I hope you had time to try yesterday’s Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) tutorial, The Windowsill Garden. Remember, if you don’t have time to stitch the patterns, try to find a few minutes each day to doodle the motifs. It’s a great way to learn the pattern before you get to the sewing machine.
THE WINDOWSILL GARDEN MINI-QUILT
I used the design from yesterday’s tutorial to create this “vase quilt” –just a little something to add color under my vases, candy jars, Easter basket…
MAKING THE QUILT
I started with a 20″ x 24″ piece of fabric and drew a rectangle in the center of the fabric – leaving a wide margin to test my tension and for trimming later. I drew diagonal lines across the rectangle and lines bisecting the rectangle in each direction. By placing the major design elements on these lines, I know my quilt will be visually balanced.
I used this (new-to-me) two-ply 35wt Rayon thread from Robison-Anton (It’s now called Twister Tweed-not Swirl Sensation.) I found it at my LQS (Local Quilt Shop) or try Sewforless.com HERE and Red Rock Threads HERE
The two plys are different colors and together they create a fabulous textured effect! Fabulous! I want ALL the colors! The thread stitches beautifully with a Schmetz Topstitch 90 needle –(I used Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin.)
What’s new out your window today? Flowers? Birds? Threads?
I’d love to hear…
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