|Highlands Houses, 19" x 19"|
I started this quilt just under a year ago, when I rescued a plaid shirt that my Dad never wore from the donation pile:
It was one wrong turn after another with this quilt, and the challenges continued with the quilting! As a beginner free motion quilter, I decided to do a loose stipple with fine thread, and let the quilting fall into the background. My practice pieces looked reasonable, but it all went out the window once the real quilt was under the needle!
I learned that:
- Shirting is stretchier than regular quilting cotton.
- Paper pieced blocks are stretchier than traditionally pieced blocks, because the grains are not usually lined up.
So, there are a few bumps in the middle, and a few tucks under the binding, but at this point I'm going to call it a day and move on to the next project!
The whole time I was quilting I had this song from Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter, going through my head:
Three quilts done, a gazillion to go!