Last week when I was feeling much healthier I decided to follow Laura’s lead and attempt some of the wonderful free motion spirals by Sarah Vedeler over on the Free Motion Quilting Challenge at SewcalGal for the November Free Motion Challenge. This challenge has been running all year and although I had wanted to participate and had checked out the blog often, I found I just didn’t have time. Laura’s lovely spirals inspired me to spend the time and have a go.
I had practiced on paper as per instructions and decided to attempt quilting on fabric. As my little scrap squares are 2″ finished I didn’t need to mark my squares and just proceeded to ‘swirl away’. Not perfect but I’m quite pleased with it and I’ve decided to turn it into a little mat for my bedside table. I’ve yet to bind/face it because I don’t have the ‘right’ fabric on hand to complete the task.
The real problem was I was in a hurry to get quilting and couldn’t find my pins for basting so decided, as it was only a very small piece, not to worry. So I ended up with ‘Spirals and Ripples’. Have a closer look at the back and you’ll see what I mean. It actually looks less rippled on the picture lol. In real life those ripples are a little larger and on a small piece very noticeable. Lesson learned there!