A couple of months ago, March I think it was, I took a class at Spoonflower with Nicole at Mama Love Quilts Nicole makes beautiful quilts, so not only was it an opportunity to possibly learn something new from a great quilt maker, but I was intrigued by the sample quilt. Here is her quilt.
Also, if you’ve not heard of Spoonflower, check out my post here.
None of the seams for the stars lined up so I was very interested in how this pattern was written. And the class was free, so I really had nothing to lose. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it used improv piecing and wasn’t a pattern in the typical sense. I have never really done any improv piecing, but it didn’t take me long to get the hang of it. And it was quite fun and freeing. There are no rules, and no pattern — in fact, the wonkier, the better.
I decided to use scraps rather than cut up some of my stash, so I pulled out all my bright scraps from past projects. I also decided to make my quilt large enough to be a baby quilt. What’s really exciting about this quilt is that I have fabric from at least 8 other projects represented here. I still need to bind it, but that should be done later tonight.
Also, one of my goals this year was to practice my free motion quilting and get somewhat better at it. So I used 4 different free motion quilting techniques on this quilt. By the time I got done with the quilt, I was certainly better at the FMQ patterns I had decided to do.
Linking up with Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.