Friday, November 4, 2016

Les Bâtons ~~ finished!

This is a quilt that I started last year and put in the quilt que. It got buried there and, of course, forgotten. However it customer tee shirt quilt was stalled for several days, so I dug around said que and rediscovered it.

I am thrilled that I did! This is much better than the not-quilted version. Plus, I discovered a new quilting motif...which I happen to like very much. More on that later. There's so much going on that I almost can't contain myself.

Not only did I finish Les Bâtons, I am on my way home as I write this post...from Houston.

Last night we finally decided to leave early this morning, spend the day at the quilt fest, then return home this evening--which translates into "as soon as my body gives out."

I took hundreds of pictures, so be sure to come back on Sunday for a full report. In the meantime, here are a few more pics of Les Bâtons because I really like this quilt.

            Quilt Stats
Name: Les Bâtons
Size: 45 X 60 (approx.)
Fabrics: Scrap fabrics from stash
Background: Kona khaki
Binding: Kona taupe
Pattern: Chinese coins
Quilting: Custom free motion

If you are a beginning quilter, you should give this pattern a try. You don't really need a pattern; just cut some small squares and sew them into a line, then add as much background fabric as you feel you need. That's how I put this one together. 

Don't you think that system would work for you as well? Would you prefer a "real" tutorial? I can add measurements and steps without much difficulty. 

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Tammy Stack said...

To be honest, I can see why you let this one languish in the cue....but Wow! What a resurrection after you quilted it! I'm putting this design into my mental list of things to make.

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine said...

This is so cheery with all the scraps, very nice finish!

Brandy Pettit said...

I like how you used it to practice different quilting motifs, I am excited to see tomorrows post for more information!


Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

It may be a simple pattern but it has a lot of impact, and it's a great way to use up scraps. Lovely finish.

Kaja said...

I like this one a lot too! And you went to Houston!!! I'll look forward to seeing your photos once you've got them organised.

Jasmine said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish. I love seeing your combination of FMQ motifs on it.