilt? The one made with leftover blocks, orphan blocks, and pieces? I named it Extra! Extra! I really didn't want to call it Leftovers and I decided all of those leftover blocks and pieces were extras.
Extra! Extra!

This donation quilt is 50" by 54". I used Dream Cotton batting and #4093 dark teal Aurifil 50-wt thread to quilt this.

Since I put this quilt together in rows, I decided to quilt it that way. I used rulers and dot-to-dot quilting on each Dream Weaver block to stitch a star motif. 

The plain strips of fabric and the borders are straight stitched with a walking foot. You can see this in the above photo.

I used rulers to free-motion a diamond design on the white with colored squares. 

I free-motion quilted the wishbone or lazy 8 motif on the strips with the yellow and orange squares 

and on the flying geese. 

The background fabric and the backing are both pieces that I picked up at Quilter's Compass Going out of Business sale. That sale was at the perfect time to pick up some backgrounds and backings for a number of quilts that I had in progress.

I'm not real pleased with my quilting - it's been a while since I've done any free-motion quilting and ruler work.  I really need practice! However, I've read and agree that a finished quilt is better than a perfect unfinished one.

There won't be any quilting practice for a while but there will be lots of sewing. I just need to pack a few clothes for the retreat that begins tomorrow. The important things (projects, machine, etc) are already packed and ready to go.


  1. I think it's awesome! The colors are great, and it looks very cozy. Much better than a stack of blocks in a box somewhere. Have fun at retreat!!

  2. I think it's fantastic! Very brave to try so many different quilting designs!

  3. Looks wonderful to me.... and someone is going to love snuggling with it.

  4. Great finish, good practice. And wonderful way to recycle those extra blocks. I love the name you selected. Now, go and enjoy your retreat.

  5. It's beautiful, and I think your free motion quilting looks great. I can't get my wishbones to look so even.



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