03 Nov Charity Challenge – November
It’s Charity Challenge time again! My October Alternating Nine Patch quilt is almost ready to go – I still need to add the binding. I was so tempted to do some diagonal straight line quilting on this one, but I really need to practice my free motion quilting so I resisted. I used three different curvy free motion designs on this quilt. Down the middle of the quilt I did a fairly standard meander adding in a few hooks and spirals. On either side of the meander, I did a loopy design. Finally, the outer blocks are quilted with abstract leaves.
One of the issues I’ve had with my free motion quilting before is that I tend to make it too small and tight. I focused this time on keeping the motifs fairly large. I still need a lot of work on both the motif making and keeping my stitches even, but the result is adequate.
For November, I’ll be quilting another quilt top that dates from about 2 1/2 years ago! I remember when I made it. I had been doing a lot of “work” type sewing and just needed to make something fast and simple. I decided on an easy log cabin variation and grabbed some reds and oranges from the stash. This quilt is made up of 20 15″ blocks plus two rows of squares and finishes at 60″ x 81″. It is fiery hot with all the red and orange so I’m calling it Campfire. Download the pattern here.