Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dorothy gets FMQed



Hey everybody, it's TGIFF time!!!

I've got my finish, how about you? :)


This top has been pieced for awhile, so the big news here is the quilting.  {can't you hear Dorthy singing Over the Rainbow?}


I did an all over meander for the inner portion of the quilt, but in the boarders...


I tried a free motion baptist fan! It's my first attempt, and wobbly as all get out, but it was a fun design to try.  I was fighting my machine's very limited throat space - for the larger arcs I had to stop and roll/unroll the quilt once or twice per arc.  But I've got what I've got, and for a first try I don't think this is too bad :)


I backed the quilt with Toto :)


I didn't measure the finished quilt, but it is a good lap size.  We will be using it for picnics.
The weatherman is calling for sunny skies this weekend - I think the boys & I need to break in our new picnic blanket :)

Ok, now it's your turn! I can't wait to see your fabulous finishes, so link 'em up!

13 comments:

Melinda said...

Oh, I just love Wizard of Oz. Hubby hates the flying monkeys! Your quilt is lovely!

M-R said...

What a fabulous picnic quilt, Allison! I haven't seen that line before -- very cool fabric. Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

Beth said...

So cute! Great use of that cool fabric. Thanks for hosting a link up.

GKJ said...

Love that splash of colour in the middle! Great idea to quilt the borders differently :)

The Nifty Stitcher said...

I love your quilt - such unusal fabrics. Really nice.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

great picnic quilt! I have been meaning to try the baptist fan...you did a good job with it! wobbles and all :)

Connie said...

What a great quilt, thanks for hosting too!

Laura said...

I thought you had posted a day early... And ive just realised it's friday at 11pm. Doh! Love your dorothy! No finish from me tho!

Laura said...

I thought you had posted a day early... And ive just realised it's friday at 11pm. Doh! Love your dorothy! No finish from me tho!

Cherie said...

That looks great! It's amazing what fabrics you can find! Hope to see pictures of the pic-nic =D


I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

Dorothy L. Wills said...

Nice job! I'm a bit jealous. Mine is still on my UFO list.

JanetK said...

Awesome picnic blanket - what fun prints! (Aunty Em! Aunty Em!)

diane said...

I just love this quilt! I wish I had one. :) I think you did a great job with the quilting! I'm not always brave enough to try new things...so kudos to you!!