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And second, a word on procrastination ...
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re avoiding a tough task. And by that I mean, it’s amazing what I can accomplish when I’m avoiding learning how to free-motion quilt.
In the past few weeks when I have not been learning to FMQ, I have been:
• Finishing 20 tissue cozies for my son’s preschool staff for Christmas
• Cutting and piecing the quilt top for a Christmas present
• Mending items that were damaged so long ago I was surprised to learn that (a) they still fit and (b) they are still in style
Of the items in that list, the most interesting project is the new quilt top ...
My mother-in-law asked that I make her a quilt, and when I saw a version of this one on Instagram, I thought it fit the bill. I needed something that would work in a formal, more traditional décor with an Asian flair. With the help of Corey, of Little Miss Shabby, and Dorie, of Tumbling Blocks, I managed to track the pattern down to Pam and Nicky Lintott’s 2008 book, Jelly Roll Quilts.
I still haven’t decided how to quilt it. I am (finally) experimenting with FMQ—not on real quilts but on ugly fabric and leftover batting. I suspect I’ll use a combination of straight-line quilting and FMQ ... if I become proficient enough in the very near future. (Did I mention this is a Christmas gift?!)
What’s your knee-jerk reaction? How would you quilt this one?
Update: You can view the final quilt here.
Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday, Let’s Bee Social, WIP Wednesday, Monday Makers, and Needle and Thread Thursday ...