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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  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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