Posted on | November 22, 2010 | 18 Comments
No, not THAT song!
I’ve started and finished a quilt (xmas present) out of Moda’s Freebird line, using a Moda “recipe” – Blueberry Chocolate Squares. Although I should say that the pattern was a guideline, because I unintentionally altered it (which is a nice way of saying I screwed up). The points are supposed to come together to form a diamond in the center of the squares, and I wasn’t paying attention and ended up with triangles. Which is okay, I still like it!
The recipient looked through my fabric stash and selected this layer cake, so I got some additional fabric for the edges and backing and voila!
I machine quilted it by stitching around the squares and the triangles, and I did a wavy pattern around the border. The waves were a lot of fun to do – I am getting closer and closer to free motion quilting!
I also found a practical use for these old glass insulators – they hold the backing and batting in place while I pin the front! I have to use the dining room table – there’s not enough clear floor space in my house to sandwich a quilt.
One present down – just a couple more to go! How’s your gift-making coming along? Or are you saner than I?