InstructionsThe instructions for assembly of the quilt are available online as mentioned above. Visit www.pbtex.com for information.
Type of item: Functional
Most, but not all, of the fabrics are from "What a World" fabric collection by Jill McDonald for P&B Textiles. This quilt is a small version of a larger pattern available from P&B Textiles.
What was your inspiration?
I saw the map panel in a local quilt shop and thought it would be a great springboard for children to learn more about our world. I'm making three different versions of the quilt as gifts for my great-nephew, my niece who teaches third graders, and a friend who also teaches third graders.
What are you most proud of?
I'm proud that I finished this quilt and sent it to Logan in time for his birthday. I tried a lot of things I hadn't tried before. Some worked well, some could have been better. It was a learning process for me, too.
I experimented with several ways of machine quilting the panel. The little blocks which appear "wavy" were done before I tried the walking foot. Next time, I'll do that part differently.
An explanation - no special reason for stitching any lines other than those surrounding the large land masses except that I tried to avoid stitching over the flags on the sides and bottom of the panel.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
You can't learn how to machine quilt until you are willing to put the quilt sandwich under the sewing maching needle and stitch.