Wednesday, June 6, 2012

70 West 100 North

My Liberated Round Robin piece is now complete.

For now it hangs above the fireplace.  My living room needs a little brightening for the summer months and it will stay there until I can get a quilt completed for the big wall where the stairs are.

Reporting on the serendipity of this quilt which would be to say that
Serendipity is the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things. 

I found some new skills while working on this quilt.  I paid attention to some posting on the Liberated Quilting Yahoo Group about invisible thread and decided I'd try my hand at using some.  I had some missteps and tension things to work out, but I'm sure I'll use this kind of thread again.  I also machine stitched the binding using the invisible thread and I liked how it works for that.  I have a hard time with hand stitching, so this could be a blessing for me!  It doesn't show up as much as using cotton thread for that finishing step.  The finished quilt measures 42 x 36 inches.

I also used some quilting ideas I'd not tried before:
I did a pebble stitch and some lines and on the dark blue small border I did a Greek motif to practice square corners.

  Serendipity happens each time I try something new!  I am glad it is completed though!  Now off to some other quilting project...


  1. It's fabulous! Love, love, love all the choices you made along the way and the border really pulls the whole thing together. I'll tell you one thing about invisible thread - Carol Taylor (who's workshop I took recently) uses it in the bobbin for all her quilting, no matter what kind of thread she's using on top. I'd never done that before, but it works great and the bobbin never runs out, LOL! YLI is her brand of choice and I have to say it's really soft and easy to use. Congratulations on finishing! You've inspired me.

    1. Thanks Margaret. I had some YLI that I had tried before and had a bit of a struggle with it, but today I used Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers and by popping one in the bobbin, it seemed to help. I also used a Free Motion Slider that I recently purchased and I didn't have one wrinkle on the back, like I sometimes get. I'll have to try the YLI in the bobbin. Great info.

  2. Beautiful! I love the colors and the border. You've given me some inspiration for how to finish mine. :)

  3. Love this Pattilou. The Border is wonderful and kudos to your machine quilting!! A finished, hanging quilt---- a wonderful thing!!

  4. What a great quilt. Love your colors and how it all works together.

  5. I love the way every little part has something happening in it. I will try - one day to do the quilting across the blocks that you can all do.... one day! LOL