Artquiltmaker has posts a creative prompt each week. A recent post was “glass” and my first thought – “stained glass.” From there my mind went to a crazy quilt pattern, to a quilted whole-cloth piece. This is just practice piece based off of my original drawing getting ready for the Oct – Dec Quilt-It Challenge which is a whole cloth quilt project.
This is actually only 1/4 of a larger muslin quilt sandwich. Each block is 8.5 inches square and I measured out the division for each block area the same. I had high hopes of getting all 4 squares done, but the quilting was pretty intense in some places so I was ready be done after I finished this section.
Here are some close up photos:
It gives me time to consider other possibilities for the other areas. Do I use different colored thread or a different weight thread (I used Auriful 50wt which I love)? Quilt each section the same of choose other designs, or do a variation of the first block?
One thing that I have noticed. My quilting is getting better. My stitch length is more consistent. My traveling is spot on a high percentage of the time. My free motion straight lines are straighter. Starting out, it feels as though you will never get there and while I have improved, I really noticed just how much as I was quilting this.
I am linking up with Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project. That is one of the places to visit if you haven’t already if you want to see amazing work.
So what would you do in the remaining sections? Different thread? Designs? Both?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie