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Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More taught by Wendy Butler Berns

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Retro Vintage
Andrea Kelter on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Various artisan quilt fabrics from Sew Sisters, I was looking more for a particular colour palette than for specific design elements within the fabric. This quilt is for my daughter, and she loves the family of blues, and wanted a quilt to reflect various shades of blue. To give the quilt a bit of a modern edge, I straight line quilted it in 5/8" increments, and was pleasantly surprised at how it made the blocks come to life. I used invisible thread on the front, and Aurafil White on the back. To honour quilting traditions, there is a humility block in this quilt!

Andrea Kelter on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? This is a big quilt, my first attempt at a large quilt - and it was done on a regular sewing machine. The techniques Wendy taught in the walking foot section of her Free Motion & More course were very, very helpful to me.

Andrea Kelter on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut carefully, use a small stitch piecing your blocks, and trim well to size before setting up your rows.

Andrea Kelter on craftsy.com

What a wonderful piece you have created... I love the use of lots of fabrics and your value placement is wonderful... congrats!

11/17/2013 Flag

Thank you so much for your kind comments...they are greatly appreciated.

11/22/2013 Flag

Love it! The colors are so peaceful and I do get the "beachy" feel. Great job!

11/20/2013 Flag

Thank you so much...

11/22/2013 Flag

Love that beach photo...a very restful quilt...you can be very proud and I'm sure your daughter loves it ( if she doesn't , you can ship it to me...heehee).

11/23/2013 Flag

Thanks for your nice comment - Alex does love her new quilt....it is now at home on her bed! We had a blast on the beach that day - the wind was blowing hard, and the quilt was trying its best to be a kite!

11/29/2013 Flag

Nothing lazy about this massive beauty!! Beautiful!!! Great job!

01/20/2014 Flag

Thanks very much for your kind comment! I'm thinking about making another one - this time in homespun fabrics...(for that cabin-in-the-woods look).

01/24/2014 Flag