Janet W May on craftsy.com

Owl quilt for Emanuel

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Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine taught by Ann Petersen

Learn five machine-quilting methods while tackling a common challenge: how to quilt large projects on your home sewing machine!

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual
Janet W May on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Scraps - This is a very rustic quilt. I took inspiration from the "Life's a hoot" pattern by ajpadilla. I simplified it a great deal and did the owls with machine applique. I had a piece of cloth for the backing that I didn't want to cut. So I placed the center panel on and did that before attaching the borders. I Practiced some stitch in the ditch, then I went around the figures in the lower part of the panel still using my walking foot. I decided to try free-motion on the figures on the top half, and probably will pull that stitchery out and do it by hand or go back and redo it with the walking foot. After stitching the center panel, I basted in the filling for each border and attached them, one at a time. All of the work on the borders was done with the walking foot on. I'll hand quilt a moon in the big white space and also add the baby's name and birth date, when he arrives. I need to practice free-motion stitching on something else - maybe some small throw-away squares. Oh, and I made the mistake of using a fluffy batting scrap that I had. I think FMS would work much better on thin batting. So, I used a variety of the techniques from this class. Now, I'm going over to Mimi Dietrich's Finishing School class to review the part on the simple, mitred-corner binding. I have a bunch of other projects that will keep me coming back to this class over and over again. Thank you, Ann, for this wonderful learning opportunity!

Janet W May on craftsy.com

Very cute quilt and I love that you were able to use a couple of different quilting strategies!

03/06/2014 Flag

This quilt is sooo cute! Nice job!

03/10/2014 Flag