Two new family members are scheduled to arrive later this year. I’m ready.
The batik one is made from left over log cabin blocks plus the scrap vortex blocks made using a *free* tutorial by CrazyMomQuilts. As you can see, I quilted it with FMQ swirls. Love that pattern almost as much as I love pebbles.
The blue one is a pattern by Bonnie Hunter called Dancing Nine Patch. (Although, looking at it now, I see that mine doesn’t ‘dance’. I obviously pieced something wrong. Hhhhmmmmppphh …..damn….oh well….I guess it’s a non-dancing nine-patch!). Anyway, it’s very traditional, isn’t it? Especially for me. These are fabrics I bought at the Des Moines quilt show a couple years ago. Well, the remainder of the fabrics. I used them in my 100 patch block quilt also.
Here is a picture of that quilt, in case you don’t remember it. (SIDE NOTE: holy crap…..I just had to slog through all my photos looking for this picture – I’ve made ALOT of quilts over the last couple years. Some I even FORGOT about making. Who knew?).
I quilted the non-dancing nine patch using Jacquie Gerings technique of straight line/walking foot quilting that I learned on her Craftsy class. I really enjoy straight line quilting however I must admit that I’m slowly, gradually enjoying FMQing also. Never thought I’d enjoy FMQing – but I do.
Speaking of Craftsy classes – I just bought another one, The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting by Cristina Carmelo. She also has a book available that I’ve put on my Amazon wish list. If you keep an eye on the Craftsy site, you can get bargains galore. This one cost me about $20 for 3 hours of class. Of the 7 or 8 classes I’ve purchased from Craftsy, I’ve yet to be disappointed. In fact, I’m totally impressed and recommend them. AND, I don’t get paid for saying that.
OK – I’m out of here for now.