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Owl Baby Quilt

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Machine Quilting Negative Space taught by Angela Walters

Turn your quilt's negative space into positively fabulous designs! Angela shows how to complement pieced sections with motifs and texture.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Scrappy fabrics, Hobbs Heirloom Wool Batting, Superior Mono Poly clear thread for the stitch in the ditch, a variety of fine threads for free motion quilting and machine applique: Aurifil, Superior Masterpiece, DMC, Presencia, and Mettler, DMC embroidery floss for hand embroidery, Shades Soft Fuse fusible web for applique. The pattern is "whoo's your BABY?'" by Karen Costello Soltys from the book "jelly babies".

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What are you most proud of? Those swirls in the background! I've never done background free motion quilting without pre-marking the design. I was able to incorporate the teachings from several free motion quilting Craftsy instructors and completed this project using my home sewing machine. Thank you Ann Petersen, Cindy Needham, Leah Day, and Angela Walters!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice, practice, practice! I love Angela's approach to free motion quilting. She doesn't worry about every little stitch being the perfect length. She doesn't "stress" over every little wobble! And as Leah Day would say, if you rip out every imperfect seam when free motion quilting, the only thing you're going to be good at is using a seam ripper!

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Where can we find this book? The pattern is "whoo's your BABY?'" by Karen Costello Soltys from the book "jelly babies". I can't find it anyplace on internet. Is there another name for it?

02/08/2014 Flag

Google "jelly babies quilt book" and it should come on multiple times. The it is published by That Patchwork Place which I believe is a division of Martingale. The book is all baby quilts using 2 1/2" strips. I love this book! Hope that helps!

02/14/2014 Flag

Love this quilt. Your work is amazing. Beautiful!

03/24/2014 Flag

wow! This is amazing

03/30/2014 Flag

Bela manta parabns .

05/18/2014 Flag

Very nice and cute and delightful!

09/03/2014 Flag