Yes I do …
I *heart* quilting …
How ’bout you?
My latest adventures in free motion quilting …
I made this table runner for my wonderful sister-in-law. As soon as I found this stack of fat quarters buried in my stash I knew they were perfect for her and I’ve had this pattern for close to a year so I figured I should make something with it. It was super fast to put together and the quilting went well … this is my fourth free motion project and I’m sure you can still tell I’m a beginner, but I do get a little more confident each time.
My next quilting project was another one that had been “eating” at me … I have been wanting to try it out since the day I saw it posted on the wonderfully inspirational, Moda Bake Shop. It’s a Baby Pinwheel Quilt made from a charm pack (a pack of pre-cut 5×5 squares all coordinating from a fabric line), white cotton (I used Kona cotton), binding fabric and backing fabric. I had a special little baby shower coming up and once I saw this charm pack, I knew it would be the perfect gift.
The pinwheel blocks went together quickly, it’s the “prairie points” around the the center that take a bit more work. However that said, I think this quilt took me about 3 days to complete working on it for 2-3 hours each day. The first day was while E was at school. I cut all the triangles, ironed all the prairie points and made the 12 blocks. The next day I attached the sashing, prairie points and pinned my top, batting and back. Lastly I quilted and then attached my binding. This was the biggest free motion project I’ve completed and while it was a bit more challenging, I still loved it.
(Don’t look too close … lots of signs of a beginner, but washed and “scrunched” up you can’t tell quite so much :)).
I hope to do several more versions of this quilt … I do love it and I think the prairie points would be great fun for a wee one!