Here’s My Practice

I spent an entire day over the weekend practicing my machine quilting and free motion quilting, and had the best day!

This is my first string-pieced quilt, on which I practiced straight lines.

quilting my string pieced mini

This is my triangle-square mini, with more straight lines and in-the-ditch quilting:

quilting a triangle-square miniNow on to the free motion quilting practice. I put two fat quarters together, and just went for it! Here’s a shot of the front and back:

free motion on fat quartersHere’s a closeup of that one. I think this fabric, from the Midwest Modern 2 collection, would be fun to quilt following the floral designs. Not sure what to do with this piece – maybe turn it into some kind of tote bag.

closeup of free motion on MM2

I had a few charm squares left over from this quilt, so I made a mini and quilted it:

quilted charm miniHere’s a close-up:

charm squares closeupIt’s fun to look closely at the quilting after you’re finished, and notice some random shapes. I found one spot that looked like a wavy leaf or tree.

I just have to finish sewing on the binding to these mini quilts, and then I will post pictures of the finished projects. I really love working on mini quilts – such a great way to use up scraps and experiment with different designs and quilting. Next up, quilt this one and this one.


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