Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More »
Type of item: Functional
What was your inspiration?
After watching the Missouri Star Quilting jellyroll quilt youtube tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Ixvjje310, I wanted to try to make this quilt for our new grandniece. I found this jellyroll at a local quilt shop and loved the subtle colors and patterns. It was feminine, but classy. Perfect for a baby girl.
What are you most proud of?
This is my 2nd quilt project. I made many mistakes, such as ending up with a wavy border. Painstakingly, I removed the stitches and remade the borders to lay flat. Then I tried FMQ on the borders. Again, lots of mistakes. The stitches are uneven, some stitches were too long because I pulled the quilt too fast, and some stitches were too small because the quilt bunched up. But when I look at the quilt from a distance, my quilting doesn't look too bad. And I'm sure the baby and her mom will like it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to try something new.