I started a Quilt Whisperer course this week offered by Carla Barrett. The course is in deciding what to quilt on a quilt. All kinds of things have been covered in the first lesson. One thing she mentioned was using 2 layers of batting (she suggests an extra layer of polyester batting) when machine quilting, so I thought I would give it a try.
I had a couple of trial log cabin blocks (11") and made a potholder with one of them. I used two layers of batting (I used batting with the foil and a layer of polyester - not something I have ever machine quilted with). I also tried a different style (for me) of feathers - needs more practice. I am hoping with the course that I will learn to step out of my comfort zone!
If you want some inspiration for quilting, visit Carla's quilting gallery. She is a long arm quilter - a stand up quilter (I am a sit down quilter - I learned that in the course!!).
I took a break from the quilt along, but I found some great pictures on blogs today for ideas!
This one is from Sew Karen-ly Created (a wonderful blog!), the quilt uses similar Alabama Variation blocks that I have chosen for the quilt along quilt, but the blocks are set on point.
This one is from Quilts in the Barn. When I was deciding on the design of the quilt along quilt I had a few ideas in mind, and one with Flying Geese sashing was one of my favorites. This design could be made with Fast Flying Geese with a finished size of 1½" x 3" (using a large 4+3/4" square and 4 little 2+3/8" squares).
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!♥