Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sewvivor-Calling All Stitchers-Linh Schilling

There's nothing like a deadline to give you that extra kick  boost to finish something.  I started quilting this a little before and decided I didn't love it and the reason being was I was trying to fmq the whole quilt but the straight lines were just not turning out so well and I knew what I needed to do but didn't really want to.  Then I saw this contest on Instagram and decided that this would be my best quilt ever.  Nothing like finishing the night of the deadline and then realizing the date was extended (fist pump) and being able to take some pretty awesome pictures.

The pattern is Bikini by Sharon over at Color Girl Quilts and the quilting was inspired by Jenny Pedigo over at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I fell in love with Sharon's version of this quilt at first sight.  It was a modern version of the double wedding ring for me and all the texture from the quilting is to die for. 

I ended up having to use my walking foot for all the straight lines and outlining of the arcs which meant a whole bunch of twisting and turning of the quilt and I got an arm workout from it.  The center and the circles in the arc are fmq.

The quilt is 64"x 64". All the solids were Kona including the binding. The backing I picked out not only matched the colors real well but mimicked it the pattern too.

I loved every step of making this quilt and this is my best quilt ever.  I'm glad that its all done and I'm glad that I decided to keep this one for us.



 I even made us a matching pillow.

Thanks for checking out my audition for this years Sewvivor hosted by Family Ever After


  1. Congratulations on being inspired to finish. The quilting looks great, and the matching pillow is also awesome. Good luck!

  2. You did an amazing job - the quilt is fantastic! Good luck on your entry.

  3. This is really beautiful. The quilting is awesome. Good luck!

  4. Love this color combination! Excellent work. Best, Kate

  5. Your quilt is so attractive; the colours are wonderful and the range of value sets of the design. And your quilting, amazing! Good luck with the audition!

  6. Nice! I like how you found a backing to echo the pattern on the front.