Fandangle Scrappy Squares is a variation on my technique from my Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares workshop. This piece followed my Modern Batik Scrappy Squares (<-- which will be hanging at PIQF in Santa Clara, CA Oct. 11-14). I shared my quilt top as part of the Fandangle blog hop in July. Last month I rented time on a local longarm to quilt it up and I'm excited to share the finish with you today for TGIFF. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom to link up your projects and visit the other finishes this week!)
I rented time on a longarm at Always Quilting (San Mateo, CA) for the first time... eleven months after taking the certification class. I warmed up a smaller quilt and then loaded this one up for some more dense quilting.
I opted for two motifs, a flame design in the grey background and spirals in the feature squares.
There's something exciting about seeing the full view of the quilt during the quilting process. I did pause on occasion to drool over the beautiful texture.
Just like my FMQ on my domestic machine I strive not for perfection, but for relative similarity in the density of the quilting across a space.
This quilt took me about 2 hours (and 3.5 bobbins) to quilt. It is about 41" x 54". I considered a grey thread that would blend in the background and I'm really happy that I went with the turquoise. It provided such a great variety of blending and contrasting across the quilt top.
I opted for a bit of fussy cutting from my favorite print in the collection to make my bias binding, finished with some machine binding.
I'm so pleased with this finish. I just love the cool palette of Fandangle and really enjoyed working with it.
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I've linked up to the Q3 Finish Along finishes linkup. See my whole Q3 list here.