As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others. You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer. In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products. I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five. Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Skipping Squares Quilt
Here's what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks. I experimented with a number of new (to me) quilting designs. Wow! Being a novice quilter such as I am, this was quite the time-consuming project. The piecing went together quickly. The pattern, Skipping Squares, is one that I purchased from Cluck Cluck Sew. It called for ten fat quarters, but I had a bundle of twelve fat quarters that I purchased for 50% off a couple of years ago from the Fat Quarter Shop. The fabric line is called Full Moon by Felicity Miller for Free Spirit Fabrics. I used all twelve fat quarters and made my quilt slightly larger than what the pattern indicated.
I didn't have a large enough piece of fabric from this line for the back, so I used what I had and improvised with a couple of other miscellaneous fabrics from my stash. All those various quilting patterns show up nicely from the back side.
Speaking of quilting designs, here is a close up of some meandering hearts and some stippling bordered by a tree bark looking design.
I also used my embroidery machine to embroider a label onto one of the back panels.
The plan is to use this new quilt in our RV this summer and then it will come indoors to live for the winter. The size is perfect for an RV queen size mattress. I do plan to also make some kind of matching pillowcases or shams for the finishing touch.
Now on to some more garment sewing. I placed an order with Mood Fabrics las week and I'm expecting my new fabric to arrive today. Yay! Have a terrific week.