Wednesday, August 3, 2022

First Finish for August

I'm making a determined effort this month to spend more time getting comfortable with free motion quilting on my new Juki machine. My first finished project is this Rainbow LeMoyne Row Quilt.

Rainbow LeMoyne Row Quilt
37.5" x 42.75"

The blocks in this quilt were made in 2014 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I made 6" LeMoyne Star blocks throughout the year, and ended up with about 75 of them by the end of the year. Most were used to make two earlier quilt tops, which you can see HERE and HERE. Both of those tops are still unquilted.

Last December I ran across the remaining LeMoyne Star blocks and decided to make them into a row quilt alternating the light and dark backgrounds. I started quilting it in January of this year, but set it aside halfway through. I finally finished the last quilting a couple days ago, added the binding, and washed it up. 

Here's the back of the quilt, featuring bright, fun animal prints. I've had these fabrics in my stash since 1999! 


You can get a closer look at the background and sashing fabrics in this  shot.


The blocks are quilted with continuous curves on the star diamonds. The background areas are filled with spirals, and the sashing has "parallel" wavy lines.


Most of the quilting is easier to see on the quilt back.


I have no plans for who will get this little quilt, but I sure am glad to have it finished! It's time for me to choose another top that's ready to be quilted.


Linking up with:
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at Inquiring Quilter
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework


Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 

16 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Promise me you'll finish the other tops soon because those blocks are amazing. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  2. Hi,
    Beautiful quilt...love all those pretty colors you used for tht
    stars...and I really like the backing. Have a great day!

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  3. A very colorful and charming quilt. I like the sashing and backgrounds. So much more interesting than a plain white or other neutral. You Lemoyne Stars are perfect.
    Pat

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  4. What a delightful and colorful quilt. Such a happy finish!,

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  5. These stars sparkle and shimmer!!! Love the layout too. Makes evrything pop :-)

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  6. What a fancy and very cute quilt!

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  7. That is a fantastic Finish!!!! I love the alternating light and dark stars!! and the happy prints!! Congrats!!
    and thanks for linking to FONF!!!

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  8. Well, I'd say that was a great idea on how to use up more of those Lemoyne Stars - well done!

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  9. That is a fun finish! I love the alternating light and dark backgrounds. Looks like the perfect quilt to practice some FMQ on, too!

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  10. Great finish Julie, and it is beautiful!!

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  11. Great finish! Woot Woot! I am paddling as fast as I can. It is really great to have a lot to do!

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  12. You always have the most wonderful ideas! I'd never has thought of making stars with two different background fabrics, mind would all be boring. Such a simple idea but oh so effective.

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  13. I am so in love with this quilt. It's a gorgeous quilt and you did a great job with the quilt. Congrats! ;^)

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  14. Sweet quilt and congratulations on your new addition. Sure to make a big difference in FMQ. I too wish I had a wider throat on my sewing machine. One day!

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  15. it is beautiful and rainbow is classic

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  16. beautiful quilts& the frogs are so cute!

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