Thursday, June 6, 2013

Free motion quilting



Sometimes I have to sew something quick and easy for that great feeling of accomplishment when all other projects seem to be dragging. I just finished a little window hanging, I made it short enough to let in lots of natural light but block the view of the dirt (new landscaping in earliest stages) next door.  These are my trial blocks using the quick curve tool. Is it ever slick!! and very little waste for curved piecing!! The fabrics were all from a bundle of fat quarters I purchased years ago. There are tons of variations and blocks for these curves. I free motion quilted with my sit down sweet 16 machine. The counter said I did 25,584 stitches on this little quilt that is only 28" x 36" I have started signing my name and year in machine stitching because I don't always get a label on my quilts. I am so glad I used a backing fabric with the same colors as the front of the quilt because in the daylight the colors show through you can see the purple coming through on the right.--Ann-- Linking to Leah's Free Motion Friday

6 comments:

Maartje Quilt said...

Beautiful curtain, nice quilted!

Pat Merkle said...

Nice quilting. Love quilts made with a quick curve ruler.

Renee said...

Beautiful quilt! Love how the light comes through it.

Muv said...

Hello Ann,

What a brilliant idea! It really is a stained glass quilt.

Love from England,
Muv

Curly Anna Quilts said...

This is so pretty! I think I see new window coverings in my future. :)

Marly said...

Beautiful and functional too. I've never heard of a curve tool; could you please tell some more about it?