I am excited to tell you that one of the managers at my local quilt shop has asked me to teach a beginning free motion quilting class. We discussed what we would like to have happen in the class and decided to have the students practice quilting on muslin quilt sandwiches. Then we would move straight on to quilting a simple baby quilt. So I took the supplies home (Timeless Treasures Sketch fabric) for a class sample/advertisement...
And made this quilt the next day. I love fast finishes!
I have decided to call it "Rainbow in Motion" because it is a rainbow quilt with an emphasis on free motion quilting.
It looks really neat with the dove color on the back!
And I love how it shimmers in the sunlight.
Here's an indoor close-up of the backing:
I will be teaching five basic FMQ designs in the class and they are all represented on this quilt.
And jagged lines.
I am much better at quilting with curvy designs. :)
I think the binding is one of my favorite parts. It is from the Henry Glass line, "I Love You."
I had to go back to the store to buy more of the cute heart stripe.
I added one of my corner labels to complete the quilt.
Here it is once again:
Quilt Stats #124
Quilt Name: Rainbow in Motion
Pattern: Six stripes cut out at 9.5 inches
Fabric: Timeless Treasures Sketch in lipstick, nectar, yellow, neon, chambray, purple, and dove.
Binding: Henry Glass "I Love You"
Amount used: 4 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 42 x 54 inches
Date Finished: January 2015
What I learned:
- I love simple quilts that show off the quilting. (But that's not really new.)
- I can still quilt on a domestic machine. ;)
And here are a couple more pictures, just for fun!
(Please ignore the dead grass. We're hoping for some snow.)
It gives me a little thrill that this quilt will be on display at the quilt shop, but my boys are a little disappointed that this rainbow goodness will be living there for a few months.
I will be posting tutorials for these simple baby quilts to help those in my class and anyone else who is interested. The tutorial for piecing this stripe quilt is here. Other tutorials for the baby quilts can be found on the "Quilt Basics" page under my header.
P.S. I will be linking up with Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, Finish it Up Friday, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.
P.P.S. A lot of the supplies for the quilt were generously donated by Daines Cotton Shop.