Machine Quilting, Quilting with Friends

Quilting the Quilt

Every year at our Watson quilting retreat, we have a mini quilters’ exchange.  Last year our group exchanged 5 fat quarters and some background fabric.  Like fabric could be added to finish the project.

I’ve wanted to try my hand at making a miniature quilt for some time now and thought that this was the perfect opportunity.  I decided on a pattern from Lynette Jensen’s  Pint Size Traditions.   Now to quilt it.  I’ve actually had the piece finished for a couple of months now – but wasn’t sure just how best to quilt it.

Finally I pulled out my notes from a machine quilting class by Jan WIldman that I took at Quilt Camp and decided to use the quilting pattern ‘Hearts’  for my miniature.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done any machine quilting, so I put together some quilt sandwiches (Making a Quilt Sandwich video link) and made some practice pieces.008

I’ve finished the quilting my exchange piece.  Some of the hearts are a bit “fractured’ unfortunately.  I definitely need more practice!

I’m just hoping that my fellow quilter remembers that the best way to look at a quilt is ‘from a galloping horse’.

There is always time to quilt!
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