I have been working on a twin size quilt for my daughter the last couple months. Because I am a newbie quilter and a perfectionist each stage of making the quilt has been a painstaking process. The quilt is made up of disappearing nine-patch blocks and I used this quilt as my inspiration. The off-white and olive green fabrics were purchased from a local quilting shop but all the other fabric pieces were gifted to me by a lovely friend.
In retrospect, piecing the quilt together went quickly, it was the actual quilting that took the most time. I have this dream of mastering the art of free motion quilting because it’s just so cool! The thing is, it really isn’t an easy thing to do well unless you practice a lot. So before starting the quilt I did a bit a practice following Leah’s guidance and that was very helpful. As I quilted, my squiggles became less jaggety but I found it challenging to keep a nice stitch length when stopping and starting. Any tips?
In the end I am happy with the quilt’s funky eclectic look and the fact that I completed my first twin size quilt.