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Lilacs Forever

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Sweet Menagerie Nine Patch

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What materials did you use? Lilac Hill fabric collection.

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What are you most proud of? Free-motion daisies were sewn in the nine-patch blocks. Each block is different, yet they all flow well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The patched border requires a lot of squares, so plan accordingly when setting aside light and dark fabrics.

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Again, you did a beautiful with the quilting and the fabric choices. This is just gorgeous.

03/04/2012 Flag

My favorite print from that collection is the one with the little birds - so cute. Your quilting is awesome. I'm scared to tackle something larger than a table topper because it would break my heart to mess it up. Do you have any hints for free-motion newbies?

03/05/2012 Flag

Hi Bonnie, I love the bird print as well, it was my favorite. In regard to hints for free motion sewing, here is what I have learned: practice, practice, practice. Also, watch YouTube videos showing people doing free motion stitches. Watch any and all videos you can find. This was how I finally learned how to do it. Something clicked after watching a bunch of vids and I was able to sit down and "scribble" with my thread. One last thing that I recently learned was to sketch out my free motion stitches on graph paper. I then tape the graphed sketch to the base of the lamp on my sewing table so that I can glance up at it as I sew. It has made a huge difference in my stitches. And finally, just have fun. The more you doodle, the better you get. I'm still learning and have a long way to go, but I'm enjoying the process along the way.

03/05/2012 Flag