Last week on Friday I had the whole day off. I was bound and determined to get something in the quilt room finished. I have three projects that are all close to a finish and I told myself I needed to concentrate on one of them and get one done.
The closest was my Oregon or Bust Leftover quilt. It was a top but I was piecing together a backing and it was lying all over the longarm.
It was time to get this one done.
I had the day so I thought I could get the backing pieced together I could probably get the quilt completely finished that day. So I had a goal.
I got it loaded and went to work on longarming. I free-motion everything and don’t ever use a pantograph to follow.
I was only about two bobbins from finishing when it was time to stop so I could walk the dogs with Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations. We try to walk out dogs together a few times a week but with me working it’s harder to squeeze in time.
I still thought I could finish the quilt. I got home, wrote blog posts and then went back to the sewing room to try to finish. I got it off the longarm and trimmed.
Then it was time for binding. I used the same Grunge fabric that I had used for the quilt. Oh, I was loving this quilt too.
When I showed my original quilt many of you commented that you aren’t drawn to orange. Trust me, neither am I but I love this combo. Orange with blue is top ten in my book. I typically gravitate to red rather than orange. I need to change that. This is so pretty.
Several of you also commented that you don’t like sewing diagonal settings with your quilts. I don’t either. This quilt isn’t but the original was. If you like the look, you could easily made the quilt in a regular setting like this.
The backing is a duvet cover. I used it for a different quilt and these were the leftovers. I had to add some orange strips to make it big enough.
I’m so happy with this quilt. I think this one will stay in the living room as an extra when the kids are all here someone needs a quilt. It’s smaller…I don’t remember how small…maybe more of a lap-sized.
Of course, I can’t leave without a picture with the dogs…
I just love quilts made with shirts…they are instantly cozy. Initially, I was mad at myself for overestimating when I wanted to make the original quilt bigger because I ended up with all of these leftover blocks. Now, I am so glad I did. I love this little quilt.
By the way, if you missed the finish of the original quilt, you can find it HERE.