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54-40 or Fight mini quilt

Project Quilting?

Project Quilting is a series of challenges hosted by Persimon Dreams that requires a project to be made with your interpretation of the challenge rule. Read all about Project Quilting on Kim’s blog. This is the 14th year of this and I heard about it and decided to join in and challenge myself, especially with the quilting design side of things. I am also trying to do most if not all of the quilting on my domestic.

What was the rule?


How it works

You have one week (until noon the next Sunday) to meet the challenge.

  • Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  • Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
  • Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

54-40 or fight mini quilt (project quilting 14.3)

I have simply layered backing wadding and background, pinned in place then stitched a stabilizing rectangle before quilting in the design. This was quilted on my domestic machine rather than the longarm.

Did I stick to the rule?

54-40 or Fight: As I am using this event as a challenge to my domestic machine quilting, I did not want to piece a block, so I quilted it instead. I drew up the block using the blue water erasable markers we stock in our shop, then I stabilised the quilt sandwich using pins before quilting with red, orange and gold. An advantage of being a longarm quilter is that I have plenty of threads to choose from

The feather quilting is always so much easier on the longarm and I did find my feathers imrpoved as I went, though they are far from perfect.

I used the Janome walking foot to do the straight lines and made 3 lines. The bonus of this is that it defines the shape and also fills a bit of space which means my feathers could be slightly smaller, I thought this might help on this quilt.

Project Details:

  • cotton fabric and scrap of wadding
  • 9 x 9 inches
  • tone on tone cream blender fabric for top and backing
  • Scrap for the binding
  • Rasant thread red #1912, orange #1317 and gold #0822
  • Title – ’54-40 Mini quilt’

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  1. Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my mini. As a longarmer, I am using the challenges to improve my quilting on the domestic machine. So I was pleased with this one as it’s done on the domestic. My longarm feathers are a bit neater.

  2. Quilting is my thing really so this was the easiest way for me to work this challenge. Thank you.

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