Saturday, March 05, 2016

Essentials Quilt - Part One

A few days ago, I made some fun blocks to use for practicing quilting.  I have used sashing between them and at the top of each row of three blocks.   I am layering and backing them as I get ready to quilt each section.  Then the sections will be joined into a quilt.
After a fun day with my brother and his family enjoying a cookout,  I came home and took a nap.  But then I got up and did this:
The first row - part one - is quilted.  I am doing this as a part of the class "The Essentials of Free Motion Quilting"  on Craftsy.
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 I have to say that I am finding the designs that are supposed to be "easier" to be more difficult for me.  I know that I just need to practice them more and they will become easier for me to control. However, this is going to be either a lap quilt or a bed quilt, so it will be quilted - and "done is better than perfect."   I have four more sections to quilt - each section will be done after completing that lesson.  This should really keep me on track with this quilt.  That said, if I enlarge it to bed size, I will have to either do big borders or make more blocks.  I just have to keep that in mind and not allow it to derail my progress. Ha ha....I don't want this one to become a UFO.
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Barbara said...

I always opt for BIg borders, always. Lol. Looking really good!

Jeanna said...

Interesting blocks. These will make a fun quilt, whatever size you decide to make it.

Barb said...

One of these days I will take a class.....thanks for the inspiration

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW!! Your blocks look SO much better than mine - but then I KNEW they would!! Mine are going to be my BEFORE blocks - maybe by this time next year I'll have some AFTER blocks that will look as good as yours do now - ;))

Rhonda said...

Quilting as you go is a fantastic idea. I need to take that class. You are doing great Gene!!!

Kathleen said...

Gene these look great! I think you're finding them difficult because maybe you're feeling penned in with the block design after doing all that wild quilting that you did so well.