America the Beautiful quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo America the Beautiful Link to website or photo www.mcallsquilting.com What are you most proud of? I tried out several processes from Ann Peterson's Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine (Crafty Class), and because I was working in small pieces, was able to do some really fine machine quilting, which turned out as good as I have ever done on a big quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This pattern was published over the course of a year, in 6 magazines. Plan on taking your time with it, so that it remains fun, as there are a lot of details in it. An accurate 1/4" seam is a must! If you want to quilt yourself, and have trouble quilting big quilts on a home sewing machine, try Ann Peterson's Craftsy class - it's great!

What you will need

  • Pattern from McCalls Quilting Magazine 2011 by Lynn Lister. Fabrics I have collected for a number of years
  • representing agriculture and nature. I used the tecniques from Ann Peterson's Quilting Big Quilts on a Small machine
  • they were a great help.

Q&A with Kat T

menotskinny asked:
i did this quilt...great job and colors...did you have any trouble with some of the blocks..
Kat T answered:
Most of them went together fine (I cheated and used paper piecing on most of the trees, a method I have used for similar blocks in the past). The only ones that didn't want to fit in were the half triangle squares, which seemed to be too long - I had to ease them in quite a bit. I used a 1/4" foot on my machine and checked seam allowances for accuracy occasionally, which I think really helped make things come out the right size.