About this time last year, I had the privilege of quilting a quilt for John, better known as Quilt Dad. Not just any quilt, a quilt in the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters….no pressure, right?
I remember when I first received this quilt that I was really, really worried. I loved the quilt, but wasn’t sure how to quilt it. If I remember correctly, I loaded it without knowing exactly how I was going to quilt it. I am also pretty sure I stared at it for a long while before I even started. But I loved how it turned out……..sometimes the best quilting isn’t planned at all!
I echoed around the shapes, I think that it really sets off the blocks. In the “X” blocks, I quilted a figure 8 design.
When quilting irregular shapes, I like to pick a design that uses the edges of the block as a guide. It makes quilting a whole lot easier.
This quilt even made the cover of the book:
You can see it, can’t you? Its the one folded up in the middle of the pile…..Hey…I know it’s a little bit…but I’ll take it when I can get it!! Here is a little bit about the book:
The authors of Fat Quarterly, the wildly popular ezine on quilting, share the secrets of their quilting success in a collection of 60 quilt blocks and 12 quilts and projects, with a helpful introduction and coverage of basic techniques. Each chapter offers 10 colorful quilt blocks, instructions for a full-size quilt and a smaller project, plus all the necessary templates. Both a trusted guide and an inspirational workshop, this is a perfect resource for all quilters, especially members of traditional and online quilting bees.