I am so excited for this to be my first FINISH of 2016!
Since I only started it last summer..... I think..... Anyway... it is made from a panel print.... and I added Snail Trail blocks to look like waves... sort of.
And then a checkerboard border....
Another learning piece..... to measure my sides before adding a border.... to square up the checkerboard pieces..... and to plan out my machine quilting.
Quilting inside a printed panel is always problematic..
but I didn't thoroughly think through how I would quilt the rest of it.
Again, though, as with my piecing and color choosing.... as I gain
experience with machine quilting, choosing how I quilt, section by
section is still going to be fine as long as I begin in the middle. My new go-to resource is Christa Watson's new book... Machine Quilting with Style... can't say enough about this woman and her encouragement!
I spray basted this one to keep it in place.
My edges are a little ruffly but all in all, it makes me smile and I learned a lot [which, after all, is what I really ask of a project :-)]