Regatta QAL Finish

Finished my first quilt for 2018 and met my January 2018 One Monthly Goal.  Great start to the new year.  I started the Home Sewn By Us – Regatta Quilt Along and set it as my one monthly goal January goal here.

I finished the top earlier this week and am kind of happy with the finish.  I had lots of questioning of my choices for the quilting.



In this picture you can see I chose the wavy line quilting using my walking foot, no surprise here.  I used a blue variegated thread.  I love the thread, just wasn’t sure it was the best choice for the quilt.  Once I had half of the initial lines done, on the seams, I stepped back and said no this isn’t going to work.  I was second guessing myself, thinking that white thread would have been a better choice.  Also thinking that straight line would have been a better choice.  The big question is do I rip it all out and start over.  The answer was keep going, it will be ok.  The thread choice I made reminded me of water and the quilting reminded me of waves.  I was thinking beach.

I used a wide back flannel in a light blue with some white areas, made me think of clouds. The thread and quilting look good on the back.  I had one strip left from the front of the quilt, so I added it to some leftover white on white strips I had and used for the binding.

I do like this quilt, but not sure it goes on my top 10 favorites.


Linking up with

Sew Fresh Quilt – Let’s Bee Social

Inquiring Quilter – Wednesday Wait Loss

Quilt Fabrication – Midweek Makers

Elm Street Quilts – OMG



  1. January 31, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Hi Jan,
    I’m so glad to see your Regatta quilt finished! I think the quilting is just perfect for the beach and waves, and your fabric choices do tell that story. I love the flannel on the back; I’ll bet it feels all snuggly and quilty and warm. I’m sorry it’s not one of your top 10 favorites – that is a lofty goal for a rather simple pattern perhaps. I can’t wait to share it on the next update and send everyone back to your post! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Kathleen McCormick
    January 31, 2018 / 9:51 am

    Love the way this turned out and I think the quilting is perfect. Makes me want to get near a warm ocean! Love the little bits of whit in the binding. Such a nice quilt – not all start out or remain our favorites, but when I look at my collection, I am happy about each quilt for what it is….kind of like what my mother said about children….each one has its own personality – very different from each other.

  3. Lisa
    January 31, 2018 / 10:02 am

    It’s an awesome quilt. I love how it turned out and I am very impressed with the quilting ending up just where it should. Nicely done.

  4. January 31, 2018 / 11:24 am

    An awesome finish, I like the colored thread on it, and the wavy quilting fits it perfectly!

  5. January 31, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Great finish. I like that wavy quilting. Isn’t it great to finish up a quilt?

  6. January 31, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    So beautiful. Gorgeous blues and greens. The quilting is just perfect. Who gets this one? I am sure they will love it.

  7. Patty
    January 31, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Love the quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  8. January 31, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Very pretty, and soothing! Love the quilting choice too

  9. January 31, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I love this! The wavy quilting is perfection. The blue thread adds to the illusion of water. Awesome finish! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  10. January 31, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    I’m glad you kept going with the wavy lines and variegated thread. It looks wonderful–and cozy. It also makes a lot of sense for the way you described the design.

  11. January 31, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Beautiful finish! I like that wavy line quilting, too. I often wish my sewing machine had that stitch!

  12. February 1, 2018 / 10:56 am

    It really looks wonderful. Regatta is on my “to do” list.

  13. February 2, 2018 / 4:00 am

    Congrats on the finish – both the quilt and the OMG! Isn’t it nice to have one done? I like the quilt and the wavy quilting fits with the theme.

  14. February 3, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Very pretty. I can’t wait to start.

  15. February 4, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Sticking with the thread and quilting seems like a good choice to me. I think that the quilting does give it a feeling of waves. It looks like it will be a snuggly quilt to cuddle under!

  16. Shannon Fleming
    February 13, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I like your quilting! It’s going to have great texture. Your colors are beautiful. I like that you went into gray from the blue greens.

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