Friday, 4 March 2011

Winding Ways

Last Monday night at guild one of the ladies shared with us how to make winding ways. This is a fun, quilt as you go project. We were told to bring a quilt sandwich about fat quarter size, and scraps, I used a charm pack for my scraps.
To start I cut leave shapes out of my charms, just free hand, so they are all a bit different shapes and sizes. Then marked the background fabric with spins to put the leaves on, next I just started quilting the leaves on. This is how far I got that evening.
I think the back is looking pretty cool too. This is a great project for practicing free motion quilting, as there is really no wrong way to make it.
Today I quilted the rest of the leaves on. It doesn't look like much now, but from seeing the sample I know this will look great when I add the spine. I just need to go shopping to find the right rick-rack or ribbon.
This is a fun project.


*karendianne. said...

Delightful!!! Extremely creative and I enjoy reading how happy it's making you. :)

ButtonMad said...

This is lovely - really very pretty effect. A great idea.

julieQ said...

Oh, that does look fun!! Very free form, you know..I like that!!