This quilt was the motivator to learn free motion quilting. I had most of a year to make this for my niece, so I machine quilted lots of small projects, gaining confidence and skills. The body of the quilt was straight line stitching with an even feet foot. The border was free motion quilted. I did it!
Queen size - Adapted from the “Jericho Stars” quilt in Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party book © 1998.
It took some time for Emily to pick a pattern for her quilt. Late in the summer, she decided on this Drunkard's Path pattern from a Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine.
In 14 days, we shopped for fabric and I made the quilt. It was machine quilted on my domestic Bernina.
I didn't have experience sewing curves, other than sewing sleeves into garments. So, I was apprehensive. But, it was such fun and easy — now I love sewing curves!
The name was inspired by a John Prine song.
This Crazy Quilt was my first bed quilt. It was minimally machine quilted, with a hand quilted star in the center of each block. Needless to say, it didn't last as long as we'd like.
The center patch of each crazy block had some kind of sky print. I named it Reach For The Stars. When Kate went off to school, she had this reminder of home to keep her cozy.