Friday, January 6, 2017

Lady of the Lake Lighthouse Quilt

 My first quilt finish of 2017! 

 A Lady of the Lake Lighthouse Quilt.  Why this image, you ask? 
Because it's my local quilt guild's logo.  Cool, huh?  We are right on Lake Michigan, with Wind Point Lighthouse being a bit of a destination.  
This is very much a just for me quilt.  The quilting isn't perfect, neither are my points.  I just really wanted to try making it.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the lighthouse, which was nice, but tracing would have worked, too.
 A quilting close up. I really wish I had done the center stipple denser (more dense?)  The fabrics are Kona White and the blue is from IKEA - almost a canvas weight, but not quite.  It doesn't have the give that regular quilting cottons have.  I actually would have preferred a darker blue - but I as I'm trying not to buy more fabric, I used what I had enough  of.
 Obviously a pieced back - happy to be sewing for fun and using stuff up.  As you can see - I hung it up right away.  Finished size is about 29" square.  Batting was some left over 80/20 franken-stitched and Aurifil thread for quilting.

In other news - I'm working on a little quilt along for a 2017 Temperature Quilt.  I have at least three others making one along with me, so I though I'd do something official!  Check back Monday for details.

 Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday Woot!


Anita said...

Cool! I love lighthouses. I live on the Prairies so they are quite a novelty to me. :)

Shauna said...

The quilt is wonderful!!! My sister has loved lighthouses for years, and would adore this one. I love the colors your chose!!!

Regina said...

I really like your lighthouse!

Regina said...

I really like your lighthouse!