Patches and Panels
I wanted to share this quilt because it is not a typical quilt of any sort. I simply wanted to put together pieces drifting around my sewing area in the colors that the mommy of little Liam loved. I wanted to do it organically and make it work. when I looked at it and held it I felt like I had succeeded! I really enjoyed making this quilt. I felt a lot of love and deep connection with little Liam and his family while I was making this quilt. It is loosely inspired by Rayna Gillman’s book, Inspired Free Form Quilting which I love! I made a quilt for my 3rd grand daughter’s birth from her book and it was not only one of my favorites but it was so much fun!
It may have become obvious to some that I have been quilting for a number of years and still not really explored the arena of traditional piecing. I have to admit the obvious, that 1. I am not good at exact detail work and 2. I don’t like the exact detail work of piecing. 3. I really wanted to quilt anyway. 4. Liam does not care! For the traditional piecing experts consider my blog ‘remedial quilting’ and if you are new to quilting and nervous about getting into it due to the intimidating complexity of traditional piecing consider my blog a wade into the shallow end of the quilting pool to get the hang of it and build confidence. It is an amazing hobby and it does not have to be so difficult it keeps beginner sewers out of the pool entirely. So play around with your scraps, have fun and jump in.