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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 to show everyone’s quilt coming up.  I can’t wait to see them all.

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

I’ve done more quilting on the second pass to make the braided line effect.  Here’s a picture of the back where it shows the best.  I’m just in love with the backing fabric.


It’s my goal for May to complete the quilting and binding on this quilt.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to inspire us.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.



14 thoughts on “OMG May

  1. Your quilting pattern looks professional!!! You are making great head way learning to quilt your own quilts. Long arm quilters in my area are pretty much out of site charging for their services, so I do my own and my daughters. I also love your backing fabric!!


  2. Your stained glass quilt is super striking! LOVE those bright colors! It sounds like we are kind of on the same journey. I have been quilting just one year longer than you, but that doesn’t mean I am one year more experienced. It looks like you have made more quilts than I have. It’s nice to meet another new quilter/blogger!


    1. Hi Janice,
      Your FMQ is outstanding for a beginner. I went check you out. I want to try some on my next quilt. I think I just want to stipple. I know not everyone likes that, but I’m hoping that it will help me get used to moving the quilt around and even out my stitched. Then hopefully I can progress to swirls and such.


  3. Love the stained glass quilt. My tip is to use the Accuquilt cutter – studio is best – for cutting strips. Accuracy is amazing & much faster so have time for important work than cutting strips.
    Great blog! Thx for sharing.


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