Monday, November 26, 2012
We had a low-key Thanksgiving this year and since my mother-in-law is also a quilter I can get away with sneaking in some sewing time. I've been inspired by the BMQG Precious/WIP challenge to finish some things up. I made this top last summer to practice curved piecing before taking the plunge and cutting in to my precious Flea Market Fancy for my Urban Windows quilt. As usual I got stuck when it came to the quilting. I knew I wanted to do pebbles in the centers but my FMQ skills weren't up to it
Angela do?" Quilt the crap out of it, of course:-) So I pulled out my trusty copy of Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and went for it. In the white border I just did some loopy Ls. It was hard to keep them even, especially since the white border is wider on two sides than the others to get the top square (the pods are longer than they are wide...). For the outer border I went with all-over leaves. I really like this pattern and would definitely use it again!
Nicey Jane gingham quilt. Aren't they sweet together!!!
Finished pillow cover is 21" x 21".
Pattern: Urban Windows by the amazing Jenny Pedigo at Sew Kind of Wonderful
Fabrics: Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Bella Solids
Bleached White. Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread: Aurifil 2021