2018 Finishes · Regatta Quilt

2018 Bloggers Quilt Festival 2nd Entry

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This is the second year that I’m participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side.  There are many generous sponsors giving away wonderful prizes.  Please click on her site and visit them.  I’m sure they have something you just got  to have.

My second entry is my Regatta Quilt.  I joined in with Roseanne’s QAL earlier this year.  I just love her QAL’s.  They are no stress and no deadlines.  It’s really easy-going.  She follows us and features them on her blog from time to time.

The pattern was from Daniela at Block M Quilts.  It was a fairly easy pattern and came together very well.  There is nothing more soothing to me than sewing long strips together.  I’ve heard it called mindless sewing.  It really does clear the mind.

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Once I got to the quilting, I watched a Jacquie Gering class on walking foot quilting.  It was called Next Steps With Your Walking Foot.  I used her braid technique.  I learned from her classes that you can do very interesting quilting without FMQ.  You can see the quilting better in this photo.  Some of the rows only show the first pass, but once I was finished each had a braided look.


I’m feeling pretty proficient with my walking foot quilting and will move on to giving FMQ on my domestic machine a focus.  I have tried it out on a couple quilts so far, but I don’t think I’m very good at it.  I mentioned yesterday that my UFO pile is growing so I am hoping I will get some good practice on them in the near future.  I’m a long away from a long arm so this will have to do for now.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to and  leave some comments and encouragement.  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.



16 thoughts on “2018 Bloggers Quilt Festival 2nd Entry

  1. Hi Cherie! Thanks for the shout out. This is such a pretty finish. The colors are muted and relaxing to me. I know the size is just perfect for snuggling under, and that quilting pattern you chose means it is not too stiff. Just perfect when washed to feel all that great quilty softness. A great choice for your second quilt share for the festival. ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Hi Roseanne, You’re very welcome.  I’m itching to work more on your new QAL more.  I just need to finish the pattern test first.  Yes, the regatta quilt is perfect for snuggling.  I have someone in mind to gift it to for Christmas.  It’s a secret so I can’t tell you.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey

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  2. Cherie I did this one too with Roseanne. I love you quilting. Walking foot is my favorite quilting. I may need to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Hi Nancy, Roseanne has another one going on right now.  I’m doing the triangles quilt.  I’m haven’t got very far with it yet.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


    1. Hi Paige, I really enjoyed this quilting technique.  I did have to do a bit of marking to try to keep the braid even.  I will probably do this again on another strip quilt in the future. Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


    1. Hi Kris, I completely understand.  Sometimes after work I just don’t want to think hard anymore.  Thanks to visiting my blog.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


    1. Hi Dione, I’m glad you like it.  I found an heavy duty file folder and cut out a orange peel template that reached across the 2 inches.  I then got hubby to drill a hole in the very middle of it so I could see where the intersection should be.  Me being OCD, did mark up the whole template just because I didn’t think I would be able to get it consistent on my own.  If you try it send over a picture.  I’d love to see.    Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


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