Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Talk About It Tuesday

I was inspired by Amy at The Calico Cat to make this quilt top in the summer of 2007. She originally pieced her top (and blogged about it) on August 28, 2006. (You will need to scroll to the date as I couldn't figure out how to link to the particular post.)

It sat in my sewing room for 18 months with the backing made waiting to be quilted. After taking my Gammill textures class, I thought I would give the free motioning quilting a whirl.

In the border, I did a loop-y swirl and in the background, I tried to do a meander.
I can see that my meander sizes are quite varied but for a beginner, I am happy. The biggest step is to 'just do it' and 'practice it'! I realized that after I was rolling the quilt top that I should have secured the center of the bulls eyes...oops! Maybe I will make some yo-yo's and secure those as flowers centers. Or maybe tie some French Knots? What do you think I should do? I want to wash this before giving so that the raggy edges start to fray.

After all, didn't someone say, "Necessity is the Mother of ALL inventions"?!


Silverthimble said...

This is a cute quilt!!! This one says summer to me! I just love that border print; it reminds me of the daisy print that I recently made 4PSP blocks out of.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I love that quilt. I vote for french knots.

Cher said...

oh I like the idea of yo-yos myself!
too fun Pat...and you have done so much- loved all the photos!