Thursday, April 29, 2021


Facets is one of my favorite quilt-tops from last year, so I didn't expect to quilt it so soon, but when I looked through my queue to decide which quilt to quilt next, it jumped out at me, begging to be quilted. Well, I can't resist that when it happens!

The pattern is by Christa Watson, and I used nothing but scraps for this quilt. I remember the piecing process to be very fun but quite stressful as well due to its improv nature. But the quilting process would just be plain fun.

I used several different designs in the colored fabrics, alternating them by rows. They include swirls and a geometric design with a plume feather. In the solids section, I used a very simple geometric design. I decided to use a greenish thread that blended in well with the improv sections, but still stood out a little on the blue.

And finally in the white sashing strips, I did a simple back and forth design spaced about 1/8" apart. This is one of the first designs I learned on the longarm, and I rarely use it. When I started to quilt this, I remembered why. It is incredibly demanding physically!

Facets was fun and fast to quilt, and though I don't think I'll be making another one anytime soon (improv is so exhausting), this is definitely a special quilt to me that I'll be keeping.


  1. Love the quilt - and the improv!! The quilting makes it look three dimensional, Liz! Amazing! Glad you are keeping this one!

  2. I LOVE your quilt!!! And the quilting is PERFECT!!!

  3. The backing for the quilt is perfect, and I love the motif you selected for the solid diamonds! Back and forth lines spaces only 1/8" apart take some time for sure, but golly that texture is lovely.

  4. Wow, that texture!!! I love your matchsticking, Liz, and the little frame you put around it! Interesting to look at your improv. Somewhat mindboggling!

  5. This is definitely a quilt to make you smile! The diamonds are all different and just plain fun. They must have taken forever. And your quilting is perfect for this quilt. Enjoy it!

  6. What a stunning quilting! Exhausting is the word that came to my mind when I saw the white zigzag, but beautiful effect!

  7. Boy that is impressive quilting! I love the small back and forth and the dimensionality it adds to your beautiful quilt. The back is perfect, too. You amaze me!


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