Thursday, February 1, 2018

On Ringo Lake is Officially a Quilt :)

I put the final touches onto my On Ringo Lake quilt last night. I tucked in the thread tails from quilting, stitched down the label and finished up the binding. This was the 2017 mystery quilt hosted by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville and she generously provided us with another really great quilt design.

I think my quilt turned out amazing especially when you consider how much difficulty I had with the sashing. At some point, during the construction of the blocks and/or sashing pieces my seam allowance was changed to accommodate something else I was working on and it didn't get put back into the correct position. Add into that the fact that I had issues with setting the sashing strips into the correct orientation and you get the picture. My seam ripper had a really good work out and even then I have lots of missed intersections but it doesn't really matter. I think my quilt is beautiful. :)

While I was working on getting the top together I had the blocks and sashing strips all over my sewing room floor for quite a long time and every time I moved within the room they moved as well. At many different points of time I was tempted to just sweep the whole thing up and put it away for a very l-o-n-g time.

Now that the quilt is finished I am glad that I persevered because I love it. :) I think it is a such a great design and I love the block pattern even without the fancy sashing. I think I would like to make another quilt with this block design but with a straight setting instead.

My quilt finished at 73" x 86" and was quilted with Cansew #6660 on top and light tan magnaglide in the bobbin. I used 80/20 cotton/poly for the batting. I finished it off with a scrappy binding using the same fabrics in the border setting triangles. The panto I used was Fluent by Hermione Agee and I just love it. I will definitely be using that panto on many more quilts.

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Quilter Kathy said...

Oh Ellen it's fabulous! You did an amazing job on creating this quilt and you can be very proud of yourself for
persevering with all the challenges along the way! And in record time too!!

Alison V. said...

This is gorgeous! Congrats!

Bente Antonsen said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You did a great job with all the challenges. Mine is still at the longarmquilter.