Squiggle Finish





This quilt was a lot of fun to do.  I did it as a quilt along with Christa Quilts and it is all done.   The schedule was relaxed enough and I took the same break as Christa did, due to getting some Island Batik work done. The pattern is from her book Piece and Quilt with Precuts I think I like for the following reasons:

  • it was not one of my ufo’s – so I had no emotional blocks
  • it was a well structured QAL
  • it used up a charm pack I won and, most importantly,
  • it will be a benefit quilt.

I won this group of fat quarters last fall during the Quilt Bloggers Festival.  They are from Moda and called Midnight Garden by 1Canoe2 and I thought they would be perfect for this quilt!  They were paired with a Moda Grunge and it made a great combination.

I used my Sizzix (affliate link – if you buy I get a little commision) for the first time to cut the squares and make the triangles.  It also saved the marking of the many squares.  And, with the leftovers, I cut some 2 1/2″ strips.  I loved using it and know it will come in handy.  I don’t forsee a huge collection of dies for me, but some of the common sizes or scrap busting sizes I will definitely use (5″ square, 2 1/2″ triangle,  2 1/2″ strips are the basic ones I have now).  

Another fun thing was quilting as Christa did.  I used the squiggles and enjoyed the process.   It definitely is a new go to quilting pattern for me, as is the quilt pattern.

Another part of the fun of this quilt was doing it with a few of my blogging friends.  It was another nice little incentive to getting this done and staying up with the schedule. The participants included:

Wenday @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life, Jan @CocoaQuilts and the instigator, Rose @ SomethingRoseMade. [Rose says Jan instigated – no matter – it was fun to do it with 2017 New Quilt Blogger friends!]

Its a great go-to pattern for 5″ squares  – I see more of these in my future.  My version measured 46″ x 59″.  I had a little less fabric than needed, but I made it work!  Thanks, ChristaQuilts for a fun quiltalong!


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22 Comments

  1. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 9, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    Kathleen, I love your version of Squiggles! That Grunge sets it off so nicely. I hope to make a Squiggles soon.

    • Kathleen
      March 10, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Nancy. It was a fun quilt and I do love the Grunge!

  2. somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com
    March 9, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Oooh I love your Squiggle quilt in this fabric and the gray is a nice accent. It's fun to see which fabrics the four of us used for this fun QAL. Lucky you for winning this FQ and how nice you're donating it. BTW, while I straighten my halo, I was not the instigator, it was the other problem sister, Jan who started the QAL. πŸ™‚

    • Kathleen
      March 10, 2018 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you, Rose. Are you sure you weren’t the instigator? I should edit the entry to reflect the truth. I am happy about the donation and look to do a few more this year!

  3. Sherry @PoweredbyQuilting
    March 10, 2018 / 12:34 am

    YAY!! Squiggles is finished!!! I've been following your progress on social media! It looks great! <3

    • Kathleen
      March 10, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks, Sherry. It was a fun little quilt. Good one for those fat quarter or charm pack collections!

  4. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    March 10, 2018 / 4:50 am

    It looks great! And how fun to get to sew along with friends. πŸ™‚

    • Kathleen
      March 10, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      It was to fun to sew along with my 2017 New Quilt Blogger friends and fun to finish, too.

  5. Gemini Jen NZ
    March 10, 2018 / 6:05 am

    Very cool! This is a pattern on my to-do list; well done!

    • Kathleen
      March 10, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Great pattern and super for the fat quarter or charm packs we just love to collect!

  6. Louise
    March 11, 2018 / 1:32 am

    It turned out so nice, Kathleen! The pattern is fun and the fabrics are really lovely. What a generous donation quilt!

    • Kathleen
      March 12, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks, Louise. It was really fun and a very quick quilt to make.

  7. Sandra Walker
    March 11, 2018 / 1:32 am

    Quilting with friends is the absolute BEST!! I really like the squiggle quilts I've seen online…and the squiggle quilting…isn't that Lorna's wavy organic lines but vertical? Curious. How nice that you won the fabric and are giving back with that fabric. πŸ™‚

    • Kathleen
      March 12, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      It was Christa Quilt's wavy lines from her book that the quilt was in. Lorna's are very similar, so who knows who started it. I am pleased about giving back, too.

  8. Nicole
    March 11, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    So cheerful and lovely! Well done finishing it so quickly.

    • Kathleen
      March 12, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you, Nicole. It was a good quick quilt!

  9. piecefulwendy
    March 12, 2018 / 3:33 am

    I like your Squiggles quilt, Kathleen, and you paced yourself so well. This quilt will make someone very happy. Nice finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 12, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Wendy, it was a fun quilt with a great schedule. So much fun to see the versions we all did. I am pleased with the finish too!

  10. ChristaQuilts
    March 12, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Congrats on a great finish!

    • Kathleen
      March 12, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you, Christa. This was one great QAL!

  11. Kathleen
    March 14, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Thanks, Abbie. It is fun to win these, but then it adds another project to the list. I enjoyed this one – a pretty quick finish if I may say so.

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