The first week was all about choosing fabrics. After the l o n g winter we had I was in the mood for a bright springtime palette. Most of these fabrics came from my growing (!) stash.
Because this quilt is so bright and sunny I decided to use a thinner batting. I experienced lots of tension issues and twice spent considerable time picking out quilting stitches. Finally I decided to copy Amy. I used my walking foot and quilted straight lines with an expanded zigzag style stitch.It was smooth sailing from then on.
All the frustration of quilting came out in the wash. Now it's all soft and crinkly and a perfect summer weight.
And looking pretty in a field of early fall sunflowers!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.
This turned out beautiful. I love that block and it is on my wish to sew list!ReplyDelete
Thanks Beth. You really should give this one a try. Amy's instructions are excellent (as usual) and the blocks go together rather quickly.Delete
I know this sunflower field!! Isn't it on 72?? I have been trying to gather all my kids here for ages to try for a Christmas card picture...but these days that's pretty near impossible. Your quilt looks beautiful with the sunflowers in the background. I love that the back of the quilt is a giant block matching the blocks on the front. Good job my "quilt guru" friend. See you soon. JReplyDelete
Yes, between ER and TC. We pulled off to the east and apparently it's public land. A local radio station was there, too. The barn in the photo of the back of this quilt will be appearing here again!!!Delete
I like the texture the quilting adds and lovely pics as well!ReplyDelete