Monday, February 25, 2013

New Quilt

My mother-in-law has been bugging me to make her a lap quilt since I showed her the first one I finished for Babe Jr. last fall.  Her birthday was coming up and she just wanted something small to take to church, so I decided to make one with a block that is a little more labor intensive that what I've been doing.  It's called a disappearing 4 patch.

I had a vintage sheet that was just big enough to use as the backing and white squares.  It  has little bouquets of flowers with bows, so I was able to coordinate several different colors of fabric leftover from other projects.

I did mostly straight line quilting.  I've been wanting to try out free motion quilting for a while now, so I decided to try some doodly (that's a technical term) flowers in the negative spaces. 

I'm really pleased with it and she was thrilled.  I enjoyed my first taste of FMQ, now I'm trying to come up with some small projects so I can practice.  I'm seeing pot holders and place-mats in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. This quilt is fantastic!!! You need to share it over at 2 Peas. :-)