Reagan is surveying my quilting on this Strip and Flip quilt that I am calling "Rainbow Road". I made two of these tops with the intention of donating one to the quilt auction coming up on September 24th, 2016 in Blue Jay, CA, that benefits the Ability First camp in Crestline.
I was inspired to make this quilt a while ago when I saw my roommate, the lovely Heidi from Buttons and Butterflies, binding one in our hotel room at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, TX. It took me that long to get it going!
I am also proud to say that this is the 2nd quilt that I have quilted on my longarm. I was having a lot of trouble on my practice pieces doing my favorite spirals. When I was first learning to FMQ on my domestic machine, I found that if I just did a whole quilt with one quilting design, by the end I was much better at it! So, I implemented this same strategy on the longarm. I am happy to report that it worked! My first few spirals were oval or squarish, but by the end, they were round and nesting nicely. Hooray!
The other Rainbow Road top is destined to be for my oldest daughter. She had been waiting patiently for me to make a quilt for her. She is only 10, so she has only been waiting a decade.
Oh, and here is the back, in case anyone is curious.
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