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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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Nice job! This is my original design and it's so much fun to see someone make it in different colors. And your swirl quilting looks fabulous!

03/02/2015 Flag

Thank you ksoltys15986! I'm so happy you were able to see it! My cousin loved this quilt so much she entered it into the Long Island quilt show and it won third place! I don't know how it works when your pattern is included in a book, but you could easily sell this pattern a hundred times over. People really love it! Thank you for creating such a wonderful pattern!

03/06/2015 Flag

too cute my granddaughter also loves owls.

05/14/2015 Flag

This is perfect for the baby quilt I want to make.Thank you.

08/26/2015 Flag

adorei.Tem trabalhos lindos.

09/20/2015 Flag