Thursday, September 6, 2012

do. Good Stitches Magic Number Quilt

What started as an experiment with Katie's Magic Number process...

June do. Good Stitches

...turned into inspiration for the June quilt in do. Good Stitches Grace circle.

Magic Numbers do. Good Stitches

The top is made from 16 14-inch blocks and finishes at about 56" square.

Magic Numbers do. Good Stitches

2 more blocks were pieced into the backing fabric (Fern print from Ellen Crimi-Trent's Woodland Friends II collection).

After lots and lots of thought, I finally decided to give free-motion quilting a try. I've done some FMQ on my mom's long-arm machine, and some pebble quilting on a wallhanging, but nothing like this before. So I was a little nervous starting out. But I put on some good music and took off.

Magic Numbers do. Good Stitches

Is it perfect? NO
Was it easier than I thought? YES
Am I ready to try it again? YES

Magic Numbers do. Good Stitches


Kimberly said...

It looks great! FMQ gets easier every time you do it, just keep at it. :). Funny thing is I was thinking of using this block for my month in my do. Good. Stitches circle. Must mean its a good one. I love how it turned out.

Jana said...

Absolutely PERFECT. It turned out so gorgeous. I love that you made it a square quilt. PERFECT.

suemac said...

It turned out really cute. I like the pieced back. The Austin Modern Quilt Guild is having a class on piecing backs at our next meeting. We are all watching the mini-course by Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy. If you have not seen it try to get to it. It is free and she shares a lot of great tips.