Feb 25 16
Playing around on quilt sandwiches has always been my best way to learn new designs and new free motion skills, so when I set out to learn some new ruler work skills, I put together many sandwiches that ranged in size from 18 inches square to 24 inches square. I have now amassed a fair number of them and one can only have so many tote bags and pillows, so I figured I’d make a couple small quilts with them. I did not set out to make a quilt-as-you-go quilt and I have to say that this is not how I would choose to work, but I’ve got to do something with all these darn squares! From another perspective: This most recent block I finished last weekend was the one I played around with a couple weeks ago but didn’t have time to finish. This next shot is the full block once it was completed except for the hyperquilting in that final section: Here’s a shot of the totally completed design after that final hyperquilting was added: I described how I made the center section earlier and you can see the first post where I described how I made it by clicking here. This is a shot of where we left off last time: I used one of my Quilters Groove Arc rulers to create another layer of framework outside the “star” above: …and here you can see that I’m starting to fill in the arcs as the pearls are in: This last shot is a tangential one and I love how it shows of the texture of the quilting: All I can say is Thank God someone invented thread! Can you imagine how drab life could be without it?!