Tuesday, 31 July 2018

One Monthly Goal July: reached!

http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2018/07/one-monthly-goal-july-finish-link-up.html

My monthly goal for July was to quilt and bind this ill-fated quilt. It wasn't finished in May, as I'd hoped, nor in June, because the machine spent most of the time with the dealer.

The Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) is now working as it should, but somewhat temperamentally. It's weak spot is definitely the plug with which it is attached to the machine, requiring additional care and attention. Anyway, at the eleventh hour I have succeeded in getting it quilted and bound!


 I quilted mostly with a large meander, except for the elongated magenta stars which all have the same quilting motif, and the blocks with yellow squares which all have a spiral in the centre surrounded by spiky petals inspired by sunflowers.


I still have to  bury the threads, and there are an awful lot of them from when the BSR developed a mind of its own and was running on the spot! I'll do that this evening - technically still July.


The top is made of scraps from my stash and the backing is a Bernatex basic weave, with a row of blocks made from pieces of the top that weren't used.


One last view. I'm always amazed at how Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts come together and all the secondary elements that then become visible.
 

Happy sewing

Marly.

7 comments:

Patty said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Vireya said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations on completing it.

Sally Hurley said...

Yay for it being done. It's beautiful.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks pretty I bet you are glad to be done! I never make her mystery quilts but wait to see the finished product and then decide if I want to make them and never get around to them!

Sandy Panagos said...

It is just beautiful. The back is very cool, too. I know you're glad it's done. And you even have a few months before her next mystery block starts!

Lisa J. said...

It's a great finish Marly and I'm glad your machine is sort of working.

Chantal said...

Congratulations Marly! You did an awesome job. I love this quilt. Too bad it took 3 months to quilt it. It is all behind you now and you can enjoy another wonderful quilt this winter. ;^)