Sioux City, Iowa quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I've quilted the sunflowers like crazy.... and could do it. So happy! What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can do it, wear special gloves to have a better grip with the material, and be patient, not too fast, not too slow... you will succeed even if it is not perfect, like the exact same size of stitches... It is okay! Try! and Enjoy! What a pleasure to have done a project from A to B a little more complicated than before.

What you will need

  • Cotton

Q&A with Sylvie LC

Beth245 asked:
It looks really great - all that free motion on the sunflowers looks interesting - I have only had one free motion lesson and I wouldn't attempt to do it on a quilt yet - good on your - I couldn't work with gloves but found it easier using a product called "Supreme Slider" which you put over your sole plate and under the quilt - you just have to wash the backing of the slider after you have done the quilt. I do hope one day I can do a quilt like you have - great that it represents your husband's roots. Well done
Sylvie LC answered:
Thanks a lot, Beth. I will be waiting for your first quilted project. Which class did you get? In fact I have a slider that a friend gave me but I don't think it helps that much. and I always forget to put it on the machine sole, it has just a little hole for the needle well mine has several since it had moved while using it on other projects.
Za Manaf asked:
hi Sylvie..i love anythng that has sunflowers on them. This quilt looks really gorgeous and the fact that u free hand quilted it is totally awesome :). I dont have the confidence to free-hand quilting yet. I am new to quilting and still learning. I am taking class but I m still have not try anythng. Thnx for sharing :)
Sylvie LC answered:
You will see Zaza, quilting is addicting. And I make quilt for a charity association, it is fun to make blankets for children in need of comfort. I can do so many more quilts this way and try new design of free hand quilting. There are a lots of classes with craftsy about free hand quilting. It is easier to first do it following a line or design. You will do it, you will see and it will amaze you. Have confidence!