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First free-motion quilting project--Periwinkle Blue

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I'm calling my latest quilt "Periwinkle Blue," named for a song by Doris Day and my favorite crayon color. It is finally done.


What a joy it has been to make this quilt.
It was the block-of-the-month project on Craftsy last year.


When it was completed, I had stacks of blocks that I wasn't really sure what to do with until I heard about Leah Day's free motion quilting class. She taught designs for this very project. I am such a fan of her work, which I think is exquisite. She makes it look so effortless, though it is far from that. But, it was fun! I made my little ole sewing machine do things I never even knew it could.


This particular project was also new to me, in that it was done with the 'quilt-as-you-go' method.

My stitches were far from perfect. There were lots of little oops moments, but I soldiered on anyway. When it was all done, I was pretty pleased because overall, I thought it was pretty. As long as I didn't dwell on the imperfections, I could be happy with how it turned out. Then I washed it. Now, I have fallen in love with it. It was transformed into this beautiful, textural thing. I could barely believe my eyes. I had been worried about the imperfections in my sewing. Now it doesn't matter, because the imperfections are nearly invisible. I absolutely love how this quilt turned out. It is now my favorite quilt.

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  1. Beuhla's Avatar
    I have yet to do my first fmq and I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!
  2. Judith1005's Avatar
    Your FMQ looks great!!! Nice way to use up your blocks. It came out very pretty.
  3. rural01's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beuhla
    I have yet to do my first fmq and I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!
    Whatever you do, don't get discouraged. There were times I thought of giving up because my stitches just weren't what I thought they should be. Once it is finished though and complete, the texture is amazing.
  4. rural01's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005
    Your FMQ looks great!!! Nice way to use up your blocks. It came out very pretty.
    I can't wait to fmq again. I want to get good at this. It is such an art form. I'm torn though because I really love hand quilting too. Woe is us--all these decisions.

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