Saturday, April 12, 2014

Simple Quilts: Sasparilla

I enjoy making simple quilts. They can be made with my scraps or purchased just for the project. As it happens I had bought some layer cakes without any idea what I was going to make with them. They have been laying in my stash for awhile.

But while browsing through Pinterest (I just love looking at all the pictures on Pinterest...lots of inspiration) I saw a picture of what looked to be a simple quilt that had been made with a layer cake.

So following the instructions I posted in my last entry, I made this simple quilt with the Sasparilla layer cake that I had.

It is windy today as you can tell by the quilt blowing!
I pieced together some fabric that I have had in my stash for several years. I can't even remember why I purchased it now. But I know that my tastes must have changed and that I would not be using it in a top, so I thought as a backing would work well with this quilt.

As I mentioned in my last blog entry...I wanted to break out of my comfort zone and start using different quilting designs. I have been comfortable with the loopy design and the stippling, but there are so many more machine quilting designs out there and they look good when I see what others are doing.

So, I decided that this would be a good project to practice some other free motion quilt designs on.

I used straight lines, wavy lines, loopy loops, stippling, figure eights, and others.

And I must say that it made me happy to break out of my comfort zone and try something new...Whoop-Whoop!

I even discovered some new designs that I really enjoyed making while trying something new.

I would like to hear what makes you happy! Join me on Whoop-Whoop Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Cute quilt. I tried to reply to your comment on my blog, but, you are 'no-reply' and I'm not Google+. Now try something with your treadle. They are fun!