It is an absolutely beautiful spring day here in SE Michigan. I spent a good part of the day pruning raspberries and moving some blueberry bushes. Feels like Spring!
I also managed to get in the quilt room today to work on a wall hanging that I have loaded on the longarm. I was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work and wanted to make a quilt using the same principles. Plus, it gives me a lot of negative space to practice my free motion quilting. My sister says that it reminds her of the mod dresses from the 60s. I just find it perky!
Happy Spring Quilting!
January 9, 2017
Over the holidays I managed to quilt and bind a small split rail fence top that my son pieced back when he was in elementary school. He’s now 24!. This Fall, I was cleaning out my sewing room to make space for the longarm and found the top in a box. So I decided it would be one of his Christmas gifts. It had been ignored way too long. The pattern was from an Alex Anderson book Kids Start Quilting. I did random lines in the opposite directions of the piecing in each block and some scallops around the border. Very simple.
Free motion quilted in opposite direction of strips