In the Quilt Whisperer course that I took, Carla said that PPP (practice, practice, practice) was the most important thing in getting better at machine quilting, so that is what I have been trying to do. Mini quilts are a great, fast way to try new things.
I made this little 16" square mini quilt using leftover layer cake/charm square fabric, plus some leftover yardage. The fabric is "Alliance" by Howard Marcus. The center is made up of 1" squares and the borders are 5" wide. The quilting designs of free formed feathered hearts, swags, echoes and pebbles in the border and cross-hatching in the center (with a walking foot). I tried making the focus for the quilting in the center of the border rather than the corners. I used wool batting.
I used brown Invisafil and a #70 Microtex needle on my home sewing machine. I found that it was easiest to make the pebbles in a figure "8" pattern, looping one way and then the other.
I wanted to use an old hanger to hang the quilt from, so -
I made some little fabric tabs that I pinned to the back of the quilt.
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