Peace and Plenty

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am relatively new to free motion quilting. This was the easiest I've done so far since I drew the design out on cling wrap on the top of the quilt before I quilted it. I used a sharpy marker to put the design on the wrap and then let it dry before beginning to quilt. It was so much easier to get a clean quilt line. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan your quilting stitches before you start to quilt. Drawing out the lines helps you to decide if what you picture will turn out. I also switched to a blue topped needle. It reduced the need to clean the needle of the glue from the cling wrap so often.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • thread
  • polyester batting

Q&A with Nana Jo 54

nancy.k asked:
Did you quilt by the block? Press n seal is also great to use for quilting projects, I use it with machine embroidery as well.
Nana Jo 54 answered:
No, I quilted a block width from top to bottom for one side and bottom to top on the other to reduce the bulk in the machine. I did the border at the end.
Pam Sews asked:
Oh, Joan -love the colors, love the idea, love the execution and especially love the tips. Such an inspiration!!
Nana Jo 54 answered:
Thank you. I love yellow and wanted to use it for the background. Many in the group did not have color criteria. They wanted a scrappier look. It was fun experience.

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