Miss Baby: Mom, when I grow bigger, you can teach me how to push the quilt under the machine.
My commentary: I think that’s Miss Baby’s perception of “free-motion quilting” – where I “push” the quilt under my sewing machine. I just love how a four-year-old defines free-motion quilting, don’t you?
Well, maybe when Miss Baby is bigger, she can take my “Learn to Machine Quilt” class – because the techniques featured in the class are selected to help quilters master the skill of
“pushing” moving their quilt sandwiches underneath the oftentimes small and limited throat space of their domestic machines. HA!
Jean of Arkansas made my day when she sent me pictures of her quilt made from the “Learn to Machine Quilt” class. Jean has also graciously allowed me to share those pictures with you.
You can see that center square of Jean’s quilt is a replica of my class project. She added borders made with fabrics she had picked up in France to make the class project into a very attractive table topper! Very creatively done, Jean!
You can see Jean’s “Double Echoing” and Jester’s Hat” motifs in the following close-up shot…
… as well as her cross-hatching, pebbles and stippling.
Very nice work, Jean! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Please tell Jean she did a great job, would you?
[In case you are new to Ivory Spring, my "Learn to Machine Quilt" is an online class offered by Annie's. It is designed with flexibility in mind - you can sign up anytime, watch, learn, and work on your class project at your leisure. The class is yours to keep forever once you purchase the class. Quite a few Ivory Spring readers have written to tell me they have signed up and on their way to experiencing the joy of machine quilting. I hope you will let me come alongside and help you jumpstart your machine quilting journey as well. Click here to watch a free preview, and sign up for the class. Maybe I will see in "class"?]
Thanks for stopping by, Friends. Come back tomorrow as I will be sharing yet another free pattern!