It's the end of August and my goal was to finish the guild's Bargello raffle quilt before September when I start back quilting for clients. I am happy to say it is done and hoping this will be a great fundraiser for the guild. This pattern is called Surf Song from Eileen Wright's book Twist and Turn Bargello. The guild members gave me the okay to spend extra on custom which was great but after a lot of thought I decided on an edge to edge design. I really feel that custom quilting on this quilt would not sell more tickets so didn't feel it was necessary to spend the extra money. (That's the down side of being the guild president and the guild's longarmer...I debated this decision in my head for a long time!) I know how hard it is to sell tickets so keeping the costs within reason was my main goal as this is our main fundraiser. If I though that custom quilting would have sold more tickets then I would have definitely gone that route.
I used a medium blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.
The backing is a beautiful blue Shadow Play fabric.
The pantograph is called Curlz. I like how the swirls create a softness to the piecing and give it a water effect.