The fabric in the center is one of my favorites – it’s just so happy!
Do you quilt that pattern using a machine or by hand? I don’t quilt so I’m curious.
A machine. I have done two quilts by hand and it took forever! Learning to use the machine took some time but it’s worth it – the quilting only took about 4 or 5 hours.
The stipple is beautiful! If you do machine quilt it, do you draw in the pattern first with a fabric marker or something or work freehand?
Thanks! I can’t mark it with anything, because I am on the Gulf Coast and the marking just melts away into the humidity! So with each quilt I have made, I have tried different variables to see what works best. On that quilt I used a darning foot with the feed dogs up, cotton thread on top and polyester thread in the bobbin. That combination worked pretty well so I got a smooth motion. The machine-quilting book I learned from is Quilt as Desired by Charlene C. Frable.
such happy colours, it’s lovely!
Thank you! It’s for a pregnancy assistance center in my county so I hope the recipient thinks they are happy colors too!
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