Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finishing the Project from Sarah Ann Smith's Class

If you missed last Saturday's post you didn't see the start of this quilt.  It was during a fabulous class in Houston from Sarah Ann Smith.  Here's where I left off...

After having sat for a while I pulled the lint off the black fabric with my trusty lint roller I happen to keep right next to my machine.  I use it a lot when I'm quilting a dark colored fabric.

Next to quilt those circles.  I decided to make a circle chain quilting them in a light teal to match the outermost circles.  I love the effect, but then I got scared again and it sat for a few more weeks.  

Here's the finished quilt.  I decided to echo all the painting and then fill the background with some wild quilting combining three different patterns.

Here's a close-up.  I used bubbles, paisleys, and some fern looking fillers to fill the background area.  The thread is dark blue because it's really hard on my eyeballs to use black thread on a black background.

Another view of the background quilting.

And here's what happened in the center.  I used bubbles since the space was so narrow.

And the BACK side of the quilt.  I think I like it almost as much as the front!

A wonderful quilt from a wonderful class.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Really cool quilting-I love how you connect the big circles with the teeny ones.

  2. Beautiful quilt! That sure was quite a bit of work in the quilting!! I like the blue thread on the black fabric: it gives it a bit more dimension. And I try and keep a lint roller by my machine too! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  3. Lovely! I know what it is like to leave a project because you are scared of stuffing it up, but this is a great result.