Finished the third quilt a few days ago. It didn’t take as long to quilt as I’d anticipated in large part because instead of quilting single blocks I was able to quilt two at a time using the 360 x 260 hoop. I probably could have quilted 4 at once using the large “Garden Dream” reversible hoop (360 x 350) but it was just as fast to re-hoop blocks as it would have been to fight to take the hoop from the arm and turn it around and hope the positioning was close. The problem with that large hoop is getting the second side to align with the first. So I rarely use it for quilting.
I am happy with how the layers on layers of circles turned out. There are actually five complete circles but they’re not obvious in part because the four quadrants are all different. But that’s also what helps with the layered effect.
To quilt it, I used a floral design I’d created for another quilt doing my best to overlap the stop/start positions where the design ended and began in adjacent blocks. Overall, the effect is to appear to have been done using a long-arm quilting machine.
Again, I used a strip from the original Hoffman “Skyline” fabric as a strip in the back – making sure I had it right side up in relation to the front of the quilt.
The three quilts together as a set I’m calling “The Sisters”!
Three very different quilts all from the same fabric.
Now on to something else.
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I had them in the shop today. You gonna be there Tuesday? I’ll bring them for you to see.
I had to check. Yep, there are five circles. I too like all three, but the one with the big aqua corner pulls my interest the hardest.
I’m a fan of number 1. The quilting on that last one does look like it’s done on a long arm. You’ve got some wickedly good skills there!
I’m lucky my machine allows me to position embroideries precisely. Just takes patience.
My favourite? Skyline #2 But love them all.
It will be interesting to see them all hanging side by each in Parrsboro next summer
Love your skyline quilts. They are truly amazing.
All three of these are fabulous. I feel like you made them just for me to ooh and aah over. Congrats on jobs very well done!!