Abacus is a modern wallhanging which features easy machine applique and simple but effective modern machine quilting. You can make it in your choice of colors and fabrics. Sew more blocks for a larger quilt, or increase the circle size to make a comfy throw. Whatever you choose, I Invite you to make it yourself and make it your own.
- Designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson; designed in EQ7
- Finished Size: 32″ x 32; completed October, 2014
- Pieced and quilted on my Bernina 710
- Materials: Kona Solids, Silk Batting, Aurifil cotton thread 50wt 2610
- Specialty notions: Steam a seam light
- Quilting Design: Walking Foot Waves
- Time to complete: 15 1/4 hours – top (9 1/4 hours), quilting & binding (6 hours)
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Abacus Free Quilt Along Links:
- Abacus Introduction and Supply List
- Week 1 – Fusing & Cutting
- Week 2 – Machine Applique
- Week 3 – Sewing the Top
- Week 4 – Backing and Basting
- Week 5 – Machine Quilting
- Week 6 – Binding to Finish
For those of you who want to play around with the design in EQ7, I’ve included an Abacus EQ7 download. Click here to import it into your EQ7 files.
I also invite you to share your progress on Instagram with the hashtag #abacusqal, or on my flickr group: Christa’s Quilt Along.
Just for fun, here’s another coloring of Abacus, using some of the new 2014 Kona Cotton solid colors with a white background. I call this coloring, “Parfait.”