Monday, September 19, 2016

Facet + Plus QAL Finish

I did it!  I stuck to my goal of making just a little time for sewing (nearly) every day this month, and I finished my quilt top for the Facet +Plus Quilt-Along !  It was down to the wire, really.  I had to sneak some sewing minutes and put off some chores last night in order to have a finish to link up to Amanda's wrap up post today over at This Mom Quilts.

And, I had to get up a little early this morning in order to get a picture to share with you before getting ready for work.  But, I did it!

And here it is!

I am pretty happy  with this lap quilt, overall.  There is one fabric that I wish I could change. The white print is too close to the pale grey background. Not enough contrast in those blocks means that the overall pattern gets lost.  But, that also adds some interest, I guess.  Plus, there's just so much pretty in those prints,  that I smile every time I look at them.

This  was my first experience with a Quilt Along, and it was a great one to start with!  Amanda's directions were clear and easy to follow.  She provided pictures, diagrams and cutting charts.  There was even a coloring page which helped me with planning, but which I also kept close at hand while I pieced the top together.  I'm happy to say, all of my rows went together smoothly and correctly, thanks to that chart!

I have no immediate plans to baste or quilt this top.  I think that I want it to be not only my first Quilt Along Quilt, but also my first FMQ quilt.  However, I have a lot of practicing to do before I will be ready for that.

So, this pretty little lady will have to wait patiently for a while.

Pop over to This Mom Quilts to see Amanda's  almost-finish of her beautiful design.  She will have links to other finishers' posts, too.

Thanks, Amanda, for creating this fun QAL, and letting me join in!


  1. Tami, this turned out very beautiful. I like the strong contrast the red provides. And it still manages to play nice with the other colours =) Congratulations to the finish.

  2. Simply wonderful Tami! I love everything about your quilt! And congrats on finishing the top and planning to fmq. You are much braver than I! I enjoyed quilting along with you!

  3. I really love the variety you have in your version and the way the color blocks move at an angle. Congratulations on the flimsy finish!

  4. Congrats on a great finish Tami. It is hard to make that time for sewing once work and school routines are back in play. I hope you can keep it up - as much as is reasonable. It is good for the soul. :-)

  5. Well done on getting this finished on time! You've done a great job with your colour choices and placement. Very effective!

  6. Good job finding the time to complete the top. Your fabric selections do add a lot of interest and variety. Good luck with your fmq goal. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect!

  7. Congrats on your finish and your first time participating in a quilt along! They can be pretty addicting. I love that pop of color the red gives the quilt and your goal to free motion quilt it :)

  8. Yay! This is gorgeous, Tami! I really love the colors you chose. That orangey-red really pops! Congrats on the beautiful finish!

  9. I'm so glad you had a great experience with your first quilt-along, Tami. It can be tricky to keep up with the steps if "life" throws you some curves like work, kids, husbands, cooking, laundry....right? Your quilt top looks wonderful and will be even more so when you FMQ it!