I've been really wanting to try a bit more free motion quilting recently. I signed up for a couple of Angela Walters classes on Craftsy and I've been doodling designs to practice.
Last week I was inspired by the lovely Laura to pull out the left overs from my Swoon Quilt and planned to make a couple of cushions, but after a bit of playing and a week look in the latest issue of Fat Quarterly I used Svetlana's beautiful pattern to make a baby quilt using the leftover HSTs I'd made as I stitched my Swoon. I added a couple of borders (more leftovers) and found a yard and a half of fabric (same line as most of my Swoon) that was the perfect fit for backing.
Last night I decided to just do it and try some different fmq. I'm pretty happy with how it looks and you can see it a bit batter on the back of the quilt.
Angela Walters is so reassuring in her classes and she makes it really clear that it doesn't matter if it's not perfect - and mine certainly isn't, but I think it's turned out okay, and it's given me lots of confidence to try out some more of the designs in her book.
The quilt is tumbling around in the dryer just now, so I'll maybe show how it looks after washing in my next post. I seem to have a bit of an obsession with orange binding at the moment!