Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Whimsical, Funky
What was your inspiration?
My husband's roots, Sioux City Iowa.... and his family still farming.
I've tried free-hand quilting after taking Craftsy classes from: Wendy Butler Berns and Ann Petersen who encouraged me by their demonstrating to attack my sunflowers free-hand and the contours of the tractors.
It was fun, not perfect. I've used the Roxanne Glue Baste it instead of pinning the raw edge pieces and had to wash the quilt to dissolve the glue so it shrunk a little (reason of the few wrinkles and loose threads).
I am happy with the results, I had only 4 tractor blocks and needed certain dimensions for the Project Linus organization so I've added the sunflowers.
What are you most proud of?
I've quilted the sunflowers like crazy.... and could do it. So happy!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
You can do it, wear special gloves to have a better grip with the material, and be patient, not too fast, not too slow... you will succeed even if it is not perfect, like the exact same size of stitches... It is okay!
Try! and Enjoy!
What a pleasure to have done a project from A to B a little more complicated than before.