Regatta QAL Progress

Hi Everyone and Welcome to My Blog,

I’ve been working on my Regatta Quilt.  I joined Roseanne’s Regatta QAL a little late.  It was a no pressure QAL in which there were no time limits so I didn’t feel like I had to rush to catch up or even keep up.  Many have already finished theirs and I am as always running behind.  It seemed like it was an easy pattern from Block M Quilts so I joined in the party.  You can see my previous progress here.  Roseanne mentioned she will have a final blog coming up.  I hope I can have mine finished in time.

I made my quilt sandwich and had a plan for the quilting last Friday.  I recently upgraded to Craftsy Unlimited and took a Jacquie Gering class on walking foot quilting.  It was called Next Steps With Your Walking Foot.  I really like the idea she showed me about making some gentle curves across the quilt.  After a four passes it will look like a braided line.  I made a template that would fit just short of my 2 inch strips out of a heavy-duty file folder.  Why buy it when you can make it?  I’m trying to be thrifty.  In the first picture I’ve made 2 passes on the off white fabric.  My very nice husband drilled a hole in the middle and I intend to position the hole over the place where the two seams meet to keep it symmetrical.  Then I will be able to mark the next 2 seams.  Take a look.

Quilting template

braided quilting



This is the second week of the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.  The co-hosts for this year’s blog hop are Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts, Sandra @ MMM! Quilts, Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Jen @ Dizzy Quilter.  These ladies have generously given their time and effort to give us new bloggers a guidance to improve their blogging skills in a community environment.  I’d like to personally thank each of them.  Please visit their blogs for a chance to win some wonderful prizes provided by our sponsors by following the instructions on their blogs.Sponsors



The participants were separated into smaller groups called hives and I belong to the Sunshie Quilters Hive.  The button that was created for our hive is by Cindy of Gray Barn Designs.

button 6

Other members of my hive are:

Dione – cleverchameleon.com.au/blog/
Cindy – graybarndesigns.com
Wendy – piecefulthoughts.com
Tracie – ricefordstreams.com
Cate – chaostheoryquilting.wordpress.com
Sharon & Susan – mspdesignsusa.com
Ann – laughinggasquilts.wordpress.com


This week, 8 of our fellow new quilt bloggers are featured in the blog hop:

Velda               http://freckledfoxquiltery.wordpress.com

Carrie             http://carriebeecreates.blogspot.com

Sharon A.             http://mspdesignsusa.com

Ann C.                   http://laughinggasquilts.wordpress.com

Nicole                   http://handwroughtquilts.wordpress.com

Becca                    http://prettypiney.com

Sherry                   http://poweredbyquilting.com

Stephanie           http://lowcountryquiltsandembroidery.com

Hop over to their blogs to get to know them and see what they are up to.

That all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.





11 thoughts on “Regatta QAL Progress

  1. Hi Cherie,
    There’s still no rush on the Regatta! I’m not doing a final round-up until June or even July. No pressure – that’s what we like around here. I love the quilting method you shared – how cool is that and it looks GREAT. The template idea is a good one too – I love the idea of using a file folder. Why not use what you have on hand! ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. I enjoyed seeing what you are doing at a little closer range. I understand better now about that template. The results are really great! I probably won’t ever do FMQ, as I was a longarmer, and it spoiled me, but I do try little things with the walking foot – I call it WFQ. =) I will have to try this one! I think I’m going to look at wooden craft things at Hobby Lobby, too, and see if anything jumps out at me as useful!


    1. A wooden or plastic template would have probably been better. As I continue along, the cardboard is starting to get a bit ragged. I will have to dispose of it once I’m done. I was just trying to be thrifty.


  3. Wow! you are doing great for a beginner. I love your color choices. My tip would be measure, measure, measure at each part of construction–less chance of wonky blocks.


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