Saturday, December 23, 2017

Scrappy Saturday



I really wanted to finish my RSC Knot blocks quilt this month. It's a project that has been 5+ years in the making and it's time to become a finished quilt. The free motion quilting is done on all 12 Knot blocks. 






The next step is quilting the sashings and borders. I decided to experiment with different sizes of squares and see what kind of continuous line grid could be made. These are the sizes that seemed to fit best.

Once the quilting design was figured out, the next decision was how to mark the pattern. For this project I went with the Sewline pen which disappears over time. The only drawback to this method of marking is that you have to sew it right away. You can't mark the whole quilt and come back the next day to do the quilting because the lines will disappear. In fact, you have to quilt the design quickly because the marks start to fade right away. 
It's possible that this will be a 2017 finish. Being an optimist, I have the binding strips all ready to go!
To see what the other RSC quilters are finishing up today, hop over to the weekly link up.

8 comments:

  1. I love the way you are matching your quilting thread to each block! I'm sure you can finish this one, Kathy - still a week to go!

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  2. Smart to have the binding all set. You can do it and I look forward to seeing this one finished in 2017!

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  3. Hooray!! for a nearly completed RSC quilt!!!

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  4. I like the confetti fabric you used for the sashings..

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  5. Good luck with the final quilting steps. Even if you don't get it done this year, it will be a quick finish for 2018. What better way to start off a new year?

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  6. Your quilting design is perfect for the blocks. And the sashing choice is fun. I like all the angles on this quilt. Rooting for you in finishing this one in 2017!!!

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  7. Great quilting design in the knot blocks! Keep at it - that year-end deadline might just give you the steam to get 'er done!

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