Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Do You Do Stuff The Hard Way?

So..here's another Work In Progress Wednesday and  I'm linking up to http://freshlypieced.com and http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.com.

I must admit that sampler quilts always have made me nervous.  I thought they required only custom quilting to satisfy the sashing and blocks.  However, this is MY quilt (not a customer's) so I could do it however I wanted.  I've been really pressed for time as I have been working toward a Master's degree (I have a BS in Molecular Biology & a  minor in Biochemistry--so I guess I'm full of it) and decided that I would permit myself to just do a free-motion edge to edge motif.  Guess what?  I love it!  I don't have to ALWAYS do everything the hard way!  For me, this is surprising information.  Do you ever feel that way?  At any rate, I love this blue sampler as it has a denim-feel to it.  I did a large-scale overall "lasso".

Favorite time of the day: unloading the quilt!

Close-up of the edge to edge quilted lasso.