I've finished my Arkansas Crossing quilt! Having been working on low volume, it was quite a shift to go back to the bright squares and to further complicate things, the walking foot on my machine that has more throat space (1600P QC) broke recently. I've ordered a replacement but it hasn't arrived yet and I really wanted to get on and quilt those squares. So my domestic Janome Excel 5024 had a work out today. And it's a faithful little machine.
Straight lines are what I chose to emphasize the 'crossings' but having looked at some others on Pinterest (should have looked before I began!) I think if I did this again I may do something more free-motion. But this is for a child's quilt, so plain is probably best. There are some fun prints in there that I hope siblings will have fun pointing out or maybe playing games with.
There are some fruits, animals and so on, and the backing is a quite cute one with 5 different children playing games.
So having completed that one, it's back to the low-volume piecing and maybe some other bits and pieces I should finish up - but at least that's the norm for quilters, a number of works in progress.
I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Until next time,
I keep seeing this pattern lately and really love it. Your version is very fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks Katy, i've also seen it called Arkansas Traveller amongst other things. A great scrap buster.Delete
Your quilt is lovely Lynn! Loving all those fun prints you have in there! :)ReplyDelete
Would love for you to stop by and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
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Thanks Lindsey, I've made a number of baby/child quilts and this is a good way to use up some of the leftovers with other bits. Have linked in to Fabric Frenzy Friday too.Delete
This is darling. I am sure it will be much loved and provide lots of fun for I spy games. Great job!ReplyDelete
beautiful, I love the straight line stitching, great jobReplyDelete
I think the straight line quilting accents all those sweet prints perfectly! Great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks for comments and encouragements, patchworking is such a great community.ReplyDelete
LOVE this pattern, and the straight line quilting really sets it off beautifully!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
I am visiting from lets bee social-your quilt is just lovelyReplyDelete