I’ve been doing a lot of reading and pondering and sorting through fabrics. I’ve never made a quilt and I’ve been itching to make one. Now I wonder if I’ve bitten off too much. After a couple of days of work (in fits and starts) here’s where I am at. A partially finished quilt top.
Fist, quilts are really hard to photograph so I’m sorry for the weird pictures. I started out with a design from Simple Contemporary Quilts. An art quilt with two trees, swirling free motion quilting and some circle appliques. I managed to use fabric from my stash exclusively although I will need to purchase something for the back and the batting. The background is an unbleached cotton sheeting. I hope it holds up. The squares are made from bits of linen and printed cottons.
I’m pretty happy with how the “tree” squares turned out and with how they look within the context of the quilt. I don’t know if I will do the circles. I kind of like the simplicity. Next step is to add the “trunks”. The pattern suggests using raw edge fusing but I’m not a big fan of raw edges over time so I think I’ll fold over the edges first.
I have to say the free motion quilting part is something I’m a little worried about. I might end up making a smaller quilt first to practice. Or maybe on a tea cosy.
Hmmm. . .
Happy weekend everyone.