Monday, April 13, 2009

stacked coins

I free-motioned! So badly I had wanted to conquer my fear of free-motion quilting and last night I did it. Using Recess, by Moda, and touches of Peas and Carrots (that was gifted to me by a dear friend) I created a quick stacked coin quilt to work with. I finish the "quilting" process without any blood or tears and didn't even have to use the seam ripper. Today I'll finish the binding and celebrate a victory.

This weekend I finished another t-shirt quilt top. I dropped it off with the long-arm quilter this morning. I now know that I will never quilt a t-shirt quilt myself. The jersey cotton, fused with the interfacing, and fleece would be too thick for my little machine to handle. The cost of replacing needles would be more than my long-arm quilter charges me. I will get that back with my project improv quilt.

To continue with my Spring to Finish entries I'd like to complete another t-shirt quilt top by the end of this week. That would be good.


Amy (badskirt) said...

I love your fabric choices. I'm a bit American Jane fan. Congrats on tackling free-motion. It's on my must learn list.


Anonymous said...

This came out so darling! What an amazing job, congrads. I love, love, love it!!