Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Adventures in Free Motion Quilting

My 2nd entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival this spring is a quilt I'm calling "Adventures in Free Motion Quilting."  The pattern is called 9-Patch Puzzle, by The Girl Who Quilts -- isn't it fabulous?!  Such a great pattern for using large scale prints.   For the 8 inch squares I used up most of my AMH Good Folks stash, and the borders are all various shades of Kona creams and browns.  I LOVE this quilt!

The back is made up of some "orphan" blocks, also from AMH Good Folks fabrics.  I don't remember when I made these, or why I didn't make enough for a full quilt, but I really like them on the back of this quilt.

Here you can see my quilting a little better -- for each of the front sections, I tried a different FMQ technique.  I had Angela Walter's book sitting open near my sewing machine, and when I finished one section, I'd look through the book for inspiration for what to do next.  There were many times when I was worried that I was ruining this quilt - but it was great practice, and it helped me figure out which designs I had fun doing, and which ones I'd never choose again!

Quilt Stats
Blogger's Quilt Festival "Home Machine Quilted" Category
Fabrics: AMH Good Folks, various shades of Kona Cotton solids
Pattern:  9-Patch Puzzle
Quilting:  free motion quilted on my Juki
Size: 64 X 72 inches
Binding: leftover scraps from the quilt top
Backing: orphan blocks plus large pieces of Kona solids

Thanks so much for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


  1. So beautiful! The quilting looks awesome!

  2. I love this! What a great idea to practice a bunch of different designs :)

  3. What a great idea! I'm so flattered that you used my pattern!! :) Lovely job!

  4. lovely quilt, I do like quilts with varying sized blocks in them, always seem drawn to this sort of style

  5. Gorgeous - such richness in those fabrics! You've showcased them well.