Friday, February 26, 2016

Streak of Lightening

Thanks to tips from Sarah and Shasta I was able to find enough free motion designs to quilt a different one in each of my streaks of lightening. Sarah led me to Christina at a Few Scraps. Shasta's tip led me to Leah Day. If you are ever looking for ideas on how to quilt your quilts I would recommend either of these sights.  Lots of great ideas and tutorials. Thanks ladies I learned a lot.
And I'm thrilled with the results on my quilt. Not to mention I now have lots of ideas for other quilts.
After the quilting was done I made a scrappy brown binding using this method.  I auditioned a burgundy but found the brown more complimentary. You can find how to make this simple block here and ideas for other layouts can be found here. Now it's ready to be a quilty hug. Do you think it is masculine enough to work as a man quilt?

Linking up with Sarah, Amanda Jean and Cynthia to celebrate.

13 comments:

  1. This turned out great! Love the pattern, the many quilting designs and the fun pieced binding. Definitely it can be used by a man or woman.

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  2. What a great idea for quilting! Kind of like an FMQ sampler, and perfect for this scrappy quilt. Congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  3. That's a wonderful, whimsical quilt!

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  4. Wonderful finish, congratulations. The pattern is masculine, if the guy does like any colors, why not.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  5. One of my favorite scrappy quilt patterns. It looks fantastic!

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  6. It's a great scrap user quilt and yes it would work for a man quilt;-) I love Christina and Leah's site always inspirational. I sure would love to see a close up of what designs you used though.

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  7. I think your quilt is lovley!

    Dollandesign

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  8. I knew about Leah Day but not about A Few Scraps so thanks for the link. I've also used some ideas from Lori Kennedy's The Inbox Jaunt. You did an awesome job of quilting different motifs. Congrats on that. And, yes, I think this would work for a man.

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  9. This is really fun! I love the movement of the design. Thanks for the tips on finding free motion patterns, I can always use more inspiration!

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  10. Great quilt! I think it'd be perfect as a man's quilt.

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