I blogged about the process here. I finished the top last month and added it to my stack of tops to be basted and quilted. I chose one of my favorite Ikea prints for the back and added pops of color on the roofs and doors of the houses to match the front.
I volunteer to assemble and quilt the charity quilts that we do because it helps me practice my Free Motion Quilting. This particular quilt had a nice variety of blocks so I could try some of the patterns I found in the two new quilting books I purchased. Angela Walters’ book, Free-Motion Quilting and Natalia Bonner’s book, Beginner’s Guide to Free Motion Quilting both do a great job in providing instruction and patterns for newbies like me.
I tried pebbles and some border designs with a moderate level of success. Everything you hear about needing to PRACTICE Free Motion Quilting is absolutely true. I’m still struggling with stitch size consistancy but practice makes perfect So I will keep practicing.
I must admit, I really enjoyed the quilting process on this one. Doing one block at a time was very manageable for me. I bound it with a great tone on tone polka dot!
Here are some additional photos of the quilt and it is now in the washer so I can deliver it to our guild meeting next week.
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