Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunshine Quilt Finished

Here is a quilt I hae had a long time in the making! These fabrics were from a Moda line called Sunshine by April Cornell. If I remember correctly, I got the inspiration for this quilt from out of the book called Quilt's from the Quiltmaker's Gift. For me, I can tell that this is one of my earlier quilts by the lack of precision in the piecing. I guess I have improved quite a bit, but when I started making quilts I didn't want to get all bogged down with trying to make everything perfect. I just wanted to get on with things and practice. I guess that is the way I feel about free motion quilting now. I know that I am new at it and it isn't going to look perfect, but sometimes you just have to get on with things and practice! I did do one thing very new with this quilt in that I used wool as my batting! I was inspired by the sheep toile print that I used as the outermost border. I think it's quite nice even after washing and I would use wool again from what I can tell so far. Support wool farmers! :)


Molly said...

That quilting is beautiful! It sure doesn't look like practice to me. I haven't heard of wool batting but it sure sounds cozy. I'll have to look around for it at the store and check it out.

Unknown said...

I found your blog a few months ago and decided to try your FM paisley design, which I now love! I used it on this pillow:

I just wanted to say that I love all of your quilting! I recently sold my quilting frame, so I'm just getting back into quilting on a regular machine. You are so inspirational! I love that you try new techniques, and don't just stipple everything! :)

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