Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lotus Pond Quilt

I love the Lotus Pond fabric by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud 9.  It is so cheerful and you can't help but feel happy when you look at it.  I wanted to use it with a less traditional pattern and found one by Jennifer Paganelli in the November/December 2014 issue of Love of Quilting called Random Acts of fitting!  I altered the pattern a little by working some of the blocks in four instead of six.  In order to match the diagonal seams I wound up having to trim the blocks of six down a bit, but overall I was pleased with the result.  This was also my first attempt at free motion on a quilt and choose to do all over loops.  I can't wait to keep working at that so I can get it a little more smooth down the road.  This pattern was a good start with slashing through a stack of blocks and is motivating me to try more improv type techniques.

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