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Fruit Salad Queen Quilt

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Designing Modern Quilts taught by Weeks Ringle

Gain fresh perspectives on color, prints, patterns and modern quilt construction with Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? 30 assorted cotton fabrics to make a colorful and simple summer Queen Size Quilt

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Hello Crayon. My first lessons with free motion quilting began with Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Website. On her blog she has hundreds of 1-2 minute videos clips (free tutorials) showing how to stitch different free motion quilting patterns. I made lots and lots of 8 to 10 inch sandwich squares and practiced many of her video clip FMQ tutorials. I was surprised how fast a person can learn free motion quilting, and become quite good at it, confident, and have such fun. By the way--the practice squares didn't go to waste--some I made into mug rugs, pot holders, and rectangle shaped stiffeners for purse bottoms!!!

04/29/2013 Flag

Beautiful and I love the colors and patterns. Needless to say the free motion is perfect with the fabrics and design. Great job, excellent inspiration.

06/26/2013 Flag

Love this quilt! Did you begin with jelly rolls, or did you use yardage to cut you strips? Love the quilting! You did a fabulous job with that. I've been watching Leah Day's videos too, and will be using "sandwiches" like you did to practice, once I get my sewing machine. Love what Sandy named this quilt, and it perfectly fits. What an awesome project! How lucky to have a friend like that...you are blessed.

08/17/2013 Flag

Hi nrhaller1074707. How are you? Thanks for your comment about the Fruit Salad Quilt. I didn't use any jelly rolls for strips. Sandy and I just pulled fabrics from my stash and began rotary cutting 2.5 inch strips. I use a ruler that is 2.5 inches wide--specifically for the purpose of cutting strips RAPIDLY. I highly recommend buying a 2.5 inch wide ruler--it is a timesaver!!! By the way--have fun with your new sewing machine. Best wishes to you.

08/18/2013 Flag

Love your purse and quilt. It was great talking with you. Have a safe trip.

10/12/2013 Flag