Spring is in the air.

A spring challenge. The finished piece measuring 12×16 inches. I decided to pullout the Inktense Pencils and have some colouring time followed by free motion quilting. The design is drawn onto the fabric using a permanent marker, then coloured.

Using a black thread, it is free motion quilted over the black outlines, adding details such as leaf veins as you go. The background is then quilted in a cream to blend in with the fabric.

The design was inspired by a large panel I had completed last year.

More Bits and Pieces – a different colour way.

I have been teaching a beginner class in patchwork piecing. Over 7 weeks we have constructed the blocks in my ‘Bits and Pieces’ Sampler quilt.

This time I decided to construct it as a quilt-as-you-go project. It made it more manageable for the students to see how you can quilt your own work with simple free motion quilting patterns. It is always lovely to see how others interpret the design and choose their own fabrics to create it in a variety of patterns and colours.

Bits and Pieces Sampler Quilt