Sunday, June 11, 2017

My Freefall finish

I intended to get this posted last week, but time got away from me and before I knew it I was headed up to Duluth to the MN quilt show.  It was a good show I found some goodies in the form of fabric, thread, patterns and the Deb Tucker Corner Beam ruler.  I always have ulterior motives for going to the show when it is in Duluth as our Son and DIL live close by.  He works in Duluth and happens to park in the convention center parking lot-I like getting chauffeured around, LOL

So onto my finish of my Freefall quilt from Sandra's QAL, she will be having the final linky party this week so of course I will be linking up there.  I am really happy with how this turned out, I love the colors and how the black background makes them really pop.


I have bar magnets that I use on the belly bar of my longarm to hold down my quilts as I float all of them.  Here you see them holding my quilt up on the steel garage door. Too bad my garage doesn't face the south so I could do most of my pic's on it.  Below is a closer look at the magnet. They are from Harbor Freight.  If you use them, be sure you don't let them snap together or it is very very hard to get them apart. And no, I have not done this, but I have heard from others who have. 



Ima, my longarm, wanted to try something a little different this time.  She thought a swirl with a closed circle would be fun, and she was right!  The swirl makes it look like the leaves are blowing in the wind.

The bar magnet also holds down a quilt on my block wall :)  The sun was shining nicely at the wall to get a more natural color of my fabrics.  The background is black and grey mottled. 

Superior variegated King Tut called Flower Pot was my thread of choice along with Hobbs 80/20 batting.

 Thank you Sandra for a fun QAL!!!



Linking with Sandra, Beth, and Connie when their linky parties open.

18 comments:

  1. Great finish Vicki. The black is a really nice background colour and I love the quilting with the breeze like curly quilting.

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  2. Not only is this a beautiful autumn quilt but you captured some gorgeous photos of it, too. I didn't realize the thread you used was variegated until that close-up with the spool. Very cool!!

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  3. Beautiful quilt and I love your swirly quilting!

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  4. That turned out beautiful! your colors are really striking!

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  5. That is just stunning, Vicki! Those colors just pop!

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  6. Vicki, this is one of my favorite versions of Free Fall that I've seen. Great choice of thread and quilting pattern! It definitely gives the impression of leaves swirling in the wind!

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  7. Vicki, this one is gorgeous! I love the colors and the quilting. You really did find the perfect thread!

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  8. Absolutely love this, Vicki. The swirl quilting really does make the leaves feel like they are floating around and that lovely thread plays nicely on all the fabrics.

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  9. Lovely finish, Vicki! I like the quilting design too.
    I had to google the corner beam ruler...WOW! what a cool ruler. I am so tempted :-)

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  10. So beautiful! I love that you chose autumn colors and a black background for your Freefall. That variegated thread is perfect, too, and Ima was right on the button about the quilting motif :)

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  11. Wow! I love the quilting on this. It really does give the impression of wind. Beautiful quilt!

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  12. Love your Freefall finish! The variegated thread is perfect for those fabrics. I'm also jealous that you got to go to Duluth. Love Lake Superior! (I bet it's cooler there, too.)

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  13. This is so vibrant Vicki! For some reason I could swear I commented, but maybe it was in my mind...LOL I know I read this, but must've been on email. I love that thread; it's perfect, as is the swirl, so cool to have the inside open as a circle. Okay, super-cool are those magnetic bars, need to know, heading over to Michigan in the next day or two, and I don't have to ask more than once to stop at Harbor Freight!

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  14. Your fabrics, the thread, and the quilting pattern, Fantastically Fabulous. ( it truly deserves capital letters all through ) The binding is a perfect finish, and wonderful photo settings. This makes me dream even more of owning a longarm!!!

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  15. Your Free Fall Quilt is absolutely stunning, great choice of fabrics and the quilting is beautiful.

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  16. This is a beautiful version of this quilt. I love the swirly quilting that you choose too. Its fun to see all these versions!

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  17. Love it. So autumn, or, in my world, so Halloween feeling. That's a very good thing. :)

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  18. Congratulations, pretty fall version.

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