Monday, May 16, 2016

Finish No. 1

First finish for the 2016 2nd Quarter Finish-A-Long...

My Strip-Pieced Mini...also know as Rooster's Cat Mat...

I started this mini in Amy Smart's Quiltcon class, Strip Piecing Crash Course.  The class was a lot of fun...definitely a crash-course, so much information in just a few hours! I wish I had been able to fit the full-day version into my over-packed Quiltcon schedule.  Amy is a great teacher, she is so enthusiastic about her material it makes learning the techniques a lot of fun.  I am anxious for her Craftsy class to open...I will certainly be signing up!

The main fabrics for this were donated by Moda to Amy's Quiltcon I'm not sure what line this is.  The gray border is something I had in my stash perfect for finishing it off.  The mini is 28" square...sized just right to fit under my cat Rooster (and help keep the couch some-what hair-free...sigh)

Eeeew...but it's working!

I did all the quilting on my Pfaff Tiptronic 6230...heavily influenced by a Craftsy class I am watching taught by Jacquie Gering...and a bit by the Quiltcon class I took with Angela Walters (More Dot to Dot Quilting)  Angela's class was for free-motion quilting, but the quilting on this mini was done with my IDF (walking foot), the Tiptronic does not like to free-motion quilt!

Perfect backing...yay!  It's from my stash!

Overall this was a great small piece to practice quilting on...and I love how it turned out!

Rooster (and Lainey) agrees!

And that is one item checked off my UFO list...and amazingly, I haven't started anything new in the last month!

This also makes finish #11 for 2016...with 57 total (and 41 from my 2ndQ list) remaining WIPs!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great quilt, and the quilting is fantastic too! Thanks so much for linking up with the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of all of the hosts :)