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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.
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.
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