First free-motion quilting project--Periwinkle Blue
by, 03-08-2013 at 07:11 AM (464 Views)
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.