Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Happy" - A Cheater Panel quilt

This is number two of Olga the Innova's offspring, so to speak.  Once I finished Turkish Poppies, I loaded another of the simple practice quilts I had prepared for my first weeks with my new longarm.

This one was a bright and cheerful cheater panel called Rhapsody Bop by Adornit Fabrics.  I ordered it here from Fort Worth Fabric Studio. It cost me all of $7.

There was a method to my cheapness  madness though.  I knew a cheater panel would give me lots of different shapes and styles of 'blocks' to quilt. And a chance to practice ruler work while I stitched all the faux ditches. And that is pretty much how it went. Triangles, squares, skinny rectangles - this panel had it all.

Here's a shot of the back, a pretty Ana Davis blender that matched my Omni thread wonderfully.
Quilt facts: finished at 47" by 43". Single layer cotton Quilter's Dream batting. Omni and Bottom line thread by Superior Thread. No intended recipient so will probably go to charity.


  1. Thank you for sharing your 'from the beginning' experiences with your new machine. Such a thoughtful plan for the two of you to get to know each other, too. I'm really enjoying your process.

  2. Gorgeous quilting, as always and I love her name, LOL!!!

  3. How exciting that you now have a longarm. Welcome to Olga. It looks like the two of you are going to have a happy time together. Your quilting is already looking great and what a wonderful idea to use a cheater panel.

  4. You got a longarm?!? YAY!! :-) Somehow I missed that post! Wow! Congratulations ~ how fun!
    (you're off to a fabulous start - but there's no surprise there...)


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