finished quilt – floating colors 15

Finally finished – the second of the “floating quilts”. The first one is smaller with 2 rows of 4 rectangle. This one has 3 rows of 5 rectangles. The blocks and sashing in both quilts are the same size.

This is my experiment – I wanted to see in reality not only the differences in the size, but also in the quilting technique. I quilted the small one with a walking foot with straight lines, the big one is free-motion quilted. I decided to quilt only the white fabric with two patterns : pebbles (white fabric in the rectangles) and waves (sashing). I have used my new thread  from Superior Threads So Fine! #50 in white and I am happy with the result. The quilting looks finer and the thread does not stand out. I think I shall use the thicker thread (a #40 or #30) for straight line quilting or free-motion quilting with a larger pattern and the #50 thread for fine, dense quilting.

I have updated my Etsy and Dawanda shops.

Now I have to get back to my quilting room and tidy it up !!!!

Till next time, happy quilting, Barbora

10 comments on “finished quilt – floating colors 15

  1. Hi Barbora :-) I really like the way you have densely quilted in some areas. It brings a lovely variation in texture as well as colour. Another beautiful quilt! Avis x

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    • skalabara says:

      Hello Avis, thanks for your kind words. This time I enjoyed the quilting process, looking forward to new projects. How is your puppy doing? Barbora

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      • He’s fantastic and hard work :-D He’s just had his final vaccinations this morning and an identity microchip inserted. He can go for walks outside in two weeks from now. I can’t wait! I must get back to sewing soon. I’m planning a very basic sampler at the moment. Avis x

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      • skalabara says:

        Dogs are such a good company, I don’t want to miss mine.
        Looking forward to see your sampler. I have been giving classes for the last 2 months and we made a baby size sampler quilt. We have holidays at the moment, but in September I shall post some photos of the finished quilts. Barbora

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  2. That would be lovely. It is amazing how when everyone makes the same quilt, the colours completely change the way it looks :-) Well done on the teaching. It would be lovely to have more quilters blogging from Spain. All you need to do now is persuade them to do it :D Avis x

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    • skalabara says:

      August is a holiday month in Spain. All is to “normal” when the kids are back to school. Lets wait what September brings, maybe some new bloggers.
      Greetings from a very hot Spain, Barbora

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  3. diannajessie says:

    I love the floating rectangles and your quilting. Lovely.

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