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.
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.
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?!? 🙂
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!