I had two baby quilts mostly pieced and I got to try free motion quilting for the first time!!! I had been struggling for a couple of years to try to FMQ on my old singer and it just wasn't happening.
This "garland" quilt was one big new experience! I used the quick curve ruler to piece curves for the first time. I strayed from the pattern and made it into garland
motif, and used polka dots in alternating rows. This was my very first free motion experience and I tried several different patterns.
The back is pieced from fabric I had on hand. This is after being washed and dried for that perfect crinkle!
The second baby quilt is made for one of my very good friends who is having a baby in February. I used the pink and blue charms left over from my radiating star quilt, some kona solids, and scamper by birch for the sashing. I did simple 16" star blocks which were really fun. The organic birch fabric pressed nice and crisp and was pleasing to work with.
I used an all over stipple pattern for the quilting and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Of course there are some flaws but overall I am excited about my FMQ so far!!
This is also my first time posting from the blogger app! Out with the old, in with the new!!!