Thursday, October 31, 2019

One Monthly Goal - Savanna is finished!

It was a real race to the finish on this one because I left it to the last week, but I made it by the skin of my teeth!
Available for sale in my Etsy shop!
I couldn't resist throwing it out on the lawn for a finish picture - such a lovely fall day.  It's chilly here, but sunny.  Perfect night for the little ones to be out Trick or Treating!  I'm waiting here with my bucket of candy waiting for the fun to start while I write this blog post.
I had a good time quilting this, thought at 64 x 78 Savanna is by no means a petite quilt!  I'm thinking I spent close to 8 hours total on the quilting.  I used a variety of thread on this quilt, and emptied several spools of medium grays and blues for the bobbins.  I did the light parts with yellow thread, and used a blue poly thread for the dark pieces and inner border.  The outer border used up a nice part of a spool of green variegated thread also from my stash. The batik in this quilt is a mixture of various types that were on clearance several years ago when I made the top.  

Savanna is a pattern by Karla Alexander.  I made the quilt in a workshop I took from her a few years ago.  It was super fun, we used a special ruler for the curved cuts (Curves for Squares), which really made it very easy.  The hardest part was deciding how to lay out my quilt in the end!  I had a moment of panic about the binding, but it only took me a few minutes to find where I had saved the fabric.  Thank goodness, because I didn't have much time to spare!
Thanks to Elm Street Quilts for hosting One Monthly Goal and inspiring me to get this done!  I've already got a plan for what I want to finish next month, and I'm not going to wait till the last week of the month to start working on that one.  Can't wait to see what everyone else has finished this month! 


Patty said...

Your quilt looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Alison V. said...

This is so pretty! The quilting on it is gorgeous!

Cathy C said...

Lovely quilt. Congrats on making your goal. I’m envious of your green grass. My OMG photo has snow ��

Emily said...

Pretty! I made this pattern once and really struggled, but curves are admittedly my Achilles' heel. Yours is absolutely lovely!