Here is my most recent project. It doesn't look like much yet but the fan quilting will greatly enhance this simple design. It's from a lovely new book "Utility Quilting" by Carolyn Forster, from the UK. I met her at Quilt Market this fall and was very taken with her samples and this upcoming book. It has several excellent pages on how to do bindings--a common topic new to intermediate quilters always want help with. The projects are simple so they are ideal for Big Stitch quilting. I find that fast and fun, yet it still adds the beauty of hand stitching to the quilt. I'm all for Fine Hand Quilting, and can do it, but some quilts just need a "little love", don't you think?
Courthouse Step Quilt 72" square
While on Judy's blog, take a look at a new Challenge she has set up for this year. Color Palette Challenge She is working with Vickie Welsh of Field Trips with Fiber to do a monthly challenge using color palettes. Color is one of the things I get asked about the most--how to choose, how to use, how to know what looks "good". This would be a fun way to spread your wings with color just a little.
Tomorrow I'll have a few more links to exciting places on the web to learn quilting tricks. I know we can't do it all, but I've found 2 that will go a long way in helping me reach my goal to improve free motion quilting. Stay tuned!