Here’s another FMQ practice quilt.
Fabrics? I think I was given these by some quilt peeps as a gift – they might be Amy Butler fabrics. I don’t really have a destination planned for this quilt. It was a top I made last year when I was bored and just needed to sew (therapy sewing?).
I ran across the quilting pattern called ‘orange peel” on the site Oh Fransson and thought it might work well for my Gramcraker Squares quilt but wanted to do a test run/practice run first so this top received the nod.
Quilt buddy Pam and I pin basted it at the fire shed one sunny afternoon last week.
Starting in the middle at the top, I did the curves free hand – no marking – working my way down a line of squares and then back up again. Some of my curves are a bit dodgy but overall, I think it looks ok. I really like the secondary pattern that it makes. I especially like the back.
This quilt is about 55″x55″ and it’s probably about the biggest I want to go with my home sewing machine. It really filled up the opening – so much that it was tight and difficult to move at times.
I considered pushing my skill level to the limit and doing a feather along the outside border but I chickened out and did a simple large stipple. I just wasn’t up to tackling feathers on that scale. I will though……one of these days.
Now all that is left is to bind it and post it to my 2012 finished project page! Maybe during Rugby this weekend?