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I did it! The third placemat is pieced, handquilted and bound πŸ™‚ You can still see the chalk lines - it hasnt had a wash yet...

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Without the FAL, I would surely not have finished it, but now I can proudly present my three placemats together:

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I quilted all three in a different design: the green one has some swirls, the red one has labyrinth-like lines all over and the turquoise one is very minimalist, with only straight lines. To be honest, the turquoise one actually is my favorite.

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I quilted the straight lines parallel to the diagonal sides of the hexagon. You can see how the straight lines cross above the hexagon.

Another three will be coming up:

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I'll definitely handquilt them - to build my skills but also because I love that I can take it with me and quilt wherever I am.

So this is my second finish for the Q3 FAL 2016, here you can see my original list.

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I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts and hope you've had a wonderful week so far πŸ™‚

Vanni

Today I can share my second hand quilted project: the second hexie table set from my set of six to be. I took the chance of some of the rare sunlight moments in our vacation this year to snap a picture of the quilting outside.

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I am happy with how it turned out in the end. I chose to do much more quilting than in the first piece - with many parallelish lines. In the beginning, it looked so crooked I almost started over but with every line that I quilted, the overall picture came together.

Now that I'm back home, I also finished the binding on the second table set. Here's the two finished ones together:

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I think you can see the difference in quilting - now it's time for a wash to remove the chalk markings πŸ˜‰

I will have to order some more of the background fabric before I can start on the next one though.... I'll be quilting each set differently, to get to know some different techniques... Is there any quilt pattern you would suggest?

See you around,
Vanni

Linking up with Let's Bee Social