InstructionsI got the idea from a quilt in a magazine, but the machine embroidery designs and the layout was my idea.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Cute, Mod
cotton fabric, cotton batting, cotton thread for quilting, polyester thread for applique
What was your inspiration?
I saw a similar quilt in a magazine and liked the column idea. The design is named Chinese Coins. The fabric was inspirational. I had charm squares from a collection called 'Summer Sizzle' so I used them for all of the print fabrics. I did buy extra fabric from the same collection for the borders.
What are you most proud of?
I did free motion quilting in a daisy design for the first time, on the 'coin' columns.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just do it! This would be a very forgiving design. You could do uneven 'coins' if you want. You can make it scrappy or use a fabric collection. The plain columns can be any color, any print that you want. If you want to practice free motion quilting, you can use a fabric with fairly large flowers and practice quilting around the flowers.