I belong to a Yahoo Small Quilt Talk group, and this year we are making a small quilt of the month. The patterns are all from Kathleen Tracy's books.
|August Small Quilt of the Month|
I am trying to "step out of my box" with these little quilts, and for this one I used fabrics which I normally find difficult to use - ones with stripes, odd patterns, etc.
I also tried free motion quilting with 35 weight thread for the first time. I have never had much luck with FMQ using heavy threads, but the single hole throat plate for my machine really made a difference. I also lowered the top tension (the tension number is increased for my Husqvarna machine), and used a #90 Titanium needle.
I used this beautiful Valdani hand quilting thread.
The design was made with a stencil, and iron off quilt pounce.
I also caught up on the other small quilts of the month -
|February Small Quilt of the Month|
|July Small Quilt of the Month|
Here are the 8 quilts of the month so far. My plan is to put them all together on a wall in my sewing room at the end of the year.
The group is lots of fun - thanks to Kathy and the other members of the group for making it so enjoyable and informative.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ❤