Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Branching Out

@insidethepaperbox what do you think? Can this @tulapink table topper come live with you?
I'm doing a little private swap with Jessie and I came up with this idea for her table topper.  I used all the pretty new prints from Tula Pink's Birds & Bees line.  It's pretty simple in construction, but I went all out for the quilting!  

close up of quilting
I've been wanting to expand my free motion quilting repertoire and I love this cathedral window look.  I've seen a few similar styles, but I always found the method difficult--I couldn't see the corner I was aiming for while I was quilting.  I'm going to be posting a video tutorial soon about how I did this.  It was so incredibly easy (and forgiving!)  I'm already excited to try it out on another quilt because, as we all know, practice makes perfect with FMQ! 

UPDATE:  Here is the video tutorial!  It's also posted on my YouTube channel, kelbysews.

20 comments:

mjnauert said...

Charlotte Warr Anderson has a book on quilting this method with many other patterns that you can do this way. It is called ''One Line at a Time''

Flying Blind... said...

How funny, I just got the above book out of the library today!
Time for me to watch you in action, before I go to bed. (That sounds wrong, sorry.) x

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love how you quilted this. And I'm neither reading books nor watching you in action before bed ;o)

Jodie said...

alright your tutorial has inspired me to try this, may need to be on something smaller to give it a whirl. So appreciate you posting this video, makes it so much easier to understand.

peaknits said...

This is gorgeous!

pamela said...

Great tutorial. Finally something I can understand!!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for this! I love this quilting design and this seems much more do-able than other methods I've seen.

prsd4tim2 said...

What a great look. Love the quilting. Thanks for the tute.

Angela said...

cute video Kelly!

Lisaleh said...

I saw this on Flickr and just loved it. Sooo beautiful!

Karin said...

great tute! I tried to 'pin' it, but it said 'cannot pin this image' :( Is your picture storage set on private?

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

What a great tutorial! I've tried this type of quilting before, but found it really hard to get it looking good. This looks like I might just manage it. I've got a charity quilt to quilt and I think I might just give it a go. Thankyou!

Alex said...

What an unbelievably adorable quilt. It has inspired me ; I may use a similar pattern with charm squares I get from a christmas charm swap to make a tree skirt! - I could fussy cut all the cute christmas pictures like your windows and quilt it like this!! thanks for the inspiration :)

Alicia said...

Thanks for sharing this video - was the shove I needed to give it a try! I love your quilts - I've been inspired to try (again) paper piecing, and I like seeing your (some) simple designs that really make a statement. I'm realizing that quilts don't have to take years to complete!

http://aajsaunders.blogspot.ca/2012/07/babys-first-quilt.html
Made using your paper piecing pattern.

Jess said...

I absolutely love this! The placement of color in the quilt looks fab, and that quilting is brilliant!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the tutorial - love the quilt.

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Now that quilting is amazing Kelly...so thanks for sharing your secrets with a tutorial. btw the scrap bag you sent me arrived this week and I was blown away by your generosity - stop by on Sunday 5th August to see my post about it if you'd like. thank you again.rsqoff 1

Amira Ameruddin said...

oh i love the quilting on this!its really lovely.. i bought angela's book too. I just received it today and am so excited to start like what you did with that quilt you just finished quilting...great job.

Mermaid Sews said...

awesome video, thank you!!

Carmen said...

Hee hee, it's cool to hear your voice! And it's funny, I would never have thought of doing FMQ horizontally/sideways/you know what I mean. Thanks! I'm definitely gonna try it next time.

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