More Free Motion Fun

Here’s the latest project in my free motion quilting journey. Beginning with a beautiful Renoir print fabric panel by Robert Kaufman and stunning coordinating borders from the Northcott “Stonehenge” collection, I decided to get out my Mom’s Featherweight machine to do all of the piecing. What a joy!

After a trip to my local quilt shop, The Cotton Ball in Morro Bay, CA
My Mom’s circa 1953 Singer Featherweight, freshly oiled (all 23 points!) and ready for action.

For this quilted throw, I let the Renoir painting inspire what free-motion patterns I would choose and proceeded from there.

A close up of both the print and borders

For the borders, I chose a meandering wood grain pattern for the golden fabric, a meandering leaf pattern for the teal green fabric and meandering swirl pattern for the royal blue fabric. (Thanks again Angela Walters!)

Love those swirls!

After all the precise grid work I did on several of my past quilts, I was amazed to have finished this exclusively free-motioned quilted throw in about a week. So liberating!

Lastly, I had great fun creating the label for the back:

A glimpse of the backing fabric behind the label.

One Reply to “More Free Motion Fun”

  1. That is dreamy and delicious. You are a master with color and with your choices in free motion pattern stitching to fit the mood. I hope you stlll have this one as I’d love to see it in person!!!


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