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15 Minutes of Play – Quilted

on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilting | 0 comments

Free Motion Quilting | Scrap Quilt | ReannaLily Designs

Oh my gosh.  I love quilting.

Hum… I guess after the 6th year of running a sewing/quilting blog, that might be a bit redundant.

But seriously.  I was lucky enough to get to quilt my 15 Minutes of Play scrap quilt on my mom’s longarm Handi Quilter.   If you haven’t flipped through the book, 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, I highly recommend it.

Free Motion Quilting | Scrap Quilt | ReannaLily Designs

This is the largest quilt I have ever quilted for myself.  It took about 3 hours or so.  I went with an edge-to-edge swirly design.  That is a free motion quilting technical term, edge-to-edge swirly. *wink wink*  The top is just “floating” which means it isn’t rolled on a bar at all. (In case you were wondering why it was hanging down.)

Free Motion Quilting | Scrap Quilt | ReannaLily Designs

Holy smokes it was hard to see the thread on some of those fabrics.  WOWSA.

Since every color is in the quilt, it was really really really hard to narrow down a fabric for binding.  So…

I picked every color.  I used 9 pieces of 7 different striped fabrics.  Commitment Issues.  =)

Stripe Binding | ReannaLily Designs

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out.

Free Motion Quilting | Scrap Quilt | ReannaLily Designs

 

The quilt has all sorts of fabrics that remind me of all kinds of projects.  I made the quilt for myself – which is kinda unusual – but its gonna look great on my bed!  It was tricky to grab a picture of the whole thing.  It is 100″ x 70″

Free Motion Quilting | Scrap Quilt | ReannaLily Designs

 

The binding worked out.  Loving the every-color shade of every-color I picked out.

Stripe Binding | ReannaLily Designs

 

Stripe Binding | ReannaLily Designs

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