Created by: Lenas Legacy
Project

"Pump Track Nation" Art Quilt

What are you most proud of? I had an idea for the Visions Art Museum (a fabulous quilt and textile museum) in San Diego quilt exhibit Member Challenge theme: "Geometric." Our son Lee McCormack is a prominent mountain biking writer, coach and designer of practice pump tracks. Using one of his pump track designs and his book "Welcome to Pump Track Nation" as my inspiration, I wanted to come up with a quilt that would show the speed and movement of a mountain biker riding around a pump track. I'm very proud of our son and I'm also proud that my vision became a reality. The quilt measures 14" x 14", as required by the Challenge. I used my walking foot for all the quilting, including using the circle stitches that are built into my machine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Inspiration is everywhere! If you have an idea, go for it! Even if it doesn't work out, you've learned something and had fun. For this project, I used my ScanNCut 2 machine to cut out the applique designs and if you're going to do a lot of applique, I suggest you consider this or any of the electronic die cutters on the market. Instead of a traditional binding, I experimented with my serger to create a finished edge. It worked well. Your machine's settings may differ, but on my Brother serger, I used the right needle only with a setting at 4, settings of 4 on both loopers, kept the finger on, stitch length at R and stitch width R and the knife engaged.

You Can Make This

Lenas Legacy made "Pump Track Nation" Art Quilt with:

Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot

Online Class

Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot

with Jacquie Gering

  • Cotton fabric
  • ScanNCut 2 Machine
  • Brother Dream Machine

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I had an idea for the Visions Art Museum (a fabulous quilt and textile museum) in San Diego quilt exhibit Member Challenge theme: "Geometric." Our son Lee McCormack is a prominent mountain biking writer, coach and designer of practice pump tracks. Using one of his pump track designs and his book "Welcome to Pump Track Nation" as my inspiration, I wanted to come up with a quilt that would show the speed and movement of a mountain biker riding around a pump track. I'm very proud of our son and I'm also proud that my vision became a reality. The quilt measures 14" x 14", as required by the Challenge. I used my walking foot for all the quilting, including using the circle stitches that are built into my machine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Inspiration is everywhere! If you have an idea, go for it! Even if it doesn't work out, you've learned something and had fun. For this project, I used my ScanNCut 2 machine to cut out the applique designs and if you're going to do a lot of applique, I suggest you consider this or any of the electronic die cutters on the market. Instead of a traditional binding, I experimented with my serger to create a finished edge. It worked well. Your machine's settings may differ, but on my Brother serger, I used the right needle only with a setting at 4, settings of 4 on both loopers, kept the finger on, stitch length at R and stitch width R and the knife engaged.

Q&A with Lenas Legacy

dido_1978 asked:
Cool project ;-)
Lenas Legacy answered:
Thanks!