Well, it's Wednesday again and I have some fun progress to show. I got my baby quilt all finished up and it looks so puzzley and snuggly! I am very pleased with my first original FMQ design and will definitely use it again on future projects- I am thinking it would look really cool on a much smaller scale- and am excited to experiment with it more very soon. It measures 44" square and the large scale quilting on it makes it very soft- I am hoping the baby that receives it will really get a lot of use out of it and that the mom will treasure it.
After completing that quilt I got started on quilting my first quilt for a customer- this has been a very exciting and fun process. This marks the beginning of my journey as a professional quilter- and I hope to have many more quilts in the very near future. This quilt is something that my customer made almost a decade ago- It is a Thimbleberries quilt called Fall Folk Art and the colors and folk style are so timeless. I really enjoy all the detail in the center panel, and decided to quilt around all the motifs so it gives it a nice texture- and looks really cool from the back. I then chose to do a small scale stipple around them- as they are so tightly spaced I just couldn't get any other design to look right in the space. This is a really classic quilt and some of my more modern quilting designs would really look out of place on this quilt- so I am trying to let the quilt talk to me and keep it classic. I could have done a pebble in the center panel instead of a stipple- but I think it would have made it look too modern and competed with all the motifs. I am very pleased with my progress so far and hope my customer will be too. Now that I am done with the center I will move to the boarder areas- which are screaming FEATHERS to me- so come back next week to see where that leads. Feathers are my favorite thing to quilt- so I will really enjoy this next part I am sure. For any of you that remember me mentioning a tutorial on the puzzle quilting- I promise it will be coming soon- I am working on a new link up for FMQ on my blog and I think the tutorial will be a great beginning for that- so maybe Friday? Fingers crossed I get it all done by then.
Baby Quilt done
Customer Quilt in progress
WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.