Modern Stained Glass - Quilting Detail
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Modern Stained Glass

I finally went back and did something with my UFO blocks that I made in 2008. Yay! I pieced them together (using left over Kona solid fabrics from the QuiltCon Block challenge) in preparation for getting my new sewing machine. I wanted a lot of open space so that I could focus on free motion quilting.

Modern Stained Glass - Pieced Top

Modern Stained Glass – Pieced Top

Modern Stained Glass - Basting with Pins

Modern Stained Glass – Basting with Pins

I call this quilt “Modern Stained Glass” because the base blocks themselves look like stained glass windows to me. That also inspired the quilting that I used for the quilt.

Modern Stained Glass - Quilting Detail

Modern Stained Glass – Quilting Detail

I learned a *ton* as this was the first somewhat larger quilt that I used free motion techniques. It was the first time that I basted a quilt using safety pins, and I have to say that it was easier than basting with needle and thread and I was happy with how stable it stayed during quilting. I did have one small “tuck” on the back, but who’s counting?!? :)

Modern Stained Glass - Completed Top

Modern Stained Glass – Completed Top

Previous to free motion quilting this quilt top, I had only done a ton of scrappy practicing and a few placemats (I am working on binding them now, so hopefully I can post about them soon!). I am so happy with how it turned out, and I am excited for what comes next!

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