Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Flying Geese quilt is done and quilted on my new Funquilter

The first quilt I quilted on my new Funquilter was the scrappy Rainbow flying geese quilt! –of course it’s made using the flying geese die from Accuquilt!

Part of the RSC16 challenge and the same pattern as the quilt I had in Quiltmaker in Nov/Dec 2016


I filmed a little bit with my phone and put this on youtube, so I’m steering with one hand and holding my phone with the other hand and the quality is not great.

(I know that embedding it doesn’t work, just click on it and go directly to youtube to see it)

I decided to machine sew the binding on, so I used binder clips and had Anja help me by taking them out and putting them back in the box, such a GREAT help!!- she did end up on the floor with the whole box and played too with them when I was about done!


Here’s close ups of the quilting.

The regulator is so much better and since the machine is 35 lbs vs 75 lbs, even though my machine rode great and smooth, because the funquilter is so light I have to steer it more gently, so that’s taking some getting used to.


The binding stitch is this fun stitch that kind of matches the border quilting.


Here’s the backing


and label Smile


here’s the other version


I also quilted two quilts for Accuquilt that are secret…

and there’s the New beginnings blog hop

New Beginnings Blog Hop

In case you’ve missed any blog hop posts, here’s the list!

Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik

Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts

Tuesday, January 10 – Dotalicious
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Inchworm Fabrics

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt

Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection

Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs

Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River

Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing

Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting

Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs

Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl

Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts

Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake

Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs

Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting

Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner


Vicki in MN said...

Oh look at you go with the FQ!! Sounds like you are really happy with it:)

Nancy said...

This quilt is so nice. I like the name and all those colors! Thanks for sharing with us. Your new machine sounds wonderful.

margaret said...

good to see you have mastered your new long arm quilting machine, quilt looks oh so good and how lucky to have a little helper. Not tried to machine binding, mind you I really enjoy the hand stitching of it

Michele said...

I love all the bright colors in this one too.

scraphappy said...

Looks like quilting just added to all the fun in that quilt. So many pretty colors. Fabulous finish. Congratulations.

The Joyful Quilter said...

AMAZING what stunning quilts can come out of the scrap bin... especially when the begin from such humble units at Flying Geese (or HSTs!!)