And here it is: The completed "Flying Economy" quilt that I designed in Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) using the custom set function.
This quilt was so much fun to design, sew and quilt. It has fabrics by Alison Glass, Moda Fabric's Grunge, Westminster's Kaffe Fassett's Shot Cotton and even a bit of batik! I wanted this to be a bright and colorful quilt and it was so helpful to see the colors in place as I designed the quilt in EQ8. The placement of the final quilt does vary a bit from the original design. I changed some fabric choices will sewing and moved a few things around once the blocks were on the design wall. I don't think I could have made this quilt without first seeing all the colors on my EQ 8 design.
Here they are side-by-side: Design on the left, completed quilt on the right,
The quilting is all straight line done using a walking foot on my trusty domestic Bernina 440. It takes time to do straight line quilting but it was what this quilt needed!
Here's another photo of the finished quilt showing the peachy pink and white stripe binding and my neighbor's beautiful oriental dogwood!
At the beginning of June I had a stack of completed quilt tops waiting to be quilted. It was starting to feel like the take-off runway at Boston's Logan Airport! So I set myself to the task of completing the four quilts before July arrived with its heat and humidity!
All four quilts are done! The quilt above was one of them. I'll be posting the other three in the coming weeks. I can't wait to show them to you!
Addendum June 22, 2018: Oops!! Cleaning up my workspace I found a quilt pattern way at the bottom of a pile. Sam Hunter's "Fourteen on Point" was clearly an inspiration for the design of my quilt. His quilt is different...he used 3 sizes of simple square-in-a-square economy blocks, while I have 2 sizes of double economy blocks (square-in-a-square-in-another square). The placement of my economy blocks is different than his pattern. My quilt has 2 flying geese borders while his quilt has one narrow border and one slightly wider border on all four sides and it is wide and narrow. While I had been thinking this was a completely original pattern, I can see a striking resemblance to the "Fourteen On Point" pattern. I had totally forgotten about having purchased Sam Hunter's pattern. Credit for inspiration for my quilt is definitely due Sam Hunter!