I have started this quilt in hopes that I would finish it and use it as a wall decoration in my living room. But…I have yet to finish it and need to inspire myself on how to do the quilting on it. I found this at the Sewing Expo, 2 years ago, that they hold here in Puyallup,WA.. I fell in love with it and bought the kit. The pattern is called..It’s Good to Be Square by A Quilter’s Dream. Love how the squares float on the background fabrics.
This first picture is the quilt I made for my Dad. I used approx 20 fat quarters (that’s an 18×22 piece of fabric for my non-quilting friends) I love how scrappy it turned out. I then had a horse print fabric that I couldn’t resist using for the backing, but then I couldn’t bare to cut it, so I framed it in. This began a little variation that I try to do on the back of most of my quilts now. 🙂
My goodness..lots of people in my life are expecting children this spring and summer. So I made up a bunch of Baby quilts just this past month for three new chitlin’s that are due either this month or in June.
I was able to practice some free motion on it…I am getting my confidence level up doing so much free motion…I am starting to crave a quilting machine….
So I decided to challenge myself…not a real crazy challenge…but try something a little different.. The challenge was to just pick up a strip and go. Don’t worry so much about adding light and dark at the appropriate place….Just sew and not think about it. I have seen the Balipop fabric packs…enjoyed the colors they have in them and I decided that I would use one of those fabric packs. I found a neutral background that went nicely with the pack. My goal in the beginning was to try and not have any of blocks the same, but as it accidentally happened… I said “Oh Well”…I think I did very good with my letting it go and going with the flow. A challenge I am trying to implement on a daily basis now 🙂
This was a very easy pattern called “Hook and Eye” by the Teacher’s Pet and the Mocha Mint Balipop fabric pack. I did a big stipple stitch for quilting the background color squares so I could get more practice on my free motion quilting. I think it helped make the Bali fabrics “Pop” off the quilt.
I have to Say that I LOVE how it turned out. I normally would have bought two packs and did a light version and a dark version, but I am very happy with the way this turned out instead. The challenge was good for me. I finished this on March 7, 2011.
When I was taking pictures of the top… Jasmine couldn’t resist taking a photo op. So I had to use this pix..hehe….till next time
Here are pictures… These are called twisted rail fence quilts…This first quilt pictured I put together back in the late 90’s and quilted sometime in the early 2000’s…I love how 1 1/2 inch strips can take on such cool designs. If I remember right there could have been some borders added, but I liked it without instead. 🙂