Free Motion Quilting a Sampler »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Romantic, Traditional, Classic
Cotton fabric, polyester thread and wadding.
What was your inspiration?
Leah Day's class and my determination to learn to free motion quilt without completely ruining my Block of the Month efforts!.
What are you most proud of?
Making the block look a little "different". I did an extra slash and added a Suffolk Puff (Yo-Yo) to make it a bit more interesting. Unfortunately, the thread broke while I was still quilting the last area (the middle) so I had to unpick a bit. I may go back and try and finish it off, although I think I'd quilted myself into an area I won't be able to get out of!!! As the lines have been done in a patterned material I didn't do Leah's string of pearls as I thought that would detract from the fabric. I may sneak a string of pearls in somewhere later on another block.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Practise, practise, practise ...