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Monochromatic Purple Zigzag Quilt

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

Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual, Traditional, Modern, Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? Cotton quilting and shirting fabrics, bamboo batting, variegated polyester thread

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I said it was both modern and traditional because the pieced quilt top is a traditional design, but the quilting is modern. I used FMQ for the center of the spiral, and then switched to my walking foot once I'd done a couple of turns. I like taking a traditional design and adding in a few rogue blocks to break up the pattern and keep it from becoming too rigidly perfect -- it keeps the quilt casual and accessible, I think.

11/24/2013 Flag

And thanks so much to Wendy Butler Berns for helping me work my courage up to tackle this project. It's a queen-sized quilt, and I had finished the top a year ago, but had never had the time to hand quilt. Thanks to her class, I machine quilted the whole thing (using this really simple quilting type I had heard about) in a weekend, and then bound using her machine sewn binding which looks very nice, and is perfect for a casual quilt like this.

11/24/2013 Flag

Where do I start. Love your fabric and pattern selection. The. Spiral quilting looks perfect. The borders are fabulous!

11/24/2013 Flag

Thanks so much -- the borders were suggested to me by a friend who is a very experienced quilter -- I think she was spot on!

11/24/2013 Flag

Wow! It's absolutely gorgeous!

11/24/2013 Flag

Wow... this is a dynamic piece!!! Love the circular quilting motif... that is a tough one to do!... Thanks for sharing!

01/30/2014 Flag