I have started a new 30 day project to help finish some smaller WiPs and bring back some joy to walking foot quilting. The quilting part of making a quilt is not my favorite part. It’s obviously needed to finish a quilt, but I always feel like its work. I am hoping that I can experiment and play with these smaller quilts and enjoy the process. My goal is to finish one mini quilt (smaller than 30×30″) each week.
Also, I decided with home schooling and work loads my 30 days is not necessarily continuous. I am allowing flexibility and making sure there is no added pressure.
First project up, is my Improv Mod House quilt that I made in Jacquie Gering’s class at Sewtopia. This house was inspired by a butterfly house I have my eye on round the corner from a friends house.
I also, recently, attended Jacquie’s 60 degree quilting class based on her Walk 2.0 book. As I was adding the lines, not knowing, if I would stop at 4 sets of lines or continue to do 6 sets, I realized it was not 3 sets. This reminded me of a puffer jacket.
I finally decided on the six set grid design for the background, as this is a small quilt. Note, just because these are small I did not skimp on quilting design or the need to bury threads (LOL).
The texture this produced was so good. I loved how it turned out and it was fun experimenting with this design. I am not adding binding to this one, as I am going to frame it.
Name : Butterfly House
Design: Original Design (in Jacquie Gering’s Mod House class)
Fabric: Scraps + Kona Cerise (background)
Backing: Lucky Penny, Alison Glass
Dimensions: 12 x 24 in.
Quilted: Straight lines, Six Set Grid (from Jacquie Gering’s Walk 2.0 book)
Start date: 06 April 2018
Finish date: 06 March 2021
The texture you’ve created in the background of this quilt is really interesting. I hope it has sparked a new found love of quilting in you – despite all those thread ends!
I actually don’t mind burying the threads and yes I have really started enjoying these smaller projects
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