Quilting done on Garden Charm Quilt

This week has been a week of stitching in the ditch on my Craftsy 2016 Garden Charm Quilt, designed and taught by Lynette Jensen. I didn’t make the full quilt as it would have been too big for what I want it for. The added bonus of that is that I have a little fabric to add to my stash for future quilts. However the full quilt is beautfiful and that can be seen in some of the quilts made with the Garden Charm Pattern
Today Friday I finished the last stitches, and took the last pin out.  Always a very satisfying moment.   I tidied up the edges – with cuddle fleece always a very messy time. Now it is all folded and next week I’ll do the binding and I will have completed my July monthly goal.
Finished quilting
Garden Charm quilt
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Solstice Quilt Top Finish

I finally finished this week my Solstice Challenge QAL top, from Pat Sloan’s blog. Well I started it after the QAL was finishing, but on a whim thought I’d do it. The photo hasn’t really picked out the colours well but they are fun ones that I love so I will be keeping this one, once I quilt it.  It was a large 86″ square quilt and as I didn’t want one that big I made it 75% of that, so some maths involved but it all worked out and went together! Its about 64″ square which is still sizeable.
Before it was finished.
182 Solstice Challenge blocks
182 Day Solstice Challenge Quilt
The fact it is an asymmetrical pattern was a little challenging for me as I like things symmetrical but it’s good to do something that pushes my buttons!
This closeup shows the  colours a little more. I’ll be putting it aside now as I have a couple of other tops that I want to work on sandwiching and quilting.  And I am joining in with the next Pat Sloan QAL – Grandma’s Kitchen. This time starting more or less from the start, although I have to catch up on the first two blocks.
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