It’s done! :) As you may have noticed from some of my recap posts or Instagram if you follow me there. (woollypetals on instagram)
I couldn’t be happier aside from how long it took me to finish it. I purchased the pattern from Denyse Schmidt’s site last may in anticipation of it being my first project I would use my new Machine for.
I used Kona in Aqua I believe for the base and pulled lots of random prints from my stash for the rings. The fabrics where purchased in many a online store and some local stores as well. If you see any prints you would like to know the info on I can try and figure that out for you. :)
The rings are all the same configuration of fabrics, I just rotated the rings as I sewed them together so it wouldn’t look exact. Overall I am please with how simple this project was. It’s the first project I had official sewn curves on and wasn’t as scary as I was initially thinking. The most tedious part was cutting out all the tiny pieces. I think that if I was to make this again I would try making templates to cut from.
I tried to quilt it like the pattern called for and Denyse Schimdt’s version is with rings offset from the rings on the quilt. But I couldn’t get the quilted rings to be as nice as I wanted and I didn’t care to turn the quilt continuously to get the nicely spaced rings. Sooo I went with varying spaced straight line quilting. I LOVE straight line quilting on other quilt but have never tried it in a more dense look like this. It take Forever, but is worth it. I really love the look, and the crinkle.
The backing was a vintage sheet I found some time ago, it’s a simple white with coral polkdots and is the perfect compliment to the front. I bound it in this white and gray houndstooth that I have yards of in my stash from Joann’s. It’s a perfect neutral fabric.
So yep… I am super happy I made it and finished it. And I would love to make another. I have seem some that the background is low volume prints and I think that would be rad.
As I mentioned earlier this was the first project I started on my new Janome Machine. I received the Janome Horizon 7700QCP for my birthday and well it was supposed to be part Christmas Gift too but my hubby out did himself. Now lets just say this did not come as just an easy gift. While I would have gone out and bought it in a heartbeat. ;) My husband doesn’t have that same viewpoint, so a deal was struck with my husband so I could get it.
This sewing machine has been a dream to sew on. I love the extra arm space for bigger projects. The automatic sewing is really nice if you need it. I love all the different feet that it comes with and use the 1/4″ foot, the walking foot, and the free motion quilting foot the most aside from the normal foot. It has so much going for it that I haven’t even tapped into. But I know that I sew faster and more acurately with it and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
If this machine is a possibility for you I say GO BUY IT NOW! I have had my last Janome, just a simple model a step or two up from the most basic. And it has been a lovely machine for the past 8 years, but I do different sewing now than I used to and I doa lot more sewing now too, almost everyday my machine gets used. I also have a Janome serger that I love. I have had both my old machines serviced periodically for simple things and tune ups but they have been great machine overall. I do believe though that most sewers find that machine that works for them and they stick with that brand.
So hows that for an impromptu non paid review?
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