Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Woodland baby blanket

Hi there,
I have finished my entry to the Fancy Feet challenge over at Ricochet and Away.  However am probably a bit late but I will show it here anyway:)
The challenge was to use a sewing machine foot that you have never used before.  This was great timing as I wanted to attempt a baby quilt with free motion quilting.  This was very scary for me but after a few tension issues it was nowhere near as scary as I'd imagined.  I only followed a simple squiggle pattern which I freehand drew onto the quilt top with washable quilting marker.
Free motion quilting foot

Now as you can see by the picture here on the right I was way off the lines, but I really had a fun time quilting this little quilt and I was really happy with the results.

I did have the thread snap a couple of times but it was easily resolved by tying off the thread and then stitching in the same spot a couple of times where you tied off before continuing.  I did also keep checking the back because I was paranoid about tension issues.  This was good because on a couple of occasions I had really loose thread on the back which I had to unpick.  All in all though I had a great experience and finished this little quilt in two hours.

Thanks Rikka for giving me the push I needed to try this great method of quilting.


  1. Absolutely adorable! Congrats on meeting your challenge!!!

  2. Aww love this! What a gorgeous quilt! What is the name of the foot you used? Is it a darning foot?

  3. Wow!!! You've done a fabulous job mastering free motion quilting, Kristin. It looks great!!!!

  4. Hello, I'm visiting the participants of the challenge, I'm delight with all the beautiful creations! Your baby quilt is adorable and to be the first time you make free motion, you did a beautiful job! I'm also participating in the challenge, I used the pintuck foot. I am a new follower of yours via GFC and bloglovin. I leave the link to my blog, I hope you will visit me and if you like my creations, I invite you to follow me.
    I am pleased to meet you!
    Marisa from

  5. So nice! Look at you doing that neat quilting... I am really impressed. Love the little critters. So sweet.