For some reason I keep getting pulled back to one of my first abstract quilt projects, crazy circles. Recently I was commissioned to do one in pink. These are fun and easy to make quilts and you can use up some of your fabric scraps!
For far too long I limited myself to quilting small quilts and mug rugs by using the excuse that anything larger would be too hard to quilt because I didn’t have a long arm quilting machine. You know, there’s that easy excuse about things being too bulky to fit a large quilt under the needle of a normal sewing machine. The excuse worked for a while until I discovered “quilt as you go” and realized there’s a way to quilt a larger quilt on a small machine.
I Googled a few YouTube videos on “quilt as you go” and then, as usual, decided to do it my own way working off their ideas and suggestions. The result of my first quilt as you go project was “Cup Size Matters” and it turned out so well that I was commissioned to create a second one. I’m designing it now.
Here is my first “quilt as you go” project, “Cup Size Matters”.
I’ve been hiding in the quilting loft for weeks. Why? I boldly signed up for a booth at an upcoming fundraising event, the Spring Fling, hosted by the Navarre Beach Garden Club.
I need to bring some things that gardeners will like so there are lots of flowers involved. We’ve had a challenging winter so colorful flowers will be appreciated. I also want to have several “price points” to offer so I made a few large quilts, some baby quilts, and some inexpensive quilted greeting card / mug rugs.
While I was at it, I decided to learn a new technique I saw on Pinterest; thread sketching. I’m addicted to it and I’m bent on learning more. Here’s the latest stuff to flow out of the quilting loft: