Being new to long-arm quilting ( 1year), sometimes I just need to play and practice. I've had this panel in my stash for 20 years!!! Yes! 20 years. I wanted to be a quilter for a long time but quilting is not an easy hobby to pick up when you are in your mid twenties, starting a new career, newly married with two wee ones born within the first three years. But despite the many moves, and chapters so far lived in life, this panel has endured every purge! SO! When I decided quilting was going to be my empty nest hobby...this was my first quilting practice/project when I bought my long-arm machine:
|2011 Classroom Quilt|
I free-motion quilted a letter of the alphabet in each block with
stars connecting them. I had so much fun!
I love rick-rack so added a touch of it for a mini border!
The back I made a little scrappy.
I need to be more whimsical with my quilting! The perfectionist comes out in me, truly driving me crazy sometimes. LOL! I know...right! But seriously, I had nothing to loose here and it came out great yet when I do try "too hard" I always make mistakes. Love that life is a series of lessons and growth.
So this quilt is added to my collection of classroom quilts. Each year I enjoy making a quilt for my class and love that the pile continues to grow. It makes my heart sing to see my second graders cuddled up in them reading!