Friday, July 25, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes...July 2014 finished

For July, I set what I believed to be an achievable goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes!
I am so happy to be finished this quilt, and it really was fun to do!
Pathways!
It started out as a challenge to myself to try HRT's using the tutorial from Latifah at The Quilt Engineer. She posted this as a tutorial for the MQG.
I sliced and diced, pressed and trimmed!
I must admit that I am not a fan of pressing seams open,
but I did it anyway.
Low volume with pink, purple, yellow, black and coral..ish!
Whew! I was happy to get all these blocks done!
I did look at a couple layouts, but it seemed that simple was the way to go!
I spray basted and pinned with a little help....

The backing is from a fabric line called 8 Days A Week.
I used the months line. Really nice backing and I would definitely use it again!
I didn't have enough to match when I pieced the back, so ended up with some new months!!
I really want to change my birthday to Fovember! Don't you??
On to the quilting!!
I have a Janome Horizon, and programmed a stitch provided by Janome, called Serpentine stitch.
Here is the actual link to setting up the Serpentine Stitch-
  http://onlinesewing.squarespace.com/storage/post-images/poth2.pdf
This was the first time I have used it, and I sure do love it!
I put 3 rows in each path, and it was so quick, and gives the quilt great texture.
The best part of the Serpentine stitch is that it is and end to end stitch!
No burying thread!! Yay for that!
 As always, I used Aurifil thread!! Love it!
This is #2600, and I use so much of it, for piecing and quilting.
For me, it is the perfect grey.
The binding fabric is a really nice grey stripe that I had in my stash.

This little darling measures 52"x59"
I am tremendously pleased with this July finish, and am linking up for
A Lovely Year of Finishes

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please go and check out all the finishes for July!

20 comments:

Issabella The Cat said...

Beautiful finish! I love your little basting helper and your creation of a new month, its been a while since we had a new one :D

Ella said...

It's fabulous! Thanks for posting the stitch. I'm always looking for new ideas with my Janome.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

beautiful quilt, Patti! i love the simple layout, it is perfect (Love the new Meewasin benches too )
I have a Janome Horizon too, but I dont think I have that stitch! Someone emailed me a picture of their stitch board, and mine is different! :( I love the look of this quilting1

Carla said...

It's fabulous! I really want to try making those rectangles. I think they are awesome

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Patti, your HRT quilt is gorgeous! I love the variety of prints you used and that backing is just fantastic.

Heidi said...

Your fabric choices are beautiful together - a beautiful finish:-) I am not a big fan of pressing seams open either, but it definitely has advantage at times. Congrats reaching your goal!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

How gorgeous!

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes, that's fabulous! Every once in a while I see a modern quilt I like, and this is one. Love your colors and the quilting stitch you used, too. That'll be a nice cover-up on those cold Sask. evenings this winter! Wonderful finish.

Dominique said...

Such a fun quilt. Nice colours, nice play between lights and darks.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Lots of fun layout possibilities, I love the scrappiness and the LV background. Congrats on a finish!

Karen said...

Lovely finish. All that work has definitely been worth it. It looks great.

jodydeschenes said...

great finish, very pretty!

Kim said...

This is so pretty! Love the scrappy look and design. Congrats on your finish!

moira said...

another wowser creation, patti

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations on your July finish. It's beautiful...luv the backing and the quilting. I am going to try the HRT's...thanks for link to the tutorial. Happy stitching, Pauline

Janine said...
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Janine said...

Congrats on finishing this quilt. It's a beauty :)

CitricSugar said...

It's a gorgeous finish, Patti! Someday, I need to start stalking your stash... The fabrics you choose....!

Sarah Goer said...

Great quilt! Love the backing fabric and your new months. Congrats on your ALYoF win.

Barb N said...

Your quilt is perfect! Great use of colors and values.

20 comments:

Issabella The Cat said...

Beautiful finish! I love your little basting helper and your creation of a new month, its been a while since we had a new one :D

Ella said...

It's fabulous! Thanks for posting the stitch. I'm always looking for new ideas with my Janome.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

beautiful quilt, Patti! i love the simple layout, it is perfect (Love the new Meewasin benches too )
I have a Janome Horizon too, but I dont think I have that stitch! Someone emailed me a picture of their stitch board, and mine is different! :( I love the look of this quilting1

Carla said...

It's fabulous! I really want to try making those rectangles. I think they are awesome

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Patti, your HRT quilt is gorgeous! I love the variety of prints you used and that backing is just fantastic.

Heidi said...

Your fabric choices are beautiful together - a beautiful finish:-) I am not a big fan of pressing seams open either, but it definitely has advantage at times. Congrats reaching your goal!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

How gorgeous!

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes, that's fabulous! Every once in a while I see a modern quilt I like, and this is one. Love your colors and the quilting stitch you used, too. That'll be a nice cover-up on those cold Sask. evenings this winter! Wonderful finish.

Dominique said...

Such a fun quilt. Nice colours, nice play between lights and darks.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Lots of fun layout possibilities, I love the scrappiness and the LV background. Congrats on a finish!

Karen said...

Lovely finish. All that work has definitely been worth it. It looks great.

jodydeschenes said...

great finish, very pretty!

Kim said...

This is so pretty! Love the scrappy look and design. Congrats on your finish!

moira said...

another wowser creation, patti

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations on your July finish. It's beautiful...luv the backing and the quilting. I am going to try the HRT's...thanks for link to the tutorial. Happy stitching, Pauline

Janine said...
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Janine said...

Congrats on finishing this quilt. It's a beauty :)

CitricSugar said...

It's a gorgeous finish, Patti! Someday, I need to start stalking your stash... The fabrics you choose....!

Sarah Goer said...

Great quilt! Love the backing fabric and your new months. Congrats on your ALYoF win.

Barb N said...

Your quilt is perfect! Great use of colors and values.