Saturday, August 31, 2019

Kingfisher Stitch-Along quilt top finished

Kingfisher Stitch-Along quilt top 

It's done! About a year late, but it's done....well at least the quilt top is done 😊

I'm just posting a quick update for the One Monthly Goal (OMG) Finish link-up.

I'm really thrilled with the quilt. It is a little longer and wider than expected because when I sewed the diamonds together, I managed to sew two of them in the wrong place. Finally I only had to un-stitch one diamond and add two more to get it to a finished top.

Close-up of the quilt top

It's done!
It does need to be ironed but since I'm not ready to make the sandwich and quilt it yet, it's only going to get wrinkled again.
Looking pretty 😊

A final picture - say cheese!
What I learned
Hexies with flower

  • I knew that I wouldn't finish the quilt within the time frame of the Stitch-Along, but it was fun to see everyone making their quilts.
  • I was very intimidated by putting the diamonds together. It was easier than I thought but working at an angle instead of straight up or across did confuse me more than once. I'm sure that's why I made a mistake sewing them together.
  • I'd like to make another quilt with diamonds again. They looks so wonderful and it would be great to be comfortable working with them.
  • I love free motion quilting but I really, really dislike getting the quilt ready, so until I get the energy to make the quilt sandwich (on this and a couple more quilts), it's going to remain a quilt top. 
  • Last two hexies
  • However, I've got all of these ideas about how to FMQ it, so it may happen soonish!

Related links
Linking parties
I'll be linking up to One Monthly Goal August Finish as well as several other linky parties. Let's join the fun! Wondering CameraCan I Get A Whoop Whoop?Finished or Not Finished Friday, UFO Busting, Favorite Finish Monthly linkupOh Scrap!Monday MakingMoving It Forward, What I Made Monday, Midweek Maker, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Peacock Party,


17 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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    1. Thanks Patty. I'm so happy to have brought this quilt to this stage. As always, thanks for hosting :-)

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  2. What a great finish!! The setting on this one is really cool and eye appealing! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Finished Friday!

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    1. Hi Alycia, I'm glad that you're hosging Finished or Not Finished Friday. I really love this quilt. Maybe I will end up FMQ it soon :-)

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  3. I have a few hexies I've sewn together, and I was looking at this layout. I need to go check the pattern once again. Such a pretty layout!

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    1. Hi Wendy, just surround one middle hexie with the other six. I think that the original comes from the pattern, Grandmother's Garden.

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  4. What a unique presentation of those lovely hexies!!

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  5. Wow! Your Kingfisher looks wonderful. Congratulations on finishing your August goal.

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  6. It's beautiful! I love the colors of your flowers!

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  7. I admire your work, truly!!!! I would not have the patience. You quilt looks really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Ritta. I does take patience but then I love doing the hand work on those hexies.

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  8. Andrée, this is gorgeous! So cheery and happy. Yay for a finish, nvm if it's late!

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  9. A lovely 'kingfisher' quilt, so happy & scrappy looking!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I'm really happy with it. Every time I look at it, it makes me smile :-)

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  10. Unique layout for those hexies! I like it very much. I’ll check out the links you’ve so kindly provided. Thanks!

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  11. Your quilt looks awesome! I love the fabrics you have chosen for your flowers! Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward.

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  12. I love this quilt. Such a nice design and a lovely combination of fabrics :)

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