What a wonderful Friday!
I have just finished the Soy Amado quilt!
I am so happy with the orange sashing. Orange and blue are opposites in the colour wheel and therefore enhance each other! The quilt now POPS!
Just compare with this picture without the orange!
Much better, right?
Some fabrics in this quilt are new and some are vintage.
The blocks were all quilted before assembly. The orange fabric is the join between the blocks.
I used this video tutorial for the assembly of the blocks. I like the look of this, but came to the conclusion that at certain spots the sewing machine has to go through 10 or more layers of fabric. As I also used a thicker orange fabric instead of the normal quilting cotton, I was worried that my sewing machine would protest. It did not!!! The old Pfaff did the trick! I can’t believe how powerfull that machine is.
I FMQ-ed SOY AMADO on one of the blocks. The letters just about fit the centre of the block. (Oops, I see that I forgot to quilt a little bit near the letter S. I will fix that tomorrow!)
The Soy Amado block and quilt drive is organized by Little Island Quilting in the UK. All of the quilts are going to a project for former street children in Mexico City. Go and look at all of wonderful scrappy and gorgeously colourful quilts that are being made from blocks from quilters from all over the world. GO!
Many of my blocks were decorated with quilted hearts. I also integrated fabrics with hearts on the front and back of the quilt.
Here are some close ups from before the blocks were assembled:
Here is the back of the finished quilt:
The back of the quilt shows all of the FMQ better than the front. I have used a navy thread and a light blue thread.
I used these blocks as practise pieces for FMQ. I am trying to get my version of McTavishing down! I sewed along with the McTavish Along at Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures. Next Monday we will all start learning a new pattern. Flowers are next! Won’t you join us?
I LOVE THIS QUILT!
– 62,5 x 50 inches
– new and vintage fabric, all cotton.
– Heirloom Hobbs 80/20 batting
– 100% Polyster thread by Amman and Gutermann.
I will be treating myself to a quiet weekend enjoying the clean closets after the “Deep Cleaning of the Spring Purge” of last Sunday!
If I feel like it I will tackle the kitchen cabinets next…. big BIG maybe!
p.s. I am linking up with all of these Linky Parties!
Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
FMQ project @ Leah Day’s blog
TGIFF @ Quokka Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts