My “Summer Nights Quilt” is finished!
I was inspired by “Falling Stars” quilt by Patrick Lose. I purchased the digital pattern from Fons and Porter and followed the pattern for the flying geese stars from it. I ended up making some smaller stars too and then omitting some of the pattern pieces and designing my own layout.
I spent an inordinate amount of time doing so and looking back at my graph paper and notes, I can’t help think “What were you doing girlfriend???” Hmmm, next time I might opt to actually follow a pattern!!!
My main goal in making this quilt was to free motion machine quilt the whole thing (and delve into pattern design apparently!?!) According to my numerous scrallings, it is 67″ x 84 1/2″ finished. (Hmmmm again)
My words of encouragement to other FMQ beginners are; it takes a lot of practice, expect to get frustrated. And then you still won’t be all out ecstatic with your results, but will be happily content with your progress. Onwards and upwards I say!
I have described this quilt’s FMQ journey in some of my past posts; your practice will pay off when you get free motion moving and do hit your free motion mojo.These links show some (carefully selected) close-ups.
Thank you to everyone that has given me tips and encouragement through this (prolonged) quilt project.
We moved this summer, so I’m giving myself a break it wasn’t done sooner. With October here in Pennsylvania being unusually warm, it works out fine. Right now, we don’t need more than this quilt at night. 💫
Sparkiling On! Sincerely Abbie ✨