I couldn't imagine making this quilt today. Row after row of the same simple applique. However, it was my first venture into "invisible" machine applique and I learned a ton in the process of making this quilt.
Freezer paper machine quilting
You can't see the bumps and bruises from your chair to the design wall, so quit saying. "oh crap" in the classroom
Many creams make for an interesting background/border
How to make tiny stop borders and keep them straight, that fuchsia border is 1/4 "
Double up on the batting under the hearts, stipple around them and they will puff up
Free motion quilting around the borders on my DSM - first time to machine quilt
It takes some patience and pins to line up the sashing all down and across the quilt top
Would I make it again? never. Do I love it? Yes.
The fabric I chose for the hearts is still one of my favorites, I love working with scrappy backgrounds in creams or whites and I can see how much one quilt taught me. I am grateful for teachers who take the time to share their skills and knowledge. It takes a lot of time to prep for a class and to have samples made up.
Put a class on your fall to-do list. I'm sure you will learn one new thing, and that makes it all worth it!
Take time to stitch today,