Created by: Andrew Hansen
Project

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

When I decided to make the 2012 Block of the Month Sampler, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try free-motion quilting, especially since Leah Day's class teaches the techniques using the actual sampler quilt I was making. I intentionally posted pics showing my progress from my first practice blocks to my final block of the quilt. I decided to use the quilt-as-you-go technique because I really wanted to hone my free-motion quilting skills, and I thought that would work best by quilting 14x14" blocks rather than a full-sized quilt on my home machine. Leah Day's instructions throughout the class were incredibly helpful, and I have fallen in love with free-motion quilting. It made quilting so much fun! I purchased all of the prints from Moona Fabrics on Etsy.com. The navy background fabric is Kona cotton purchased through Craftsy.

Project Description

When I decided to make the 2012 Block of the Month Sampler, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try free-motion quilting, especially since Leah Day's class teaches the techniques using the actual sampler quilt I was making. I intentionally posted pics showing my progress from my first practice blocks to my final block of the quilt. I decided to use the quilt-as-you-go technique because I really wanted to hone my free-motion quilting skills, and I thought that would work best by quilting 14x14" blocks rather than a full-sized quilt on my home machine. Leah Day's instructions throughout the class were incredibly helpful, and I have fallen in love with free-motion quilting. It made quilting so much fun! I purchased all of the prints from Moona Fabrics on Etsy.com. The navy background fabric is Kona cotton purchased through Craftsy.

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Skill Level

Intermediate