March OMG – Regatta Quilt Finished

I am thrilled to share that we have met our March OMG (one-monthly-goal).  This is the third month this year that we have met the goal.  Thank you to Beth at Elm Street Quilts for hosting this monthly link up!  January 1st we shared a no-fuss, no-stress, quilt at your own pace sew along for the Regatta Quilt.  You can find details and a link to the pattern in that post link.  We had quite a few participants, and we have shared a few updates since then:  Regatta Quilt Sew Along – Update #1Regatta Quilt Sew Along Update #2 and  Update #3 Regatta Quilt Sew Along and most recently Update #4 – Regatta Quilt Sew Along.  I would call it successful sew along!  We will have one last update this summer to wrap up as many as possible, and to start another low-key sew along.

Regatta Building – the Early Steps

First, we selected our fabrics and Sue cut them into strips.  Next, we had to organize them into color order.  Thankfully Sue labeled them because I almost sewed them in the wrong order a few times!

We were stuck on the first six rows for a few weeks.  That step required laying the strips out, measuring the two inch offset for each row, and pinning (for me) so they didn’t move or shift around.  Once we (me) got the hang of things, it went together more quickly.

Regatta Smooth Sailing

More rows were sewn together and the quilt flimsy was coming together.  Once it was all together it was time to find a backing and think about how to quilt.  By now, other participants were sharing their finished pieces which gave me inspiration.  Here’s the final strip being sewn on and the start of the quilting.

Regatta Quilt Safely Docked

One final pass on all of the 17 white strip rows with a different wavy stitch.  This was what I had pictured in my head for the entire quilt all along.  Oh well.  It’ll be our little secret.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Honestly, the edge-to-edge wavy stitch was how Daniela quilted her original Regatta quilt.  Waves almost go hand-in-hand with a Regatta, don’t you think?  Here are the two different waves:

Regatta 18

Before I share the final product, you need to see a shot of the backing called Oil Slick.  We selected it because of the blues and certainly not the name!  We used the same fabric for binding.  I had to include a closeup of the waves after the quilt was washed and dried.

Last but not least, here is my favorite quilt holder doing her thing so I could take a photo.  Thank you Daniela for sharing your wonderful vision with all of us!  We will make another one sometime soon.


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16 Responses

  1. Oh WOW! This is a quilt on my ‘wannamakeit’ list and I love how yours turned out! ‘Oil Slick’ reminds me of Paula Nadelstern’s new line, Marbella!

  2. I love what you did with this pattern. I’ve seen it popping up on Instagram and it is very tempting.

  3. Roseanne, Woohoo! You have created an awesome quilt! I love everything about it…the fabrics, quilting, backing and binding. So special! 😊

  4. Kathryn says:

    Beautiful and so nice to put a tick beside another finish. Ah quilt holder uppers – they are the best!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kathryn!
      Love getting those finishes because that means I can start a new project! I didn’t even get many hurry-ups this time from my quilt holder upper. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Jen says:

    Looks great! Congrats on the finish!

  6. Preeti says:

    Beautiful colors + simple quilting = lovely little quilt. I know that oil slick sounds horrible but I have seen this fabric in other shades – red, orange, green and purple and it looks so rich and fabulous.

  7. Jayne says:

    It was a success! There were so many gorgeous versions! And yours is one of them! Beautiful colors! Calming and gorgeous!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Jayne,
      I am so happy with all of them, and several friends are going to be quilting them up really soon. I think most will be complete for a summer update. Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. chrisknits says:

    Yay on your finish. I love the calming colors, so serene.

  9. Congratulations on the finish! It’s a pretty quilt.

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    It turned out just perfect! I see you used Oil Slick for the binding too, congrats on your finish.

  11. Shannon Fleming says:

    Yay, it’s done! And it looks beautiful!

  12. cozyquiltslb says:

    Great quilt. I am really attracted to geometric quilts, they seem to talk to me….make me, make me.

  13. Patty says:

    Wonderful quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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