Monday, November 09, 2015

Practice

I've got lots of tops to quilt, but it's been a while since I did much free-motion quilting and I didn't want to work out the kinks on anything important. So I cut some squares of muslin and batting and found a couple of cute tutorials... 


These are inspired by Claire's Peony and  Pebbles, both from The Inbox Jaunt. I can't bring myself to throw away practice pieces and we always need more potholders in the kitchen, so I zigzagged the edges and we'll use them until they get grungy.

This post is linked to Free Motion Mavericks, Patchwork Times,

6 comments:

Sarah McCartney said...

The animal shelters can use squares that are made for practice for small dogs and cats. You can also stitch them together for larger animals. They accept donations like that.

LA Paylor said...

nice job. I second the notion of sewing these together with sashing, al la quilt as you go, and passing it on to some deserving person or pet. LeeAnna

beth s said...

Perfect potholders!! I might take your inspiration and make some too!

Kate said...

Love the flower! What a great way to use your practice pieces.

Muv said...

Hello Michelle,

Great practice pieces! I especially like the flower. You could end up with enough for a small cushion.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the peony! I do my practice on fat quarters that I then make into pillows. I like the idea of giving panels to the animal shelter too.

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