Happy Friday! It’s also the last day of school for us, although I’m not sure if that’s a point of celebration or the beginning of a sad quilting slowdown.
I’ve been working on a new to me quilting technique. I finished the quilt top for the Harlequin quilt I was working on, but was struggling with what to do on the quilting.
Of course the biggest problem is my limited free motion quilting skills, so I couldn’t hope to replicate the quilting shown on the pattern. I decided to try to do a radiating wavy star from an off-center point and then use a ruler to draw lines between the star’s branches in a way to make my own triangle patterns. I hope it works out because I’ve come too far to start ripping now! I’m using a thin ruler to make the straight lines in the triangle – I wonder if it counts as ruler work?
Today’s Free Pattern Friday is the quilt that I was working on quilting last week with the True Blu fabric (if you’re interested, you can find it at my friend Amy’s shop here. It turned out so cute!
It’s interesting how differently quilts turn out when you change the fabric choices. The original pattern used a much higher contrast layer cake (did I mention it’s layer cake friendly? Yay!), and I actually see the patterned fabric making a circle around the center white fabric.
In the True Blu quilt, I see the patterned fabric making an X pattern rather than a circle. Do the two fabric choices change how you perceive the pattern layout too?
I really liked the backing of the quilt, which was a eye catching red and blue fabric. I definitely need to get some yardage of that!!!
As I was going through my camera and pulling photos for today’s post, I came across one I had taken of the most beautiful flower. If you can believe it, it’s a peony. I had never seen one in any other color than pink, nor had I ever seen one that had opened so fully. It’s magnificent, isn’t it? Another friend of mine has an amazing bridal floral business and her supplier sent her this flower for a floral shoot. I hope some day she has a bride who chooses to use them because I’d love to see them in arrangements!
And before I forget, with all of the photos and talk of flowers, here’s the actual free pattern for this week! It’s a link rather than a PDF. Add it to your cart and check out – all you need to do is add your name and email address and you should be good to go!
Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Memorial Day!