Here it is, my finished How Far Will You Go quilt. Huge thanks to Jess at The Elven Garden and Jess at Scrappy n Happy for creating such beautiful blocks and running such a great QAL.
I'm calling this quilt Too Far, despite the fact I actually didn't complete all the blocks in the QAL I chose the name because I'm giving it to a wonderful friend who lives too far away from me. Hopefully it will be a reminder of how much I love her and it is a small token of how much I value her friendship.
The quilt measures about 52" x 62". A nice size for snuggling on the sofa. I used my hera marker to mark out the straight lines and am pleased to say that despite taking a long time to quilt it those marks stayed put!
I love how the stitches blend nicely with the backing. So much so it was tricky to get a picture.
I used Aurifil cotton wt 12, 3840 to hand quilt it. The pretty variegated purple is gorgeous. It was from a sample pack and look how much I have left! I was so glad I got all those lines done and it just shows how far that little reel can go.
This is another tick off my FAL list so for Quarter 3 I actually had 5 finishes out of 6 and the one I didn't complete was my feathers quilt but I did finish the top so I'm still feeling good! Roll on Quarter 4, I need to get thinking what to put on my list!
I'm going to start working on my Le Challenge project tonight - I really can't wait to share it with you, the theme this month is THRILLER and I'm super excited to see everyone's interpretations. If you don't know what I'm talking about go and visit Le Challenge and link up with us on October 15th for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.