I spent yesterday quilting two flimsies. And, I took the opportunity to keep working on my free motion quilting skills. I’m starting to feel more confident and keep better tension so that’s all good.
The first top I didn’t piece, but rather acquired it at an auction. It was from the Anne with an E TV series. If you have never watched this series, it’s based on the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. She’s a Canadian author, so I’m not too sure how well known those books are.
Here is the finished quilt:
I went modern on the back using a Dear Stella print. It was in the stash and it worked nicely with it
The second quilt I free motion quilted was the Smooches quilt designed by Sandra Walker. When I saw this quilt I just had to make it and and make it I did – in less than a week. I am really pleased with the free motion quilting I did on this one. While not as smooth as I want to be my skills have come a long way in the last few months.
I am planning on using black for the binding and I plan to bind it all by machine today. This one will go to a nursing home where it will be given at Christmas to a resident, some of whom don’t even have a special blanket they can call their own.
5 thoughts on “More Free Motion Quilting”
A pretty finish AND a cheerful near-finish. Nicely done!!
I love Anne of Green Gables! My second grader is reading the first story right now, and looking forward to watching the movie!
What great finishes! I love the squares, so much movement.
Isn’t it great to hone a new skill? I’m sure you will get to the point where you’re super happy with your free motion quilting. Anne of Green Gables is well known in the US based on a tv series shown here. It might have been on PBS. A couple of years ago we were cruising in Canada and made it to the house that Anne was raised in? I can’t remember the details but it was fun to see the area.
Hi! your FMQ is coming along nicely. Sandra’s pattern is really lovely. If you get a chance, please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. The party starts Thursday. Take care.