Monday, August 6, 2018


(July Shop-Hop / 2018)

This was my first year shop-hopping, for sure I'll be participating each July now that I've started. 

I was quite out of my comfort zone with all the beige, creamy tones.

I had some blue in my stash that worked well with all that beige.  At Kaleidescope of  Quilts in Exeter I picked up a bargain bag of beige, brownish scraps that could work for cornerstones and borders.

Freemotion quilting, I've been hooked on large stitch quilting with perle cotton lately, but I wanted to get this one done, and I needed to practice my fmq skills since I hadn't done any for a good half year.

My first attempt at spray bastng.  I liked the result, no pins to deal with and so much easier on the knees!  I still haven't washed the quilt, so I'm curious to see how it is after washing and drying.

Early morning photo shoot... best time of the day for quilting, not sure if it's the best for photography.

The backing is a "repurposed (?) "  duvet cover.   100 % cotton and soooo soft.

46" x 50"
freemotion quilting
timeline: July- Aug 6/18

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  1. What a fun quilt - love the barn with the quilt block on it!

  2. This quilt is lovely! I, too, am leaning toward blues with the creams and beiges. Love the colour combo! Beautiful work!

    1. Thanks Kathy. I look forward to seeing what you do with your shop-hop blocks...You made it to all 15 shops so you have more work than me to get a quilt done!

  3. A very cute quilt. I'm curious to know if you had any sticky needle issues with the spray basting?

  4. Thanks Lynn. No sticky needle issues. I did iron the back of the quilt after basting and waited a few day before starting to quilt, hoping the stickiness would be dried up.