This lovely quilt design was in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Quilty magazine. It only took me two years to get around to making it, but hey-that's life, right? I made some changes to the overall design to suit me and cut up three yards of that lush Michael Miller heart print for the backing. Then because my free motion foot for my Bernina is not here yet (overseas move takes a while ya know)--I had to quickly learn how to use my Mom's Pfaff free motion foot. Her machine is fancy schmancy so I do confess it took me a while to get it down, but once I had it away I went. I don't think my family has seen me since....
I'm free motion quilting in the basement every day now. It's okay to be addicted to -- quilting--- riiight?
So enough words, on with the pics.
Oh, and before I forget, I did a super short video on Instagram showing me in the process. If you have any doubts about free motion - watch the video really quick and you'll see--it's SO EASY. SO FREEING! NO RULES! This is why I love it, because I never have been a gal to really follow directions/rules/the establishment very well.
But those confessions are for another day dahhhhhhhling. ;)
These hearts piece together with tiny squares and rectangles-great for a beginning quilter! Seriously, if I can do this, so can you!
I've always used Kona solids in my quilts, but this one is a mish mash of various whites I had in stock (my Mom's stash ssshhhhhhh don't tell her!!!)---so I'm feeling frugal and Earth friendly which is a major bonus in my book. LOL
I've whittled her stash enormously since being back from England.
It's been six weeks now, and I think she's wondering where her fabric has gone. She probably thinks I've stuck it in drawers or cupboards. HAHAHAHA ooops
I live by the motto- "use it or lose it" so I don't feel guilty at all.
My friends Amy and Ben over at Dreibelbis and Fairweather Photography took these stunning photos of my quilt. I was definitely cheeky by taking it with me on our social visit, and casually whipped it out with evil plans in my head of using their studio for a back ground....Well, they, being the social upper crust of society and all, offered to photograph it for me. Of course I restrained myself from doing cartwheels and jumping stars (barely) -- but probably said far too enthusiastically "Oh, yes please!!!!"....
So here are the pics.
Take a moment to pop over to their website, they are mega forces in the creative industry. I'm so lucky to have them in my back yard.
Not literally in my back yard, of course...bahahaa, though that would be so fun yo! For reals!
Remember, in previous posts I've warned that when I get excited I start talking like Tu Pac. I seriously have no idea why, because I never ever listen to rap. It's bizarre.
onesie (previous post), and wasn't amused. At all... .. .
And being seen by the Fed Ex man in his onesie, well that tipped him over the edge you guys...