Thursday, March 8, 2018
I made this quilt as a sample to hang at my local quilt shop. It will advertise my new free-motion quilting class which is an intermediate level. I will teach it for the first time in April.
The layout for this FMQ sampler was inspired by one made by Amanda Murphy.
I saw her quilt when I took a class from her last year. I simplified it by just using a solid block, but liked how the sashings and borders had different designs.
I quilted this on the Bernina Q24. I used Amanda's method of quilting everything in the ditch to stabilize the quilt and then rolling back and forth to fill everything else in.
The binding is the same dark purple as the cornerstones. I stitched it to the back by hand and added a label.
The backing is a lighter purple solid.
It was a little nerve wracking quilting with a high contrast thread. Every mistake shows, but I didn't do any unpicking.
It doesn't look too bad from a distance. ;)
In my class I will be teaching pebbles, spirals, paisleys, hearts, flowers, leaves, feathers, and combining designs. I'm really looking forward to it.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out for more quilty inspiration.