Monday, February 13, 2012

One Thing, One Week Challenge: Gettin' my quiltin' on!

One Thing, One Week Challenge button

For this week's One Thing, One Week Challenge at Amy's Creative Side, my focus was to quilt my Whimsy project.

a detail shot of some of the quilting on the Whimsy baby quilt

Success!!! I went a little out of my box on this one by trying out straight-line quilting with my walking foot. I did end up doing a tiny bit of free-motion around the embroidery (just outlining the stitched circles), but everything else was with the walking foot. I'm glad I gave it a go as it is a fun look, but I learned that it is really not my favorite style to quilt. Free-motion is more challenging for me, but it is also more fun.

Next up: binding!

If you get a chance, take some time to browse through the other challenge participants' successes-- there is always lots of awesome creative energy and inspiration to be found!


  1. Love the colors! And I would love to see the other appliqued blocks you have added the duck is so cute!

  2. I find free motion quilting difficult too ... I am determined, though to get good at it , darn it!!!! (I have a feeling it's that tip that it just takes lots of practice and patience .....neither of which is my best quality.... that is my downfall !)
    ANYWAY, that is one cute quilt you are working on .... love the colors !

  3. I love the embroidery. It looks great and what a good and creative way to take advantage of the cream squares. Thank you for the idea.

  4. At least you tried it and now you know for future reference :)