Sunday, May 17, 2009
Another WIP completed!
I finished my "Springtide" quilt. I free-motion quilted it on my Viking. I have been trying to learn free-motion quilting for several years, now, and I have to say I am getting pretty good! This pattern is the Disappearing 9-patch, and I used the directions I found here. It is a fun quilt to make. Most of the patterned fabrics were from a Moda charm pack, I supplemented to make it larger with some Amy Butler fabrics I had in my stash. I also chose to use some whites/creams to make the colorful patterns stand out. I have been inspired to do so by Amanda Jean. These are not colors I would normally chose, but I think it is imperative to step outside of my comfort zone in order to grow artistically. I am very happy with this quilt.
I caught these lovely California poppies earlier this week on my daily lunch-walk. They are so happy and the orange captured the bright sunlight. They kinda coordinate with the quilt as well.
Next up for me: get the cabinet doors back on in the kitchen. It was the last room we needed to paint. And I am back into my sewing studio to make a duffel bag for my niece, Maddie.