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Free Motion Sampler Quilt

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Sampler Quilt

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

Your unfinished quilt tops are calling you. Become the confident quilter you long to be with Leah Day and Free Motion Quilting a Sampler!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Scrap fabrics for pieced blocks, 100% cotton for sashing and backing. Cotton batting.

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What are you most proud of? Being able to connect the finished quilted blocks with connecting binding and extra sashing.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go slow, take your time and practice each free motion technique on a practice sandwich until you feel confident enough to quilt your quilt!

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Beautiful! I'm interested to see a finished quilt that was made by the quilt-as-you-go method, as that's what I'm doing too. I think the wide sashing on your quilt really adds something to it - well done! It's lovely!

01/29/2013 Flag

wow this is great - what a super job you have done. I love it.

01/29/2013 Flag

Beautiful, love the way you put the sashing widder. Did you quilt it exactly how Leah Day did it? It seems to be so closely quilted, that I am at lost. So you did it block by block and was it hard to add the sashing and blocks together at the end. I have not finished watching her demo. I am going slow because it is so much to do, I have never quilted so close together before. You did a great great job, congrats!

01/29/2013 Flag

Thanks, Sylvie!

01/29/2013 Flag

No, I didn't quilt every block exactly the way Leah did it, because some of her free motion designs were spaced too close. I wanted my quilt to have a soft feel, so I didn't use the pebbling, escargot, desert sand or snake paisley. I tried to keep most spacing 1/2" apart on all quilting. My favorite fun pattern was the wandering clover. Yes, I quilted block by block. No, it wasn't hard to add the connecting binding as Leah showed in the last lesson. I just went very slow. The added strip of sashing between the rows was tricky though, because I had to do some careful measuring and cutting. The bulk of the quilt was a challenge to handle, but again, I took it very slow, and made myself be patient. I spent more time constructing this quilt than any other, because of the intricate free motion designs. It is now on my Mother's bed and she loves it! Thanks again for your comments.

01/29/2013 Flag

It is so beautiful. And your quilting is lovely and a great job. Thanks for sharing

01/30/2013 Flag

Nice layout!

11/29/2014 Flag