Free Motion Quilting a Sampler »
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Romantic, Classic, Traditional
What was your inspiration?
Leah Day's tutorial. Having spent a month catching up and doing all ten months' blocks in just over four weeks, I was glad to find a tutorial in how to quilt them!
What are you most proud of?
Getting the spiral to run fairly smoothly. I thought I'd probably end up with corners and angles, but it wasn't too difficult to keep the curve moving, especially as I'd bought a slider (though not the Supreme Slider which was recommended). The only drawback with the slider is the difficulty I have in burrowing underneath it to change the bobbin - and you use bobbins and bobbins of thread in these projects! I didn't start the spiral right in the middle as I didn't want to quilt over the fairy, but I think it turned out okay just the same. Incidentally, the colours in this photo are completely wrong and I've no idea why - the borders are purple, not blue, and my picture of Block 1 is much more lifelike.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take a deep breath and cruise smoothly around your block!