Beyond Basic Machine Quilting »
InstructionsDo this project one step at a time, Ann breaks down the steps clearly. There is a lot of quilting on this piece so don't get overwhelmed. Take you time, practice before working on the actual quilt. I used a variety of coloured thread but wish I had kept it more monochromatic, but that is obviously a personal design choice. Don't give up - by completing the project you will gain tons of quilting ...
Read full instructions »
Type of item: Home Decor
cotton fabric, various threads (cotton, polyester, rayon, metallic)
What was your inspiration?
I tried to follow Ann Petersen's design very closely although the scale is off in parts. What I meant to do and what actually was produced by my needle were sometimes quite different! :)
What are you most proud of?
This was fairly heavy quilting for me. I am proud I finished the project and didn't let my mistakes stop me and actually completed the parts of the project I wanted to resist!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't get overwhelmed with the entire project...work slowly, one section/lesson at a time. Practice first. Just do it! You will learn so much, be 'forced' to practice and learn so many different free-motion quilting designs. Make sure you are comfortable with quilting basics first (threading your machine, piecing the project, binding, etc. since Ann does not go over the construction in much detail in this class. Keep at it and don't give up! Ann is very attentive and helpful if you have questions - and is super encouraging!