Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Labyrinth Lap Quilt: Finally Finished {Quilting}

I have about 4-5 posts scheduled to go live on this blog. The only thing those posts are missing is the pictures to go along with the writing. Sadly, my little boy is not cooperative after pick-up from school. I am assuming he's just overtired. After all, it's been a long time since they got a break even with the recent teacher strike that went on. And some of the things I have to share are dependant upon the one post with the kids! I might need to rearrange the posts!

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

I realized after the kids were making a fort because they used it, that I finished one of the quilts I set out to finish this quarter as part of the Finish-a-long! You can check out the goals I posted here. And I needed to take some pictures of it to share it with you! The camera was charged and ready to go! Pictures are going to happen!

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

This pattern is called Labyrinth (not to be confused with Labyrinth Walk) and you can find it here. My mom picked it up to sew my brother a queen sized for his bed. I decided to give the lap size a try since it was simple. A selling point to this pattern was no y-seams or diamonds. At the time (over 5 years ago now!) I had not known how to do y seams. Yes. This has sat unfinished that long...

It's a great easy sew. All half square triangles.

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

I attempted to get some up close of the quilting. I used it to practice my free motion quilting. I am going to have to practice more than once every few years if I plan or hope to make any improvements! Ha, but my writing is shaky enough as it is, there is probably not a ton of chance my movements with the machine will smoothen out!

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

My favorite quilting was in the gold square surrounding the star and the purple parts to the star.

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

The back shows the quilting a little bit better than the dark purple thread on purple...

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

I did not originally plan on using this fabric for the back of this quilt. It really didn't have a purpose when I bought it, but I was not a fan of the two patterns together. For the sake of completion. I decided to go with it anyway. It's interesting. It's growing on me.

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

But I think it contrasts well with the front even if I would rather not have used it as a backing.

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

I hand stitched the binding too! Something I have practiced more than FMQ and it is so hard not to hand stitch a binding down. I think the finished look is just so much nicer! At least for me! Ha, squiggly binding anyone? No?

The Berry Bunch: Labyrinth Lap Quilt {Quilting}

The next morning (since I finished it after midnight) the kids had commandeered the quilt and promptly put it to use making forts. That tells me it's a win!

What finishes do you have so far this quarter?