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!
It looks terrific! I purchased one of Angela's classes and really need to sit down and watch it!!ReplyDelete
ooh pretty, and i think your quilting looks great. really loving the bright springy coloursReplyDelete
It looks wonderful and I love your quilting design!ReplyDelete
Hi! Your quilt is so beautiful! I love pinwheeles, orange, white, your quilting! How nice to see some same fabrics I used for my 'Orange Stones' quilt. x TejeReplyDelete
This looks wonderful! I love the effect of the curved lines against all the triangles. I have just signed up to Craftsy too so will put Angela Walters' class on my Wish List - I just bought Leah Day's to set me off on FMQ'ing - wish me luck!ReplyDelete
That looks fabulous - and all from off cut hst's. I can't decide between the Leah Day and Angela Walters classes on craftsy - how did you find Angela Walter's class - do you think it is more suitable for someone with some experience?ReplyDelete
Fabulous!! Great design and I love your fmq, the orange binding is sooo brilliant!ReplyDelete
Hmm - I love that orange binding too but really your FMQ looks amazing. If I could get my hands on decent thread locally I would definitely try more FMQ but I just can't spare the amount it uses. I love the quilt too - it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Cool! I'm using this pattern too so it's very interesting to see it in another color. Your quilting is so very pretty!ReplyDelete
Woohooo! Looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
That is one cool quilt with some fab quilting. Di xReplyDelete
Oh it looks beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
wow - the colour, the fmq'ing - and the orange binding - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I really must use some of my collection of craftsy classes!ReplyDelete
Your FMQ'ing is fabulous - I'm at the doodling stage of Angela Walters class as well. Lovely quilt and the orange binding is fab xReplyDelete
Brilliant quilting Fi! And a cute baby quilt too! JxoReplyDelete
Oh lovely! Are you doin that on slow or quite fast? I dont seem to be able to sort that bit out. Slow ends up with loose long dodgy stitches, and faster, well, I just go all over the shop then!ReplyDelete
I love the soft colours in your pinwheel quilt! Congratulations for having the guts to just have a go! There'll be n stopping you now!ReplyDelete
the FMQ looks great, it's a beautiful quilt.ReplyDelete
Your quilting is wonderful! I took a class from Angela Walters at QuiltCon and she is lovely. Truly, it is all just practice and a lot of the tiny glitches just disappear in the wash.ReplyDelete
Me too on the Angela Walters classes though my internet connection is so sloooow it can be quite tedious to watch them.ReplyDelete
But wow great little quilt and I love the orange !