Kathleen's Collection Quilt

Guys. I spent this entire weekend working on my own quilt. I made the quilt top, then quilted it. It has been so long since I made just a random quilt for myself -- it's not a store sample, it's not a teaching sample, not a blog hop, not an anything, just a quilt for me, because I could. img_4856I made the collection quilt by Carolyn Friedlander.


It's a pattern that I've admired for a long time, but have always been intimidated by the applique. Seriously guys, I don't applique. Ever. This is certainly my most ambitious applique project ever.

img_4854The pattern is written for hand applique, but I was not up for that -- I hate hand work even more than applique -- so did all the applique by machine.


I had a lot of fun then using my rulers to quilt up the quilt after it was pieced. 98% off the quilt was pure ruler work, no free motion -- there are just a couple areas of fill that used free motion.


All in all, this quilt was fairly out of my normal comfort zone -- there was applique, the quilting is a bit different to what I would usually do, the colour pallet is not my usual... and, most differently, it's all mine now :D Rocky and I are trying to decide where it should hang in our house.

That's it for me! I promise Free Motion Friday is coming back soon. I know it's been a while, but I haven't forgotten about it, promise. Plus, I have 3 more quilts finished that need photo's taken so they too can be blogged.

Later days! Kathleen.

PS: I'm teaching at Sparrow Studioz (Edmonton), Quilting From The Heart (Camrose) and Stitch and Bobbin (North Vancouver) over the next 5 weeks! Hopefully I'll see you in one of my classes!